Friday I spent some time admiring the artistry of quilts on exhibit at Quilt Colorado in Loveland. It was a wonderful show. It’s part of my job to go to quilt shows so when I tell my friends and family that I HAVE to go to quilt shows they all know that I GET to go to quilt shows.
I only had space in my camera for 30+ photos and that wasn’t enough, so I deleted old photos several times to make room for just a few more. I’ll never again forget to load all the photos from my camera to my computer before a show. I wound up with 54 photos.
Part of the show was an exhibit sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative with 54 small quilts related to Alzheimer’s which were displayed with 182 “Name Quilts”. Each “Name Quilt” is 6 inches wide and 7 feet tall and has 55 names of people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. It was a sobering display.
There were also two spectacular quilts from Sherry Reynolds: America, Let It Shine, which was on the cover of the June/July 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter. and Christmas All Around, the Photo Finish quilt in the December/January 2012 issue. America, Let It Shine took Best of Show and Christmas All Around took top honors in the sit down machine quilting category. Dawn Gerber’s quilt Remembrance was the best in the hand-quilted category.
Irish Sam in the Fields by Daisy Boulter and Stephanie Patterson was also on display. It’s a fun Overall Sam quilt in brown and aqua inspired by a pattern in the March/April 2005 edition of Quiltmaker, our sister publication. It was awarded Director’s Choice.
I also got to visit for a bit with Dennis and Joan Musick. Joan’s quilt The Missing Flower Tops and the Midnight Snack was featured in the August/September 2012 issue of Quilters Newsletter. Watch for her episode on Quilters Newsletter TV in January.
Sadly, it came time to go. I always finish a show all excited about sewing something else and completely in awe at some of the quilt artists out there. This show was no exception.