I've taken a lot of pictures of vintage Crazy Quilts, but not very many modern day interpretations.
I was especially happy to see 2 contemporary CQ versions at the Arizona Quilters Guild show.
All Creatures Large and Small by Gerlinde Hruzek won First Place in the "Other" category.
This artist used so many mediums in the making of her quilt:
Needlepoint, embroidery, applique, crochet and ribbon work to name a few.
The far away picture just does not give justice to how wonderful this quilt really is.
The close up shots give a much better visual.
Look at the imagination and variety!
Someday I would really like to make a Crazy Quilt.
(Maybe it's because I'm a little crazy?)
These pictures bring wonderful inspiration.
I could have stared for hours to visually absorb all there was to see.
It almost felt a little bit like an I-Spy quilt.
Do you spy 3 cats?
Or a fish?
Or a fish?
Imagination made and quilted by Sheila Groman
Sheila wrote "Imagination is a fanciful Crazy Quilt created with applique, standard and silk embroidery, ribbon, lace, heirloom gloves, needlepoint, crewel, beads, cross-stitch, and tatting."
Yes, I'd say Imagination is a perfect title.