This past Saturday I
found creativity galore at the
West Virginia Quilt Festival 2012
held at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center
in gorgeous Nicholas County.
One highlight of the Festival was meeting retired dentist,
Dr. Don Locke, from Texas.
Look at his 51,816 piece quilt depicting da Vinci's
"The Last Supper."
Each square is half an inch.
I think Leonardo would have been impressed!
was one of my favorites!
They're two shops in one --
a country store and a quilt shop.
You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The quilters who participated in the show
This art quilt was stunning!
This bluejay wallhanging with swirling leaves was just lovely.
Look below to see how the quilter quilted into the white background
the image of one of the batik leaves.
Can you see it?
Some great embroidery.
I thought I'd end with this little bluebird,
part of a Baltimore Album Quilt.
If you give it a glance, you'll think "how sweet."
The quilter specifically chose and angled
the fabric for the back wing.
The spiral of the fabric pattern is just right
for the fanciful wing. She also added
her own pen to the bird's underside
and back feathers.
See her shading on the front wing feathers.
It looks like she used a black micro-pen.
I feel like sewing.