Monday, September 30, 2019

Asheville Quilt Guild Show - Sept 2019

Our annual Asheville Quilt Show was held this weekend at the Ag Center in Asheville, NC. For 3 days, people were able to view and oooh and ahhhhhhh over such wonderful pieces of art. I say in a very unbiased way, this show does get better each year.
The beautiful and meticulously done Best in Show winner was great to see in person. In my excitement and also couldn't get close to her, I neglected to get her name but am working on that. To win such an honor...should have her name here....
Linda Roy never lets us down; her quilts are amazing in design, color and technical ability. I'm also so impressed with her attention to detail...lots of nose appeal.

Celebrate the Harvest by Donna Davis on left and Autumn Blaze by Karen Gilbert on right...both beauties.

Now this might be the quilt I would like to take home with me....It's absolutely beautiful and striking, technically great - Blue Rose by Sherry Durbin.
This one is near and dear to my heart being a North Carolinean...we have our share of bears - all over the place. We always have our cameras out and this quilt is not too far from the truth.

Well...I haven't seen a quilt by the great Linda Fiedler in a while and this one (top) worth waiting for. It's a stray from her usual style and quilte the colors and design and of course the workmanship is to die for as with all of Linda's quilts.
Top left is Circ Touche by Jackie Perry and right is Paths.....Not Walls by Jane Cole - both beautiful pieces. Kathie Briggs right below has a wonderful piece called A Year in the Forest. Kathie is known for her very intricate and pieced backgrounds and the use of nature themes...I love this piece and apparently someone else did also as it sold at the beginning of the show + it won a ribbon. Way to go Kathie!

Susan Lee did this lovely geometric with great color...above this piece and to the left is Lone Cypress by Kerry Steck. While teaching in California, I remember a student taking me on a drive past this beautiful tree with the crashing ocean. On the right isTrail Through the Woods by Judith Kaplan...kinda looks like our parkway in the fall.

Lake Sunset by Elizabeth Harris on the left - beautiful in person and Poppies by Barbara Swinea on the right - also a great piece. I love the pieced background on Barbaras it a lot of charm and visual texture.
Loose Connections by Wendy Bowen uses very subdued colors but they work very well together.
Diana Ramsay created this large and very geometric, interesting piece. Diana has developed a style of quilting which is amazing...each one is better than the one before.
Stay tuned for part 2 of the quilt show...

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