I was VERY impressed with the quilts I saw there. There were some amazing pieces of quilt artistry and craftsmanship. I think my favorite was this Frazetta-esque quilt depicting a warrior protecting a lady from a dragon. It was just stunning!
Also among my favorites was this hand-painted triptych of China:
Other beauties included:
I wish I had pictures of everyquilt there.... there were so many too beautiful not to include. A fascinating collection of quilts from around the world were included. It was fascinating to see the differences culture and available fabrics made to quilt design and 'look'.
I came home Friday evening and took Saturday off to relax with friends. On Sunday, I attended the Simi Valley Quilt Show, my guild's biennnial show. Not as many vendors as Palm Springs of course, and not as many quilts, but no less beautiful for being smaller. I got three ribbons at the show - Spotlight Awards given by the show's committee members on their favorite quilts.
What was more exciting even was that I got a call to bring one of my quilts back for the Weds. nite guild meeting. I did, and was surprised and shocked to learn this quilt had won Best of Show (an award given based on viewer votes!)
I am just thrilled that people liked my quilt enough to vote for it as Best of Show... I was overwhelmed on Weds. night at the meeting. I had to get up and talk about the quilt a bit, but I was so flustered, I'm not even sure I made a lot of sense. Of course in hindsight, I thought of all sorts of things I should have and could have said.
I think I'm done with quilt shows for a while... Pacific International Quilt show is coming up soon in Santa Clara, CA, but I think I'm gonna miss that one. Much as I'd love to attend my first PIQS, I've been visiting a lot of shows of late and it I can tell you with much surety that they are SO worth the time and money!
I would like to thank Chris P. for the photos of the Palm Springs show shown here.