Friday, April 6, 2018

Quiltfest 2018, Pigeon Forge, TN

It happened again!
But this time it was remarkable for me: I got two, first and third place, ribbons for my miniature quilts!

Both are Cynthia England design, made in my favorite technique - picture piecing on freezer paper. Very intricate work, every quilt contains about 400+ tiny pieces, sewn together.

"Sailboats" - Lenore Crawford design, applique, also made of multiple small pieces, fused and stitched to the background.

My "Perfect firestorm", devoted to the Great fire of 2016, when we lost our beloved cabin, was not rewarded, but it was nice to see it there anyway.
I was also tickled to death, when I saw one of my 5 quilts, made to my neighbors, who also lost their cabins, hanging in "Pottery House cafe & grill". Bonnie Goolsby, who was given one of those quilts last year, generously offered to display this quilt for a while, during the quilt show and a month or so more after. I think it looks fabulous there on a stone fireplace chimney wall.

This year I took a class with Linda Poole, painting on fabric, using all kind of fabric paints, pencils, jell pens, paint blocks and more. It was real fun to learn new techniques and see the results of our all day work!