Saturday, November 9, 2013

Quilt Show at the Garden

Yesterday, I went to see  the Fine Art of Fiber exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL. The gardens were a lovely backdrop for this unique show.

 
I attend every year and the quilts that are featured are very different from the type of quilts I make--most are modern, bright, versatile and completely non-traditional. There are always a few traditional quilts thrown into the mix, but the fun part is seeing just how creative some of the quilters get with color and fiber.
 

 
It's a lovely venue for displaying quilts, surrounded by nature. 
 


 
 
 
 
Made by Mario Alonso

 
Love the scrappiness

 
Made by Lynn Bradburn

 
There's something about this one .  . . . Made by Julie Johnson

 
Made by Roberta Levin

 
Made by  Mary Meyers

 
Lots of modern quilts. Made by Rhonda Newman

 
Lots of traditional quilts with a modern twist. 
Made by  Lynn Dykstra Davis

 


 

 
Made by Georgia Cibul

 

 
Made by Carole Naughton

 
Made by Mary Meyers

 
My prize for Largest Block Ever. Made by Ardis Mistak
 
 
Made by Sue Divarco
 
 
 
 
The show was nice and the day was beautiful. I spent more time just walking around the garden afterwards, however,  inspired by the incredible colors of nature. I took more photos and will post those in the next few days.

 


 
 

12 comments:

mindingmomma said...

such wonderful eye candy, and how hard to choose which is better, the quilts or nature

Louise said...

What wonderful quilts you have shared with us! 38 years later, will I ever tire of making or viewing quilts? I think

Louise said...

To continue...I think not...enjoy it ever so much!

Christine Feldstein said...

What a great show! I have visited the botanical garden four years ago. I love Chicago! Thank you for sharing those pictures.

Karen said...

Kathleen, thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful quilt show. The venue is a perfect place for displaying such beautiful quilts.

Ann in PA said...

What a lovely show with many beautiful quilts. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Mikel said...

Beautiful quilts and lovely scenery. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

quiltgrannie said...

Wow! Lots of eye candy there. It looks like you had a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing, your pictures are always so beautiful. Karen/IL.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Kathleen, Thanks for including my quilts! They included my mother's scraps--including 6 generations of sewing from her grandmother to her great granddaughter.

Jan/WI said...

Thanks Kathy for sharing your photos of the quilt show.
Beautiful quilts and the nature shots also.

Merilyn said...

Lovely post Kathy!!! Really enjoyed seeing these beautiful quilts, they have brightened my day!!!!!

annie said...

those are all wonderful quilts.
loved seeing the photos!

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