A Boost of Inspiration!
This past Friday, I had the pleasure of joining my friend, Judy
and we attended the annual
in Issaquah, Washington.
Sadly, I didn't get the names for all of these artists.
I'm sure, however, if you visit the BPQ website, I highlighted above,
you can get more information.
Here are some of my favorites:
Even if you are not a quilter, or fiber artist, I think seeing these lovely
pieces is an inspiration for your creative soul.
My photos do not do them justice either. I wish you could have been there!
Below is Dreams by Maria Michurina.
I love what she says about her piece.
"All of my works are based on something I've seen; therefore,
as a quilter, I definitely make what I see.
Like everyone, I perceive the world in my own way;
so if you can't recognize the lady on the portrait, just believe me.
I meet her in a mirror everyday!"
Some, were machine quilted, others by a Long Arm, and some,
by hand. This reminds me I need to practice free-motion quilting on
my sewing machine!
The show's featured artist was
Here are some of her works.
Some other artist's quilts were more in the mixed-media category.
I wish I had my macro lens with me, so you could have seen the
detail better in my shots.
I think it would be fun to try something like this!
Who doesn't love owls?
Here is Judy
showing the row of hearts she pieced and contributed with other members of her group,
The Friday Morning Strippers.
They are graciously, giving the quilt to a child at Ronald McDonald House.
So many holiday themed quilts too.
I loved the face on this moon and how the scarecrows are dancing
by the light of the moon.
Ok, I'm not a quilter, but I hear these tiny points are difficult!
This show had a lot of vendors and quilt kits for sale.
Loved this one with Seattle in the background.
No, I didn't buy it, however I did by a small, everything included kit,
with cats on it...not that I'm a crazy cat lady or anything.
(maybe you will see my finished piece one year)
I wish I had a better photo of this...this piece was outstanding and so beautiful!
and finally...this cute little piece that would be fun to make.
So, I hope you enjoyed my little tour of quilts from some of the
talented quilter/fiber artists at the
Block Party Quilters' 27th Quilt Show, Expressions.
I will be back with one more Autumn post from my very recent visit to the
Washington Park Arboretum...oh my, what a lovely place!