Lest you think that we ONLY had art quilts at the Miami Valley Quilter's Guild show, I'm showing you some of the fantastic traditional quilts.
Just a few of the applique quilts...and I do mean just a few.
We don't have judges come in, but each category has a viewer's choice award, and then a best of show.
A wonderful aplique album, and the stitches are as fine as 19th century work.
The best of show was a tie, with one of the winners being this great applique quilt by Chris Lilly. The piece was large...100" x 84" in the applique bed quilt division, it's called "Around the Garden." The other quilt which won is Lee Peterson's whole cloth quilt which was hand quilted.
One piece which I was intrigued by is this great applique quilt using vintage handkerchiefs. I don't know why it appealed to me so. Perhaps it is because I remember sitting in church as a young girl of about 3, playing with the hankies.
The old ladies would roll up the ends and there would be two babies in a cradle for me to swing. Simple minds amuse easily as I was enthralled by these things....or maybe it was just an early example of my love for textiles.
Unfortunately, at the time I saw the show, there were no labels on this quilt, so I'm going to have to do some reconnaissance work to figure out who it belongs to.