One of the greatest things about getting to see a quilt in the flesh…or, well, fabric…at a show like ours is the chance to get a look at all of the great details that simply can’t be done justice in a mere photograph.
Even we are often surprised at how much the right quilting, intricate piecing, or embellishment can transform an already gorgeous quilt from a photograph to an outright stunner in person.
We have the benefit of receiving both a full photograph and a detail shot for each submission for any juried exhibit at a Quilt Festival. And it’s often the detail that reveals the true brilliance of a quilt. It’s the next best thing to seeing it in person!
So, for this edition of Friends@Festival, we are sharing a selection of quilt images—including those wonderful detail images—from a handful of exhibits we’ve had on display at our shows this year.
Evening Star by Karin Lusnak; quilted by Laura Lee Fritz Techniques: Machine pieced and quilted; detail on left
Blood, Sweat & Tears by Victoria Rondeau Techniques: Paper pieced using Judy Niemeyer pattern and technique, curved binding; detail on left
Spring Ocean by Harumi Asada Techniques: Hand pieced, appliquéd, and quilted; detail on left
International Woman by M. Bunte Techniques: Hand appliquéd, beaded, machine pieced and quilted; detail on left
Metamorphosis by Nora Bebee Techniques: Wet felted, painted, beaded, hand and machine stitched, clay sculpted; detail on left
Dutch Morning by Vicki Bohnhoff Techniques: Digitally scanned and printed, relief quilted; detail on left
In Bloom by Renee Caswell Techniques: Machine appliquéd and quilted, satin stitched, embellished; detail on left
Cherries Jubilee (Cerises Jubile) by B. Lynn Tubbe Techniques: Fused, raw-edge appliquéd, inked, penciled, pebble quilted, threadpainted; detail on left
Felted Trees #1 by Charlotte Hickman Techniques: Threadpainted, felted, appliquéd, pieced; detail on left
There's No Nest Like Home by Helen Godden and Pat Godden Techniques: Pieced, painted appliqué, free-motion machine couched; detail on left
Home for the Male Great Bowerbird by Judith Roderick Techniques: Hand painted, gutta and soy was techniques, dyed, layered, fused, machine quilted, hand embellished; detail on left
Mated for Life by Sally G. Wright Techniques: Fused raw-edge appliquéd, painted, free-motion quilted, couched; detail on left