Chitagun Aichi, Japan
"Red Owls" by Karin Peirce
And my absolute favorite from the entire show:
"A Midsummer Night's Garden" by Jan Hutchinson
The applique and embroidery are gorgeous, but the quilting absolutely makes this quilt!! The trapunto'd (sp?) fairy, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, snails and flowers are just incredible!!! And she used my favorite batik as the background.
For those not versed in quilting terminology, Trapunto is when you quilt a design with a poofy batting behind it. Then you cut away the extra on the outside of the image you quilted, layer the quilt top with the normal batting and backing, then requilt over the trapuntoed(sp?) image. The if you quilt closely together around the image, it poofs out like the images in this stunning quilt.
I have to go feed the zoo now, as they are becoming quite vocal about the fact that it's 5 minutes past their dinner time.