I had the opportunity to go to the Road to California Quilt show on Thursday. I wasn’t sure what to expect – I’d never been to a quilt show before.
It was AMAZING! There are some very talented people out there and I truly enjoyed getting to see the many types of quilts.
I tend to make more traditional quilts. In case you haven’t seen, here’s my latest project:
But sadly, it’s just sat there for a couple of months as I’ve been busy working on other things. This is my spring quilt and now I’m running out of time. The Quilt show was just what I needed to get inspired and get back to work!
What amazed me the most were the art quilts. They truly looked like paintings. Since I was hauling my four-year old along, I didn’t bring my camera but I was able to capture some of my favorites with the old camera phone. Enjoy!
This was one of my favorites and definitely a hit for Thing #2.
This quilt was massive. I loved the texture on this one.
Metallic Madonna – can you imagine quilting on silver spandex?
This one is just stunning in person.
This one ventures into the metaphorical.
This one was my very favorite. It looks like a photograph!
Alaskan imagery – also stunning and massive.
This quilt was done by a woman to tribute the uniqueness of her friends. So cute!
Making a statement?
A beautiful traditional quilt in chocolate and teal.
We love penguins.
Hyper-realism. This is fantastic in person!
This is another one that looks more like a photograph from a distance.
Fantasy – very tightly quilted but it’s hard to tell from the photo. Very neat!
I love traditional white quilts – alas, they would never stay white in my house.
This one had a little bling added.
I could only capture just part of the huge Best-of-show quilt.