At long last I've got my act together to tell you about the quilt show last weekend. I've gone to every one of the Long Beach shows since they started -- I think this was the 5th one. (I remember them by the hotel rooms...)
Anyway, I digress. I have to say I was disappointed this year. There were lots and lots of quilts that left me cold, and not enough that excited or inspired me. Even the SAQA (no photography!) exhibit was sort of blah this year.
The real measure of my opinion is that aside from one exhibit, I only photographed 12 quilts. 12 quilts! Usually I come home with dozens of pictures!
The one exhibit that grabbed me was "Twelve by 12" -- you can find their website here. Twelve art quilters, some of whom I know through their blogs, devised a project of creating a small quilt every other month based on particular themes or colors. They were pretty much the star(s) of the show for me. Here's one example, called "eggplant":
Just a few standouts from the rest of the show -- completely different styles:
This is "Pointless" by Laura Bisagna of California:
And here is "Funky Reef" by Anna Faustino of Pennsylvania:
And finally, "The Summer Sun II" by Reiko Naganuma of Japan:
Here's a detail of the embroidered trees -- I adore this:
Now, back to catch up on a little sewing...