Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quilt Show by the Sea 2012

Gees Bend quilt

March in Fort Lauderdale is traditionally time for a quilt show at the War Memorial auditorium.
The show alternates years between that hosted by the four local guilds and the one hosted by Once Upon a Quilt shop. This was OUAQ's turn hosting its Quilt Show by the Sea 2012.

Special exhibits included a selection by the Gees Bend Quilt Collective. I'd not seen any of these quilts "live" so that was a treat!

Melanie Kane Brewer's complex art quilts were displayed too. None of my photos did them justice - take a peek at her website instead!

Karyn Dengler/Lisa Wilson - Moon Dance
After the overwhelming size of the World Quilt show I saw in November (flickr slideshow here), this small local show was an enjoyable, intimate treat. Yes, I've created a slideshow for it too, you can find it here.

Mary W Anderson - Passages

An interesting mix of innovative and traditional quilts. Plus a few surprises.
All quilts entered into the judged display were labelled, it was hit or miss for labels in the special exhibits. 

Natalie Carlton - Dancers

Natalie Carlton had numerous entries and was bopping around the floor answering questions  about her techniques and processes.

Natalie Carlton - Dandelion

Natalie Carlton - Famous Faces

Her Famous Faces quilt drew a crowd, (peruse the slideshow to see Natalie showing the reverse side and her portrait done in the same style)

Sally Bolen/Karen Marchetti - Martha's Garden

All in all an inspiring and NOT overwhelming jaunt down to Fort Lauderdale!!


  1. I love Gee's Bend quilts. Have seen some in our neck of the woods too.
    I love the dancers and the dandilion and the famous faces. Can see why she wins so many ribbons!!!!

  2. Great photos Jackie! I still need to download what few photos I took.

  3. Wow - some really beautiful quilts here. I nomiated you for a Sunshine Award over at my blog. Details there if you want to respond!


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