Thursday, March 31, 2011
Long Grove Quilt
When I was at the Arizona Quilters Guild show, I was especially impressed with Long Grove by Georgia Thorne. I want to live in this quilt. A pictoral, with a beautiful blend of techniques. With 3-D houses Thread play and buttons. After seeing this quilt, it made me want to get out my machine and experiment with a few more stitches. Fabulous movement in thread. Georgia wrote "Growing up in the Midwest, I was influenced by the many layered landscapes. This further challenged me to use various techniques and textures to portray the fields, and a small town, Long Grove, IL." Long Grove won the Hall of Fame award, presented by the show sponsor to a quilt deemed worthy of recognition. Inspirational work, Georgia! While visiting this show, I enjoyed learning more about the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame, an organization that is dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Arizonans to quiltmaking. They have a very impressive web site, offering a virtual museum, monthly quilt show, and E-newsletters.