Today we want to share some of our favorites from the quilt show. In addition to the show entries, there are numerous special exhibits. Our favorite of these is by an art quilt group called Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends. Their new exhibit "Wind Chimes" debuted at the Mid-Atlantic show. It is a very clever depiction of the Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire. Each of the 10 members of the group created a vertical panel for each of the 4 parts of the installation. The segments are hung from bicycle wheels so that each fiber piece can rotate with the air currents. It's a different experience to walk among the fiber "chimes" versus viewing art hung on a wall. Very effective and immersive. We really enjoyed this exhibit.
Urban Systems by Paula Golden of Blacksburg, VA, in the Instructors' Row.
Blue Ridge Meadow by Jane Fellows of Batesville, VA.
Quilt it Wright by Mary A Menzer of Virginia Beach, VA. It won for Best Use of Color in the Modern category.
Modern Reflections by Pat L. Delaney of Abington, MA. This piece is made with silk and has some unique quilting.
The Lookout is by Barbara McKie of Lyme, CT and won a Judge's Choice ribbon.