- Kansas City, Missouri: May 18-20
- Long Beach, California: July 27-29
- Houston, Texas (market not show- not sure what that means: October 27-29
- Houston, Texas: November 1-4
Anywho- on to the show in Cincinnati! :)
There are two parts to the festival- one half of the convention center floor was set up with quilts (beautiful, amazing, pieces of ART) on display and the other half was full of various vendors.
|Me with the show floor in the background.|
As stated in the intro to their quilts:
Members of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild took on a challenge to themselves for this debut exhibit. Fourteen members created their own modern takes on the traditional Ohio Star block. This exhibit makes its debut at International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati.How exciting is that?! Here are a few of their beautiful quilts:
|Supernova by Heather Jones, quilted by Angela Walters|
I wanted to design and create a quilt that focused solely on the Ohio Star block. I chose to work in solid colored cottons, rather than prints, so that there would be no visual distraction to the design of the large-scale block. I think the combination of the large-scale, the bright colors, the simplification of the design and the intricate, detailed quilting make this quilt a thoroughly modern take on a traditional pattern. Angela is a master quilter and I gave her free reign to create the design for the quilting.
|Wingin' It by Christy Meyer|
Isn't this quilt GORGEOUS? Wowza... couldn't take my eyes off of it.
|Big Top by Danielle Sickmiller|
Big Top is a large-scale color-blocked modern take on the Ohio Star. Bright solid colors, straight-line quilting and a matching binding come together to create a fresh look for this beloved block.
I really loved all 14 of the quilts on exhibit by members of the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild but didn't take pictures of every one so as to not look like a total nerd. So, while you just see three of the quilts here- let me tell you- they were all pretty fan-freaking-tastic. :)
I've still got oodles of other pictures to go through from the show though that I can't wait to share with you! Check back later for more... you will seriously not believe your EYES the artistry that is involved with these beauties!