I was able to be at Festival 2 1/2 days this year so my goal was to see as many quilts as I could. Here is mine and a few made by friends. I took many photos but not all came out well due to light reflecting off the quilt or accidental shadows.
I was able to talk about my quilt, Tobacco Road, based on the book by the same name. The book was a bleak one about one family's futile efforts and inabilities to survive the great depression. It was a contemporary novel of it's day. Reader response was such that the majority doubled and tripled their efforts to survive. I made Tobacco Road as cheerful as I could in the hope that if I was confronted with medical adversity I would take positive steps to survive with as much grace as possible. The U-Tube video was made by Quilt Alliance so I will post it when it becomes available if I can jump that technological hurdle.
Tobacco Road-Art Pictorial
Nikki Strimpel, Marily Diemoz, me, Judy Ayers at the Garden
Mary Ann Littlejohn-Tactile Architecture
Nancy Dickey-Art People, Portraits & Figures
Nancy Dickey-Hoffman Challenge
Linda Teddlie Minton-Dinner@8
Susan Fletcher King-Dinner@8
Carol Taylor-Traditional Applique
Heather Pregger-Art Abstract Small
Beth Porter Johnson-Art Abstract Small
Janelle McCall-In Full Bloom