Best of Show at Indiana Heritage Quilt Show
Star Berries by Gail Stepanek
Quilted by Ronda Beyer
This is a lovely quilt--it doesn't shout "Look how flashy I am," but it grows on you and repays careful study. The seven pointed stars, the asymmetrical setting, and the subtle colors all give a traditional quilt a new spin, and the beautiful quilting enhances the whole effect. Click so you can get a good look--it's fabulous.
This quilt, The Geisha and the Serving Girl, is by Claudia Meyers and Marilyn Badger. It makes very effective use of metallic fabric paints to enhance the designs, and has beautifully balanced quilting, with very dense filling but leaving some puffy areas too.
This quilt doesn't make a huge initial impact, but it's fascinating. One of a series of alphabet quilts by Janet Stone, this one includes fourteen sheep as part of the design. See if you can find them. The detail on this quilt is delightful; be sure to click on it for a close-up view.
I had more favorites, but this is a taste. It was a very good show this year.