On Friday Kathy and I went down to Lancaster to the AQS Quilt Show. This is one of the top shows in the country and on viewing the quilts it is easy to see why. These are not your traditional quilts. I highly doubt that any of them adorn a bed unless that bed is not used and the quilt is there for show only.
As with other shows there was a wide variety of quilts on display. If you like traditional patterns you will see them but not in traditional ways. If you like modern or abstract pattern quilts there is no shortage of them. Pictorial quilts always a please so there were several of them as well.
Size doesn’t matter. If you like wall hanging size, you will find them. If you like bed size, take your pick of crib, twin, full, queen/king. If you like miniatures, you would be out of luck at this particular show. Finally, if you like wearable art, you could see quilted jackets as well.
I took too many pictures to include them all in this one post so I will share some with you now and keep the others for future posts. Hope you like what you see.
I thought I would start with the pictorials just because I think these are good examples or art done with fabric.
Here’s one for the dog lovers. I apologize for the blurriness. I didn’t realize it until I got home or I would have snapped another picture.
Of course, if I include a dog I must also have a cat.
As long as we are talking about art how about these two artists.
I’ve never been to Italy but I wouldn’t mind seeing this castle.
With the winter we had this fur coat would have come in handy.
There was a special section devoted to quilts of valor. If you are not familiar with these they are quilts made for and given to service men and women. They are usually done in red, white, and blue fabrics. Here are a couple of them.
This is just a small sampling of what was on display. More to come next week.