Here is the final group of quilts that caught my eye at the NQA show in June.
Although I’ve seen the work of Cindy Needham before, it’s been years and these pieces were so impressive and inspiring to me. I’d love to find old tablecloths and make some quilts like these…only one problem…I don’t have the free motion skills that she has!
I stared at the detail of each one trying to see where the tablecloth embroidery left off and her free motion stitching was but I couldn’t tell. Check her website for books and info on her technique.
And here is one by Barbara Polston that is equally fantastic.
Completely opposite from luxurious antique tablecloths are my personal favorites, the dog quilts. I just lost my Portuguese water dog so I am particularly fond of these quilts. They are fun, whimsical and colorful.
Canine Power Suit by Barbara Beasley
This week I finally bought a small Jane Sassaman quilt! I’ve been following her work since she won Best of Show for the Willow quilt decades ago and said to myself that someday I would own one of her quilts. Well here is Cat’s Whiskers, hot off the machine/pressing table! I love the colors, I love the movement and the graphic boldness of her style! Now where to hang it?
Leaving for three weeks to Germany, Austria, Alsace and Venice so check back here in mid August and hopefully I will have some textile photos to share. Meanwhile there is a free shipping special while I am gone. Sign up for the newsletter so you can see it! Bon Voyage!