|"Roberto Ferrari" with "Rudy", by Cindy Ganes. Original pattern is Chicken Shaman by Eleanor Peace Bailey.|
THE CHICKENS! Okay - hands down, this was my favorite. I couldn't help but go right up to them and burst out laughing! Look at their poses! Look at the knee joints! On closer inspection, they also happen to be incredibly gorgeous. Look at those tail feathers! Cindy, I love these guys. : )
Here is my friend Kerrie's quilt.
|The Monster by Kerrie Serben|
This batik beauty is gorgeous. I think the word 'monster' has to do with her process of putting it all together. It's a BIG quilt. I never did find her other entry which was floral with gold on it! (She showed me after the show). Lovely! : )
|Nintendo Game Quilt by Sheila Clark|
This is the quilt all the kids were raving about. We got a lot of whiny, "mooooommmm, can you make meeee one?". lol Awesome! ; ) Sheila told me it was designed by her daughter. Sheila happens to be a landscape artist as well. I did not know that!
Check out this next one...
|Selvedge Log Cabin quilt by Diane Leontowicz|
I donated to that quilt! Diane was asking some time ago if people could bring their selvedges to her. Now we know what she was up to! She is a fan of the Selvedge Blog. This quilt if BIG. Isn't that cool!? Great job Dianne!
There was a long, long wall full of art quilts. Here is one of Sharron Shoenfeld's. It's so elegant!
|Focus by Sharron Shoenfeld|
I love the feel of this one - the lines and the edges. It's so full of spirit. She is so good at painting on her quilts. She also uses pencil crayon, which is where I got the idea to add white to the clouds on my dress. (Thank you Sharron! Brilliant.)
This next one is by Leona Larson.
|Dreaming in Purple by Leona Larson|
As I was whipping past this wall to go shopping in the market place, I couldn't help but stop in my tracks to get a photo of this. It just glows! There was just something so incredibly beautiful and luscious about this one. The purple is magic, isn't it!? Leona teaches and is well known for her landscape quilts. She incorporates a lot of cutting, layering, and yarns.
|Bladworth Elevator (left), Pelicans at the Weir Waves (right) by Elizabeth M. Cuming|
Last but certainly not least are two entries by my friend Elizabeth. Stunning! Let it be known that she never, ever photo-prints her work. This is all done by hand, eye, needle, thread, and paint. I particularly love the grain elevator on the left. Elizabeth is well known for stitching up many actual elevators and historical buildings in our province. The pelicans on the right got a big red first place ribbon for the 'Making Waves' show theme. The pelicans are famous here. They migrate to Saskatoon's weir on the South Saskatchewan river each spring. CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH!
I have some more photos of some beautiful bed quilts, but now I cannot recall who made what. I started reading through the program guide to match them by name, but with 500 entries, it just got more confusing. I really loved the quilts done by hand, the cross stitched & redwork quilts, the appliqued prairie scenes, and pretty much every floral appliqued quilt there was. Beautiful work ladies! I am one proud quilter to be in such a marvelously talented guild.