Quilt Market Inspiration
I got back from St. Louis and Quilt Market yesterday afternoon. A bit of a whirlwind trip which started Thursday with a stop at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting for a lecture and trunk show. What a highlight of my trip that group is, so welcoming and fun! I landed in St. Louis Friday afternoon and got to walk the show, talking and meeting people, for a day and a half. (Is it weird that I love traveling alone?) Anyway, it was such a fantastic trip and I wanted to share some of the beautiful quilts with you that inspired me while I was there. Of course there were lots more quilts, people, and products that were inspiring me too, but let’s settle into some of these beautiful works of quilting art that had me gasping.
“Growing Up” by Gerrie Thompson
THIS beauty! “Silk Road” by Kumiko Frydl. Machine quilted and embroidered (yes, that’s all free motion quilting), whole cloth trapunto.
“Winter Garden” by Jennifer Emry
Probably my favorite, “Second Chances” by Rhonda Dort, made from vintage handwork pieces. Gorgeous.
“Classmates” by Noriko Kido– endless variation of the exact same quilt block.
“The Salt Marsh Near First Encounter Beach” by Heather Pregger
I loved this modern take with the new Rifle Paper Co. fabric line. That the design wasn’t all about the fabric and was spare and modern.
I am almost sure I’m taking a nap right now. So happy to be home.