Monday, May 7, 2007

Music, Thread & A Quilt Show

The art quilt above was inspired by Gee's Bend quilts. It features large, design element hand quilting using wonderfully texturized natural thread.
Sat. evening my husband & I plunked down a bit of money & went to Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock to enjoy a show boasting some premier musicians – not to mention Levon himself who still sings despite being a throat cancer survivor. Levon’s studio is attached to his house in a beautiful barn – lots of wood and Catskill bluestone throughout. It was a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true American icon.

The next day these old bones (cause they were certainly feeling their age) dragged themselves to the Northern Star Quilting Guild’s annual show. I saw many inspirational pieces there. Major eye candy.
Of course another attraction was the vendors. Oh yes, I do like the vendors. And I especially love the vendors with out of the ordinary things. I bought lovely chunky, cotton thread and some great funky, Japanese fabric that just looked a bit on the edgy side to me so, of course, I had to have it. Some things are just meant to be brought home, don't you think?

1 comment:

Kyra said...

Lovely, inspiration quilt!