Barn Quilts and Beyond, which took place July 21st and 22nd at Westwood Elementary School in West Jefferson.
There were cheerful quilts hanging on a clothesline in front of the entrance to the school.
There was an inviting vendor's mall, but I mostly skipped over it because I have an entire studio to unpack after our recent move from Raleigh to the mountain cabin. Today I will share some of the art quilts and art dolls from the "quilt fair," as they termed it.
I tried to identify each of the quilts and their makers from their labels, but as there was no program guide, it was more difficult. Please let me know if I have misidentified anyone's quilt!
This one is made of batiks using a pattern purchased in Hawaii. Look for the gecko!
|Home in the Aloha, by Barbara Barkley|
Another bright botanical reminded me at once of our stay in Sarasota, with the colorful croton plants in every yard.
|Grandmother's Croton, by Jennifer Ley|
Another large single flower was this piece resulting from a retreat with Susan Brubaker Knapp. I particularly liked the stitching forming the stamens within the flower.
|My Passion Flower, by Rheta Kirk|
|A very nice mountain scene with a swan and gorgeous flowers was one of my favorites.|
Swan and Nessie, by Barbara Barkley
A nice homage to the Ashe County rural setting is this nicely done barn, rooster, and sunflower quilt.
|Welcome to the Day!, by Lynda Harris|
There was a lovely collection of art dolls on display. I do not have information about the names or makers of most of them. Some were quilt show entries and some part of a doll display.
|Woodland Butterfly Guardian, by Irene Bebber. made using a Patti Medaris Culea fabric doll pattern.|
|Queen of Anne's Lace, by Irene Bebber, again using a Patti Medaris Culea doll pattern.|