|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!!