I didn’t photograph every quilt in the AQS quilt show in Syracuse but I was tempted! So many outstanding quilts were on display, it was overwhelming to take them all in. Of course, I did take some photos.
My Favorite Quilts (in no particular order):
The Whole is Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts by Cassandra Ireland Beaver
I love that Cassandra changed the colour of the thread as she quilted through each segment of the circle. There is a very subtle shadow of colour on the white fabric.
Shelter by Ann Horton
I love the beautiful soft colour of the eggs against the graphic black and white of the quilt.
Shelter (detail) by Ann Horton
Ann’s quilt is beautifully quilted with leaves and branches supporting the nest.
Mimi’s View by Beth Nufer and Clem Buzick
My photograph doesn’t do justice to this amazing vista created by Beth and long arm quilted by Clem. It looks like you could walk through the archway into a beautiful summer day.
Nighthawk by Marilyn Badger and Claudia Clark Myers
Claudia’s great sense of colour and design are apparent in this skillfully pieced quilt. Marilyn’s long arm quilting adds beautiful depth to the design.
Trois Port De (aka 3 doors up) by Chris Taylor
I really liked Chris’ improvisationally pieced log cabin blocks in turquoise interspersed with purple and red. They really pop against the black background.
Trois Port De (aka 3 doors up) detail by Chris Taylor
View from the Microscope: Pickled Paramecia by Connie Kincuis Griner
The name of the quilt made me laugh! Connie, seems to have a good sense of humour and definitely a good sense of design. The machine quilting added visual interest and lots of texture.
Silk Road Sampler by Melissa Sobotka
Melissa’s quilt was absolutley amazing to see in person. It appeared as if you could pluck one of the pillows off the shelf!
Loving Laszlo by Charli Fulton
Charli’s quilting highlighted the strong design.
Baubles by Cassandra Ireland Beaver
Cassandra’s quilt was whimsical, fun and amazingly machine quilted!
Abandoned in Long Valley by Carol Esch and Lois Walters
I really loved this quilt, the texture and colours really gave the impression of faded wood. Gorgeous work by Carol and Lois.
Dottie’s Lament by Sue Bower
This quilt made me smile. Sue has certainly written a great caption for her version: FIRST KISS #20 (1961) by Vince Colletta.
I encourage everyone to go out and visit quilt shows in person. Photographs don’t do justice to the amazing pieces of art on display. Go and visit a show soon!