As promised, here are more photos from my guild's recent show.
Our featured quilter was guild member Hallye Bone, also an AQS certified appraiser. This is one of hers that is hand pieced.
I really liked this one. It's a classic bear paw but the craftsmanship is superb and the color choices are especially nice.
This is my "One Blue Zebra" which is being gifted to a friend for her grandson this week.
Some may recognize this quilt from the AQS magazine where it was featured in an article about George Siciliano. George is renowned for his miniature quilts. Dolores Keaton has taken classes with George and made this quilt according to the pattern as a miniature. She made it again, this time enlarging the pattern to the size of a queen sized bed. And just to up the ante, she rendered it entirely in silk. It is stunning.
This alphabet quilt is from a pattern by two South African ladies, Jennie Williamson and Pat Parker. It's from their book, "Quilt the Beloved Country." All the animals and plants are native to Africa.
Ann McNew made this quilt, "All My Rowdy Friends." It is a whole cloth quilt and any color that you see is thread work. Ann is a very accomplished longarm quilter. This is a masterpiece.
A closeup of the thread work.
And another. Breathtaking.
This quilt was made by one of the Pettways of Gee's Bend. It is owned by Diane Corley who inherited it from her great aunt. Diane grew up in Alabama and her great aunt was a visiting nurse who received the quilt in gratitude for her services from Mrs. Pettway (of course, I didn't write down her full name). Diane traveled back to Gee's Bend and Pettway's daughter authenticated the quilt as having been made by her mother. With the provenance firmly established, Hallye Bone was able to make an appraisal of the quilt for Diane. The quilt is titled "Housetop", which is what the Gee's Bend women call quilts that we know as log cabins. Despite hard use as a picnic quilt, the quilt's seams remain intact; they were quite obviously very well sewn. The batting is field cotton and the front was pulled around to the back to finish the edges in lieu of binding.