Sunday, April 17, 2011


 This has to be one of my favorites of the quilt show,
if not my very favorite!  Does this look like a quilt?
I would call it a thread painting ~ if you click on it, it is spectacular!  You should be able to see the detail and it's just hard to believe that this is all fabric!

Such a cute piece ~ I love faces and people sculptures ~ this one just speaks to me!

Unbelievably ~ this is all YO YO's ~ imagine!! loved this one, too!  A very creative fabric artist put an incredible
amount of thought and time into this work of art!

 The colors in these pieces spoke to me ~ Loudly!
Love them both!

 Again, people's faces ~ and look at those nice cows!
 I loved the moon quilt ~ and the others were beautiful, too!

This one was fun and I just liked it  lot!  Heidi and Donna and I just loved this show ~ it was inspiring ~ I call it a feast for the eyes!  I think seeing all this art and all the beautiful booths helps to make us more creative.  This morning, on a blog, I read this quote that she got from somewhere else ~ ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL, THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE!  Isn't that a wonderful and comforting thought? 
This was taken at the show yesterday ~ this was before the show began ~ by the end of the day, after we loaded up in the rain ~ we didn't look quite so chipper!!  It was a nice day ~ saw so many people we knew ~ and talked and laughed all day ~ even sold some wool!!  Went to dinner afterwards with our friends, Vivian and Lou ~ came home and unloaded the truck and car ~ and crashed!!!

I've been up since 5:45 a.m. ~ doing laundry and blogging ~ and now I have to pack some clothes and most importantly, pack up my hooking tools and at 10 a.m. this morning, my friends and I are off to Ligonier, Pa. to hook and eat and laugh for three days!!!!!!!!  It will be fun ~ it's just getting it together to get there that's the crazy part!  So, I'm off ~ talk to you at the end of the week and I'll have pictures of our rugs for you! Ta ta for now!


Jacque. said...

Alice...those quilts are ohmygosh beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos! Have a great next 3 days hooking away and having time with your friends.

weaverpat said...

OMG!!! I thought the one with the dog was a photograph!

Have fun in Logonier!

Kim said...

I agree with Pat. I was sure the dog one was a photo. It would have been awesome to see them in person.

paperpest said...

Wow! I make yo yos, but it would never occur to me to even think about something like that portrait.

Tammy Burks said...

That dog quilt is just crazy-amazing! WOW!
Have fun with the girlies!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I'm having the same reaction to the dog quilt. I can't believe it's made of fabric.
Have fun hooking for the next few days--sounds wonderful.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Ditto on the dog quilt. I thought it was a photo.
Nice seeing you again yesterday. Lucky you heading off to hook for a few days. Have fun and take lots of pictures to share.
I'm hoping to pull a few loops today on my proddy sheep rug.
Pug hugs :)

The Barn Door said...

wow those are amazing quilts!!! I too thought the dog one was a photograph!

Miccosukee said...

If that first piece is a quilt, imagine what else is that quilter capable of making? Boggles the mind.

Alice, as I would never live to see anything such as this, thanks for posting it. And it's true that ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE SOUL, THE DUST OF EVERYDAY LIFE!

Say hi to Barb from her hooker friend in Tallahassee and have a great time. Photos are required!!


Anonymous said...

Such a sweet picture of you and Sonny!(: The quilts are pretty too!
That first picture is amazing! Thanks for sharing Alice! hugs~

Ter'e said...

OMG! Those quilts are to die for. The doggie was totally unbelievable!!!!!
Have a great time in PA.......can't wait to see pix of B.C. She was one of the first hookers I ever met. One heckofa sweetheart!!!!!!
Have fun and be safe.
The photo of you and DH was darling. xoxoxoxox