Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival

Last week I spent 4days at MAQF with my friend Elizabeth in Hampton, VA.  We make the annual trek for several reasons - to see the quilts, shop the vendors (even though we don't NEED anything), visit with quilting friends, and escape the cold and dreary winter for a few days.  Some years there are daffodils blooming and warm temps but not this year.  No matter - it's still good to immerse ourselves in color and creativity.  This year we also took a class with Laura Wasilowski (of the Chicago School of Fusing).  More on that tomorrow.  First some pics of the show and the all important purchases.
Clockwise from top left: It All Comes Around by Karlyn Lohrenz won Best Use of Color in the Innovative category; Quiet Moment by Pat Durbin; Sunrise Serenade by Diane Rusin Doran won a blue ribbon (but I neglected to get the category); the next is from a special exhibit called Color Wheel of Emotions by members of Studio Art Quilt Associates; last is Tileworks IIII by Mary Kay Price which won a Judge's Choice award.  As you might notice I am drawn to the innovative and art quilts, and color. There were many spectacular traditional quilts as well.
Now to the purchases, again from upper left: Cherrywood & batik fabrics, some whites & t-shirt for dyeing, embroidery threads, and beads; vintage knitting tool; newly purchased fabrics to be used with previously purchased pattern & silk; more fabric, bag pattern, Olfa circle cutter.  More projects to add to the list!

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