Ok, I'm not a quilter - just a chauffeur (to quilt shows and shops) who can appreciate art when he sees it, so this is entirely my own opinion! But we managed a short winter break to drive down to the Lancaster Quilt Show, one of seven big ones run across the U.S. by the American Quilting Society, and really enjoyed our short trip - partly because we got out of the snow by the time we hit Pennsylvania.. Herewith is my report (in three posts).
I should add that this level of quilting is thanks to the advent of machine quilting, which I'll say more about in another post. Hand-quilted quilts are rare enough now that they merit their own category in the show!
Photography policy - at this quilt show photographs were allowed, as long as not used for commercial purposes, except where specifically prohibited, as they were in several parts of the show. I always follow the rules, not wanting photographers to get a bad rap! My purpose here is just to celebrate the quilting artists themselves, amazing stuff they produce.