Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barbaro Cake Jane Bull

And the Barbaro saga goes on!!!
Jane Bull is a lady that lives in Canada and took my Internet class.
When she finished with the class she made a Barbaro quilt from my pattern and that quilt was presented to her boss as a gift. At the time she told me she was going to retire after 34 years, at the end of April. Well, that date is almost upon her and so her fellow workers gave her a going away party and look what some bakery has made. I can't imaging how they did it but it is a very good likeness of the quilt she made. I hope it tasted as good as it looked! Makes me very proud.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


This first quilt was very striking expecially from a distance, and many interesting techniques were used
This quilt actually made me dizzy while trying to figure out how she got the perspective.
This is something that I might have tried to make with my Stained Glass Applique technique
I took a picture of this quilt because I saw another quilt that looked very much like this one last year. Although this quilt had sparkles added, so I'm not sure it is made by the same person.
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This first quilt is my favorite of the show. Mostly because of the colors she used. Also, because the design is so simple and clean.

The second quilt is also made by Sherri Driver. I have never heard of her before, but from now on will keep my eyes open for new things from her.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

IQA Quilt show in Cincinnati, Ohio

Blogger is finally up and running once again. I tried to post these pictures three times last week before I realized what the problem was.

So--- Our local guild hired a bus and 45 of us took the hour drive to Cincinnati from Lexington, Ky. Uneventful trip and in fact we got there a little before the show actually opened.
I have been to Houston a number of times, but never to
Chicago, where this show has been featured for the last few years. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was much larger than I had imagined, and very well put together. They also had started something new, which was an exhibition of juried photographs. I really enjoyed that part of the show.

So, when I go to see a show I usually take a quick trip thru the quilts, then hit the vendors, and then go back and take pictures of the quilts that for some reason struck my fancy.

The first one caught my eye because besides being painted it also had large areas, such as the sleeve and the turbin that were simply layed on and attached somehow.

The second quilt, which is a lovely landscape, but the the thing that intrigued me was the number of small pieces the maker had used.

I will be posting more pictures, but for now I don't have the time. SOON, I PROMISE.
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