|Dragon Tatoo, Wyatt Marker, owner, G'mal Crowell and Laurena Marker.|
An interesting quilt was this one, called "Dragon Tattoo" which combines traditional blocks with appliques designed from tattoos. I have to say, it was difficult to read the marker labels on the goldenrod colored paper...It appears that G'Mal Crowell and Laurena Marker designed and made this quilt for Laurena's son Wyatt Marker as a graduation present. The applique was completed by Linda McGlothin.
Most of the quilts didn't mention that they were made from patterns from books or otherwise. Some did mention it, but others didn't. I did a quick search on all of these to see if I could find quilts by the same name mentioned in these patterns. I didn't find any, and I am pretty sure that this one, at least, was designed by the makers. It was quilted by "a friend."
|Rhonda George, "In Full Bloom."|
While I was at the show, many of the quilters, mostly traditional quilters, were commenting on how the various computer generated quilting programs were not really showing the ability of the quilter. Several professional quilters commented that they simply couldn't quilt the quilts in the way the Statler Stitchers and other quilting programs did it...and that they didn't see the ability in setting a program and walking away from the long arm or sewing machine letting it do all the work.