There were so many gorgeous quilts in every size – small, lap, wall, full, queen and every type of craft made with quilted materials, my head was spinning.
I consider myself crafty – I paint, sew, garden, do some cross stitch, and love to create something out of nothing. But, the quilts I saw yesteerday were made by real artists.
The piecing together of fabric for the tops was done with the eye of an artist and the hands of a skilled seamstress. One quilt had over 5,000 pieces with every seam perfectly matched.
Once the quilt tops were finished, some were beautifully hand quilted while others were simply but wonderfully quilted on sewing machines.
But, the majority of the finished quilts were professionally quilted by machine quilting artists who are amazingly skilled in their own field. The beautiful machine quilting patterns on display constituted an art exhibit of its own.
It was a wonderful couple of hours, and I was inspired beyond my wildest dreams.
I hope you enjoy the photos and the small sample of the wide array of beautiful quilts exhibited at the Cocheco Quilters Guild 2012 show.