|Look at the blocks in here! Fantastic placement|
The giving Quilt Show was organized by a group of philanthropic quilters who wanted to be the clearinghouse for quilts made for charity. They collect them all year, issue charitable donation receipts, and then put on a show. The quilts are then given to the various charities, most of them right at the show on Sunday afternoon!
|This was a first place winner.|
You designate the charity and they make sure it gets there. This year thy have over 540 quilt that have been donated specifically for this show. Charities include Quilts of Valor, local hospitals, foster agencies, CASA, the orphanage in Southern Louisiana, various hospices, and so many more.
|I loved this one when she showed it at guild|
There is a viewers choice, and several other awards. A challenge is issued each year and guilds participate with their own challenges on the theme. This year it was to use a specific fabric.
|A couple of string quilts|
I wanted to see the demo on using the paint sticks, and maybe
pick up a ruler if they had them for sale. I want a Squedge. And I don't' want to pay $24 for one. I might just wait till someone gets tired of theirs and sells it on Ebay! Charlene ruined me and has me wanting one.
Here are some of my photos from the show. The next group is an exhibit from my CFAL Group of fiber artists. This is the large group not the small one I am with. The kimono is by Michael Young, an incredible artist in many styles, but he loves orientals. He does the most unbelievable work, he is the most talented person I know and I respect his work tremendously. He is always willing to share his knowledge and help you with something. So wonderful to just know him.
|Michael's oriental panels|
|Oil fields abound around here,|
yes, right by your house too
|Look at the texture, is this not wonderful!|
|Michael's Kimono back|
|Color, what can I say!|
|There are 4 of these silos on the|
show grounds. Aren't they
wonderful? Someone should
make them into a quilt!
|The Cats won first place at our guild challenge,|
remember it from my retreat?
|Great use of scraps|
|This one grabbed me, I really love grey and pink|