After two years the Pennsylvania Quilt Extravaganza was back at Oaks last week and we went. Although it was scaled back form shows in the past, it was good to be there and see these works of art. There weren’t as many vendors as in years past and the number of quilts on display was smaller than before. However, it still felt good to be there.
There were more artsy quilts than usual. The number of traditional quilts was definitely in the minority. There were several quilt challenges as well. That is where I will start.
For years Kathy and I would watch Bob Ross on our local PBS station. I was always amazed at what he could turn out in 30 minutes. I have no artistic talent, but I enjoyed seeing what he did. One of the challenges at the show this year was a Bob Ross challenge. As in other years it was sponsored by Cherrywood fabrics.
Although there were many quilts, I focused on just a few. I thought the detail in the eyes was neat.
In this one, the squirrel in the middle caught my attention. Can you imagine cutting all those pieces and then putting them back together again in a mosaic pattern?
In this next set, I would swear they are paintings if I weren’t at a quilt show.
Here are a few more examples of what was on display at this special exhibit.
Now let’s look at some other quilts. I have always been a fan of the card trick block and I just like these colors.
This Baltimore album quilt just reminds me of how skilled some quilters are with applique.
This one fascinated me. Although not colorful, look at all of those tine squares and rectangles. Note the close up in the second picture. Someone sure had lots of time on her hands.
This one I just found the colors to be relaxing. I know I could curl up under it.
Although Fall begins tomorrow, I thought I would finish this post with signs of spring.
Nest week we will look at a few more quilts form the show.