Monday, August 11, 2008

Lowell Quilt Festival

On Thursday of last week, my sister and I went to the Lowell Quilt Festival. Apparently it's held every year and sponsored by the New England Quilt Museum. We had a good time looking at all the artistic creations in the Tsongas arena. I was thrilled to get some fabric I had had an eye on from a website that had sold out. We were also able to go to the Quilt museum and see a portion of Gerald Roy's quilt collections! I thought it was pretty cool that when we got there, we got to join a group that he was leading around. He is quite famous in the quilting world and I found what he had to say about each quilt to be quite interesting.

Here's me in front of a quilted car right in front of the arena.

A lot of the quilts had a "ode to textiles" theme, given that Lowell is famous for it's textile production and history. I was quite amazed at this quilt, if you look closely- you can see that it's made up of clothing tags! Such intricate, detailed work. This photo doesn't do the quilt justice, but I loved the design and "feeling" of this quilt.

They had many "journal" quilts and I thought this one was very cute, and possibly something I could maybe do sometime.
This one was done by a lady inspired by a picture of her grandchild.

I was just amazed at the intricate piecework of this rooster.
We had a great time! I can't wait to go again next year.

1 comment:

Jessica Levitt said...

Hi there!

I really love that tree one you said was a journal quilt. I think part of it is what you said...that it's in the realm of possibility for me to make someday. :) But I'd have to work on my hand stitching first...

Thanx for the linky love!