Friday, November 4, 2016

Fall and Quilts

While the rest of Chicago was downtown at the rally for the Chicago Cubs (Go Cubs!), I ventured over to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual Fine Art of Fiber quilt show. A much smaller crowd.


The quilts are by and large much more modern than the ones I make but it's always so much fun to see all the color and creativity.



Men looking at their phones instead of the quilts . . .















It's a great place for a quilt show. So much natural light.














It turned out to be a beautiful day. Two of my favorite thingswalking around outside in my favorite season and looking at some lovely quilts. What a treat. Have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Ann in PA said...

Lovely quilts! Looks like you had a perfect day.

Ann in PA said...

Lovely quilts! Looks like you had a perfect day.

Jennifer Mohror said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me Kathy. Lots of creativity and beautiful colors. I always love your picture walks, so pretty. Thanks ~

marian said...

WOW what an awesome quilt show.. some striking quilts, real works of art!
How beautiful are the botanic gardens with the flush of autumn hues.. stunning!!

marie said...

Lovely quilt show. The maple tree in last photo is breath taking! Such beautiful colors. Autumn is my favorite time of the year.

Candee said...

Beautiful Kathy! I need to ask for a membership for Christmas. Love that place. Thank you for introducing me to it.

Ariane said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!

jane nj/wi said...

As someone who helps to hang two shows each year I would love the openness and the great walls. Still
Can't believe I lived in NW burbs 24 years ad never hit yonthe gardens. Em when hubbie and I came back fir 3 years we both worked long hours me st a job him going fir MBA. I wanna do-over!!!!.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I love quilt shows. So much inspiration! And autumn is lovely for a walk in a nice environment. I'm sure you had a great day!

Unknown said...

Awesome! Kathy you are a great photographer too!

Renee in MI

quiltgrannie said...

Art quilts aren't my cup of tea either, but I do appreciate the quilter who does them, they have a passion for their work the same as I do for mine. Beautiful quilts for sure!! And a lovely little nature ride to boot!! Thanks, Kathy, hope your eye is getting better.....

Mary said...

Great quilts...love the pix of the hubbies with thei phones....no doubt watching the Cubs parade! Thanks for posting.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Thanks for comments. It's always fun to see artful quilts in a pretty natural setting. Karen and Candee you will have to come with me next year!

cityquilter grace said...

perfect day, gorgeous quilts....

Warm Quilts said...

The quilts in the exhibit are beautifully displayed and your photos (up-close, too) show them wonderfully. A sign of the times with the guys on their phones, maybe, but they are at the show. The gardens are an added bonus - thanks for sharing.

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