Sunday, November 7, 2010
Some people spend the entire week at the festival taking classes from famous author-quilters or TV-personality quilters. Lectures are held and chairs are filled with spell bound quilting students.
Yes, these pictures I've posted are QUILTS. Tiny pieces of different colors and shades of fabric were cut and arranged until these faces emerged. These were NOT winners. Not one was judged "best of show." There were hundreds like these that simply defied the imagination. I wonder if the people that made these are still considered sane.
The Japanese quilts are made of even tinier pieces. Perhaps those lovely small oriental hands were made for such tedious work.
Today's quilts are fascinating and they are ART. The suppliers for these "artists" are smiling all the way to the bank! Our quilting ancestors must be rolling over in their graves at the insanity of buying a beautiful piece of cloth, tearing it into tiny pieces just for the thrill of sewing it all back together again! Quilting has come a long way, baby!
And next year I'll travel a long way to be amazed once again!