Last week I was in Pittsburgh for a family reunion and got to spend two delightful days at museums. My first stops were the two venues of Fiberart International, the fine exhibition held every three years. I've seen several past shows and was sometimes disappointed to find few pieces in the traditional quilt format, but this year had several.
Two of the best happened to be made by friends of mine, so I may be prejudiced, but I liked them! Both were big, bright, intricately machine-pieced and quilted, beautifully composed, making strong statements.
Gregory Climer, Men Kissing (detail below)
And finally, this calm and simple quilt that reminded me a bit of my own work, with very skinny pieced-in black lines and dense, shiny quilting in many different colors.
So much for the quilts -- I'll have a lot more pieces to show you in subsequent posts.