Friday, May 20, 2011

Finding Time at the Textiles Exhibition

Time and internet traffic have not allowed me to post since Tuesday. Last week was a total blur -- even Zack said it went by really fast. We are now into the second half of our weekend. Where does the time go? Yesterday afternoon, hubby and I made it over to the Textiles Exhibition.




I love the mini quilts and wallhangings that display a scene or tell a story. This farm scene was inspired by a picture.

And this quilt was made from the fronts of t-shirts.

After viewing all the wonderful entries, we were to make our choice of best in show. Hubby really liked this abstract scene of a couple with umbrella.

And I chose this one depicting women in the souk with bread baskets on their heads. It looks like it was done with free motion stitching and applique. I voted on this same woman's work last year as I find her mini art quilts quite amazing.

Each piece was so inspiring! I was asked to exhibit something for the yarn and fiber part of the show but never could quite get my act together. Maybe next year! Right now, I need to find time to work on this baby afghan and get it finished before the end of the school year.

Hope you have a creative day in your corner of the world! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! These quilts are amazing. Do they sell them? If they do, let me know. These last days of school have been flying by which I am grateful for. Looking forward to the summer break:)

Have a peaceful Saturday!
Love Melissa

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Tammy.. Sounds like you had a lovely time at the show... SEnding best wishes for a very nice and blessed weekend...

Rizzi said...

HI TAMMY,
THERE WERE SOME LOVELY PIECES AT THE TEXTILE EXHIBITION.....WHEN I SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS I WANT TO MAKE ONE TOO. SO MUCH WORK, I STILL HAVE QUILTS I NEVER FINISHED. IT WOULD BE REALLY NICE IF YOU ENTERED YOUR WORK, YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK.
WE ARE HAVING LOTS OF RAIN, SUPPOSED TO CLEAR NEXT WEEK, LETS HOPE IT DOES. HAVE A NICE DAY MY FRIEND. RIZZI

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, is well fun doing something we enjoy. The one I liked was that of the couple and parasols, all beautiful! I hope a good time, greetings, Rose Marie

Anonymous said...

What a great exhibit. I think quilts are just amazing. I would love to take the time to make one at some point. There are a few quilters in my stitch group, and I am just in awe of their patience to work in these things. I love your choice for best in show, and I love Sam's as well. If given a vote, I would vote for the farm scene. Takes me back to my childhood on a farm, and the fact that Augumn is my favorite season.
Glad you enjoyed your weekend! It went by too quickly here!!!

XOXO
Renee

Jan said...

Oh, my! Such wonderful wallhangings! I totally agree with both your choice AND your husbands. The work is so detailed and there is a story behind each one. Georgeous colors, too.

Our week has whizzed by, too. Hubby has a nasty cold, the weather was gloomy, and I made art. Can't believe next week is Memorial Day here in the US.

Have a good rest of the weekend. Thanks for stopping by, too!

Hugs
Jan

Diane said...

You and your husband both selected gorgeous quilts. Hope the rest of the weekend goes well, what there is to it. Diane

The English Romantic said...

Such beautiful quilts. exhibitions like this are so inspiring, makes me want to stitch.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Angela.

glor said...

What amazing pieces. I'm contemplating joining a quilting guild ... not that I quilt much mind you, the only quilt I can do is the Cathedral Window quilt. Would love to learn what I see here. Your baby blanket is so very pretty...beautiful work.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a great show!
I think your husband's favorite was mine too!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Beautiful quilts and both of the ones you and your husband chose are gorgeous. Your baby blanket is coming along nicely, I like the shell stitch pattern. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :-)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

that looks like a very inspiring exhibition, Tammy!
Have a loveliest of weekends o xx o

Pam said...

You are so right. I would have loved to attend this exhibit. The work is lovely. I like both your hubby's choice and your choice. When will you know the winner? Such lovely work. You do need to get busy and display next year.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy: That was a lovely textile show. Some of the quilts made in the Appalachian Mountains are very beautiful. Sorry you were unable to post. Missed your daily optimism. We need that in the world, you know. Susan

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

How wonderful that you got to see all the amazing quilts, such talented people around.
I love the sweet baby afghan you are making.
Yes, don't the days go by so fast.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Serena said...

After making my very first quilt for my granddaughter's nursery last year, I have a very high respect for quilters who do these intricate designs. Beautiful quilts in the pics. I find myself leaning towards the one your hubby chose but I do love the one you chose also.

Good luck with finishing the baby quilt, Tammy. When does the school year finish there?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Serena xo

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Each of those quilts was a work of art!! Beautiful. I would have had a hard time chosing which one to vote for! hope you find some quiet time to crochet! blessings ~ tanna

val said...

those quilts are gorgeous! I bet it was hard to decide between all the lovely quilts. The afghan you are making is lovely........sure to please! Have a happy day!

Kathleen said...

There are some talented people in your neck of the woods. These quilts are gorgeous, I like the farm scene, it's so atmospheric.

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