I have spent much of the past three days at the Lincoln Quilters' Guild Quiltfest. Today was my volunteer day. I was issued a beautifully-crafted name tag:
Someone spent hours thread painting and embellishing the tags for dozens and dozens of volunteers -- each one with a unique wildflower design:
I worked from 9 am - 3 pm in the Children's Area, supervising crafts and sewing activities - great fun! I was too busy to take pictures!
Some of my loyal followers asked to see the quilts Jerry and I had on display -- so here goes. Jerry's beautiful batik quilt will be a gift for his son Jon and daughter-in-law, Cynthia:
My quilts were much smaller. Here is a doll quilt that includes piecing, tiny yo-yo flowers, and hand embroidery:
And here is a more contemporary paper-pieced quilt. It measures approximately 22" x 22" (55 cm x 55 cm). I will probably donate it to a church auction.
There were rows and rows of quilts -- I wish I could share them all!
But since I can't share them all, I'll share a few more of my favorites. Here is a display of Quilts of Valor quilts which will be donated to returning veterans, or the families of those who have died in service to their country.
The center quilt included machine embroidery:
This close-up shows some of the detailed thread painting that was used to create the eagle image:
This quilt by Kathy Hailer-Powers used Australian aboriginal fabrics -- which appear to be hovering above the surface of the quilt:
Another one of my favorites is this art quilt, Iris After the Rain by Lois Puckett Wilson:
Kris Vierra's quilt, Show Your Colors - Stand Out from the Crowd, has won machine quilting awards. Such a whimsical quilt!
And last, but not least, is this modern monochromatic quilt, Zipper, by Marcia Mullinex.
I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour of the quilt show.