I kept finding more and more wonderful surprises in this quilt to show you: "Gilding the Arbor" by Bethanne Nemesh of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Just look at this masterful quilting! Then scroll down and I'll tell you about Bethanne's quilt.
Bethanne was inspired by her love of the garden, whole cloth quilting, oriental silk tapestry and old botanical etchings. She drew the designs on the quilt top with chalk and wash-out markers, and quilted this with a longarm machine. Wow! This quilt has some well-deserved ribbons on it.
The quilt above is "The Jewel in the Crown" by Dawn S. Hayes of Upper Montclair, NJ. She used silks and cottons to make this opulent quilt. I love the black and white sawtooth sashing.
Below, "Looking Out - My Lunchtime View" by Susan Bishop of Queensbury, NY. And what is she having for lunch? A peanut butter and honey sandwich.
The quilt below is titled: "Smuggler's Notch" by Anne Standish of Cambridge, VT. She took this photo, then turned it into a quilt using skills she learned from Mary Ellen Krantz. She used oil paint, inks and threadwork. She really captures late autumn, don't you think?
And finally, here are some quilters taking a good close look at "Illusion" by Susan C. Sherman of Westport, NY (with the help of a "white glove volunteer"). This tumbling blocks quilt was inspired by an antique quilt by Ann Johnson circa 1890. Susan used a combination of recycled silk neckties and new silks. The back is also silk, as is the embroidery floss. Oh, there is a lot of embroidery in this quilt!
I enjoyed taking these photos so we could "visit the quilt show" together.
I'm so inspired, I can't wait to get sewing!