Saturday, March 28, 2020


I love flowers, I love gardens and I love art.
So when The Edison-Ford Winter Estate and Garden
 sponsored the Art in Bloom Event...I was there.

I loved that most of the art pieces had something to do
with a truck, motor or gear of a vehicle. 

Artists are given a piece of art to interpret into flowers.
Sit back and enjoy!  I did!

Sunday, March 22, 2020


And the Naples Quilt Guild "juried" Show
continues here.
This show definitely had
a Flowery Art Quilt Vibe to it.

I love the collage quilts and mermaids.
sew the flowers here are water plants!

"Under The Sea"
Began with a Laura Heiny collage pattern
with the Mermaid in the bottle.
Maker added lots of extras.
Maker: Barbara Langbauer

Interpretive Art Quilt
"Aussie Dancer"
Technique by Gloria Loughman 

I see flowers and leaves here.. interpretive!

Interpretive Art Quilt
"Seminole Basket"
Velda Newman Texture and Form
Maker: Jo Anne Powel
This was indeed a blue ribbon quilt.

Original Art Quilt: Pictorial
"Trouble in Paradise"
Fabric design by artist and printed by Spoonflower
Maker:  Suzanne Santer

"Flower Power"
Ann Shaw class / Ruth McDowell Style
Maker: Karen Stockwell

Interpretive Art Quilt
"Cagey Wall Flower"
Fabric Paining class by Juanita Yeager
Maker: Kevin Fox

This was STUNNING!

Mixed Technique 
"It's a Small World After All"
Pattern: Jen Kingwell
Maker: Silva Horn
All kinda techniques and flowers here and there!

A few larger quilts that
I felt representative of FLOWERS.

I had a book years ago that had a raw edge flower block
that looked very similar to this. I was surprised to
see this technique...

"Raveling Rose"
Pattern: French Roses by Heather French
Maker: Mary and Kathy Esch

"Affairs of the Heart"
Applique and Embrodiery Designs
Maker: Donna E Johnson

"Greek Lanterns"
Patterns: Dresden designs by Katja Marek
Maker: Silvia Merz-Horn

I thought these block designs looked like daisies/
I was really drawn to the low volume background.

And last but certainly NOT least is
"Paradise in Blooms"
Pattern by Quiltworx / Foundation Paper Pieced
Maker:  Sharon Ralph   Quilter: Carrie Barone

I hope you have enjoyed these inspirational
quilt shows that I have blogged about.
Yes I will make my own comments 
(it's my blog after all) but when I attend
a show I try to be open minded.
I don't spend too much time worrying about
what type or style of quilt it is!
I appreciate every quilters journey
and admire their courage to enter a quilt
into a juried show!

I have entered quilts and the best thing was not
getting a ribbon or worry about judges feedback
(it's all relative)
The best thing was to stand back and listen to people talk
about your quilt, that's actually hanging in the show!

Monday, March 16, 2020


Oh I have made a few "art quilts"
You know that small quilt with embellishments,
and fun quilting to enhance the designs.

Well, step back and take a look at the most
beautiful art quilts, I personally, have ever seen.

Special Exhibit at The Naples Quilt Guild Show

Deb Crine is the artist
who dye paints the animals
then quilts the bajeebees outta them
to bring depth and movement.

Here's a tissue...stop drooling!