Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Small Show





Three photos from a guild exhibit held this weekend at the public library. It's not a big show with vendors, etc., just quilts hung around the central atrium and in halls. This works well, since we get quilters who come to see the show, as well as regular library patrons who are pleasantly surprised to see the quilt display. There is voting for viewers choice, which the voters seem to think more seriously about than who should be president! The first photo is my big scrap quilt, and the other two are two versions of the same English paper pieced pattern. Helen made the first as a graduation gift for her niece, who requested purple and black. This is as good as purple gets! Kay F. was inspired by Helen to dig out a 15-year-old UFO. It's a charm quilt with well over 1,000 different fabrics. The two make a great study in what role value plays in a quilt. Also, I find it interesting that, although Kay's has many more fabrics than Helen's, it doesn't look that way because so many of them are similar. I wonder if that's because at the time she made it fewer fabrics were available.

6 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I completely agree! (I LOVE both of them... Especially the purple one) BUT inresponse to:
"I find it interesting that, although Kay's has many more fabrics than Helen's, it doesn't look that way because so many of them are similar."

I think it is becasue the reds especially all look alike...

Nancy said...

Nice quilts all three. My guild has it's "small show" this year. We alternate the big and small shows. This one is mainly a one day showing of quilts. No admission charge, nothing judged and no vendors except for the Bluebonnet Store where we sell gift items to support the guild. And it's usually just as much fun to attend as the big show with all it's vendors. Because the focus is more on the quilts that the shopping. Like a quilt show really should be.

Debra Spincic said...

While both quilts are stunning, I think the purple one has a more defined value "trick" with the middle section lighter than the other sections. I think that immediately catches one's eye. The value play on the last one is not as defined.

Believe me, 15 years ago--there were plenty of fabrics! (that's only 1991) She just confined her choices more strictly.

I absolutely adore your quilt! WOW! very well done.

Kay said...

I couldn't agree more with Nancy's comment about what a quilt show is supposed to be. This simple show is perfect for this guild.

Interesting that Debra and Amy liked different one of the "twins". That makes the world go round, doesn't it?

Deb Geyer said...

In the third one, I like how the hexagon occasionally overpowers the star.

computerpeach said...

beautiful quilts!!