Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quilt Show

Every year the Chicago Botanic Garden near me hosts The Fine Art of Fiber, a quilt show put on through the cooperation of  Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore.  I attended the show yesterday and although most of the quilts in the exhibit were not exactly traditional quilts that are my favorite kind, all were stunning and creative. I thought you might enjoy a peek  -

It was a beautiful, clear day - the Botanic Garden itself is a work of art in the fall.

I did not know that Bonsai trees also changed color in the fall.

An art gallery setting

No room for all of the quilts so here are some of my favorites:

Bubbles by Mary Meyers

Spring Garden by Jeanette E. Gerber

Rising Sun 1837 by Palmer Blakely

Bed turning -  don't know who made this one but don't you love it??

Salsa with Lime by Joan Bratton 

Artsy Applique by Sabrina Cassidy

Abigail's Gowns by Martha Ross-Mockaitis

Adorable pincushions from the boutique!


Doniene said...

Lovely photos, wonderful quilts and the cutest pincushions ever!!


Pat said...

A gorgeous setting - always special to see quilts on display in such a respectful setting.

Love those doughnuts!!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Wow! Two of my loves, quilts and gardens. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Loved the pics. Those pin cushions are adorable. Did you get one?
Love your blog.


Stitching Lady said...

Your post is beautiful. I love those quilts and the garden photos. You must have a good camera
to catch the birds flying so very sharp. Oh, probably it is a sculpture.....

Donna Keating said...

The quilts are lovely, and the colors in the garden are a knockout. Too bad my part of Texas goes from green to yellow to brown, all pretty quick.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture of you Kathy.

Marsha B said...

Such beautiful quilts and the scenery is stunning. I always did love a stroll around the Botanical Gardens and fall is a wonderful time to go!

Merilyn said...

Thankyou for sharing the beautiful quilts and scenery!!! Looks like it was well worth the visit!!!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Gorgeous quilts! Thanks for sharing!