There were so many beautiful quilts at the recent Cincinnati show I just couldn't cram them all into the last post so we're continuing the inspiration here.
Marmalade Sunset by Ludmila Aristova
Rainy Day - San Francisco by Sally Wright
A World of Many Colors by Georgeta Grama
This quilt was made by a wonderful quilt artist from Romania. As I stood and stared at this quilt I tried to figure out how it was done. The techniques listed were shadow trapunto, fused appliqué and wholecloth. It is absolutely breathtaking and the machine quilting is exquisite!
Berne House Quilt
This quilt was made by members of the Bernese Quilters for an exhibition in Berne, Switzerland in 2010. One hundred fifty-six different blocks were made separately and then put together. One member took it upon herself to replicate the famous clock tower, a well-known landmark of the city of Berne, which can be seen in the lower middle of the quilt.
The Blacksmith: Tribute to Gilbert Hart by Melissa Burdon
Portrait quilts are some of my favorites. This quilt depicts the great-grandfather of Melissa Burdon who worked as a blacksmith in Okaramio, Marlborough, New Zealand. Melissa stated that a photograph of him at work, dated 1917, inspired her to make the quilt.
Captain Kimo by Nancy Sterett Martin and Karen Sistek
Flower Quartet by Yasuko Sugaya
Baltimore in Berlin by Karin Grabowski
There were so many beautiful quilts in the show and I just didn't have enough space on my camera to capture them all. If you ever get a chance to attend a large quilt show, don't hesitate as it will provide you with so much inspiration. I usually leave these shows with so many ideas in my head that it is hard to sleep at night!