Monday, June 4, 2012

Wine Country Quilts Show

One of the great benefits of being a quilter in the San Francisco Bay Area is that on many weekends there's a quilt show within day-trip distance. So for my parents, going to the many quilt shows has been a hobby in itself. And, now that I've returned to my home state of California, I'm also enjoying the frequent trips to see these wonderful shows.

This past weekend we went to the Wine Country Quilts Show, presented by the Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County, in Santa Rosa, CA. The featured quilter was Barbara Confer, whose art quilts are composed of raw-edge applique, toile, thread painting, and embellishments. I'd love to try these techniques myself sometime, since I like the realistic look that can be achieved.

Quilt by Barbara Confer.
Quilt by Barbara Confer. This was my favorite; the brown dog reminds us of Ginger!
Close-up of "Ginger" in quilt by Barbara Confer.
Quilt series by Barbara Confer.
I can never pick favorites at the quilt shows, but here are a few of the quilts at this show that I especially liked:


1 comment:

  1. I can never pick one or even 5 favorites, too. You did photograph a really nice selection of different styles, though. I smiled when I got to the owl! Thanks for sharing. It is a good day when I see a quilt!