|Detail of a Quilt by Anne Francis|
Another of Anne Francis's quilts that I enjoyed was A Harry Potter Story, made with the author's permission. I made sure to get lots of pictures of this one for my Harry Potter aficionado sons.
|A Harry Potter Story, by Anne Francis|
|Detail of A Harry Potter Story, Entirely Handmade by Anne Francis|
|Dumbledore Detail from A Harry Potter Story, by Anne Francis|
Isn't that amazing? I was surprised to see so much hand work in this show, since most of the classes offered at this year's Symposium were geared toward machine quilting. On the show floor, I saw quilt after quilt that had been hand pieced, appliqued, and hand quilted, in every style from traditional to contemporary to whimsical. It's so interesting to see how artists working in the same medium (textiles and thread) and using the same techniques can create such completely different quilts. I suppose I was mostly drawn to the appliqued quilts this time around since I'm immersed in my own first applique project.
|Detail of Papa's Album, by Sandra Russell|
|Papa's Album, by Sandra Russell|
Only SEVEN more days of school before summer vacation!