We are well into our first full day at Quilt Festival Cincinnati and I thought I’d share a few pictures of what’s happening in the heart of the Queen City…
Groups of friends are stylin’ for memorable photos in front of our colorful photo opportunity quilt by Scott Murkin.
Attendees have begun to drop off their Ohio Star quilt blocks at our Design Wall in our Special Exhibits area. We are experimenting with block placement, and at the end of the show, after all blocks have been received, we will quilt it, put it on display during next year’s Cincinnati show (April 3-5, 2014), and donate it to a Cincinnati-based charity.
“Reds-den Plate” by Janine Keeton of Liberty Township, Ohio. This quilt is part of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild exhibit, which challenged participants to reinterpret the Dresden plate. I adore this quilt (and the quilting in it)!
“Sunflower Exchange Project” by Barb Zapp. I thought this was pretty clever!
“Dance, Flowers, Dance!” by the very colorful (and color-loving) Frances Holliday Alford of Grafton, Vermont.
Uh oh, a cute pooch…with a guilty face. Be still my melting heart. Quilt is “Who, Me?” by Ruth Powers in our Celebrate Spring! exhibit.
“Tutti Fruitti Village” by Boston gal, Sue Bleiweiss. I love how she has clearly developed a signature style.
Sheila Frampton-Cooper created “In the Desert” inspired by the architecture of her favorite artist, Hundertwasser. (Hey Sheila, he’s my favorite artist, too!)
And here is yours truly in Open Studios last night. This was the first time I have worked with thickened dyes in three years. My smile kind of says it all; I am so happy I finally have cracked them out again.