Helen Butler, Turkish Delight, 2011, cotton, gold metallic thread, silk thread, 90 x 90 inches. Photograph compliments of the Springville Art Museum, courtesy of Helen Butler.
This quilt was the favorite of viewers at last year's Springville Museum of Art Quilt Show. It was a beauty. This year my sister was in Provo dropping off a son at BYU so I had someone to go with me to this annual show. Here are a few pictures.
A mixture of traditional applique. . .
and Japanese style blocks.
A Jane quilt
There were several with blue ribbons indicating some kind of award, ie., Judges, Piecing, Hand Quilting, Machine Quilting, etc. I tried to get a picture of the ones with blue ribbons but have forgotten the name of most of the awards.
I did love the house border and tiny pieces.
Very large nosegay quilt
A Grandmother's Garden which the quilter had worked on for years. I loved the hexagon border.
Hexies in a new interpretation.
This one did receive the machine quilting award.
Loved all the color in this appliqued quilt. The sashing is a stripe fabric.
A beautiful appliqued square. . .
and the best in hand quilting.
I loved the very graphic feel of this quilt. . .
and the flying geese border.
A small quilt made of small quilted blocks. . .
made of mens silk ties which were then mounted in a somewhat random manner on the backing fabric.
The black background really made this one pop.
some of these fabrics were hand dyed.
This one appealed to my love of red with yellow. The quilt maker called it a countrified version of a Baltimore Album quilt. We were allowed to vote for our favorite with the winner being announced at the end of the show on August 29th. This quilt won my vote.
Houses, lots of houses, each one different.
See the dog in the window?
Light and shadow and my sister's beautiful gray/white hair. Wish I had nerve enough to stop my color habit.
Whimsical applique with dots.
We debated, does the red background take away from the applique. . .
or does the quilt maker have it just right?
I loved this little cutie of rainbow colors. . .
and retro embroidery.
This was my sister's favorite and got her vote. It was all done in reverse applique and each block was different.
Isn't it stunning? My sister, a non-lover of batiks, thought this time a batik was the perfect choice.
Winner for the smallest pieces.
I feel a headache coming on. Those are very small pieces.
Another Grandmother's Garden with a dark green border and background.
I loved all the color.
And last but not least, a flour sack quilt. Made me feel like I was back in Kansas and also wishing my mother would have saved a few for me to find.
If you are ever in Utah in August and are anywhere near the Springville Museum of Art, the Annual Quilt Show is a must see. The Museum is also very interesting.
This is the inner courtyard with exhibit rooms branching off from it.
Such a peaceful place to be as are the exterior gardens.
The courtyard has a roof but makes you feel like you are outside no matter the weather.
It is flooded with light. . .
and architectural features. It was a pleasure for the senses.