Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quilt show at Lauritsen Gardens

 On Sunday I went to a quilt show at the Lauritsen Gardens, in Omaha with friends. I have to confess I have never been there before, even though I have talked about going many times. If you go when the weather is nice, they have gardens to walk through, but they have events going on year round. One of them is this quilt show.
The quilts had a botanical feel to them, with many art quilts of varying techniques.
This one used many small bits of fabric then covered with netting and quilted to hold it all in place. Very pretty! The little leaves were then sewn on top, through the middle.Seeing this one reminded me that I still want to try that technique.
Lots of the quilts had many different fibers and other items to add interest.
The large flowers were thread painted and then appliqued onto the quilt, which gave them a 3D effect.
Small quilts were sprinkled all through the inside gardens...I especially liked this one with it's intricate quilting designs.
The leaves were painted on this collage of mini quilts. It's always so inspiring to see quilts in any setting, but this show was a reminder to me of some projects on my to-do list that need to be tried! I took lots more pix and will post some more later in the week.

2 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, look at those amazing quilts! And such a lovely place to hold the show.

Vivian said...

Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing them. A local art teacher caught an old episode of "Simply Quilts" some time ago and never forgot about the confetti quilt technique demonstrated. He (yes, he) decided to try it after he retired, and he's made several of the confetti quilts, little in size but so totally impressive. He shared them with our guild early this month.
I don't know if I could visualize the finished project when working with all the little pieces of fabric. This art teacher understood it -- how different it looks close up compared to far away.
If you ever make a confetti quilt project, be sure to share. They're always so interesting!