I know I'm really VERY late but I just thought I would post some pics of some beautiful quilts that I saw at the International Quilt Show that was in Chicago on April 12th last month.
This quilt was Best in Show and it was truly amazing! It is titled "I Ain't No Spring Chicken" and it's by David Taylor of Steamboat Springs, CO. He worked from a photogragh to guide him and pieced together many different shades of white for the chicken and brown for the barn wood in the background.
This quilt was called "Dresden Plates" and was made and machine appliqued by Jeanne Pfister from Kaukauna, WI. It also won first prize in its category.
This quilt was entered in the "Celebrate Spring" exhibit. It was entitled "Just Dandy" and it was machine pieced and quilted by Ruth Powers of Carbondale, KS.
This quilt was also in the "Celebrate Spring" exhibit. It was called "Standing Tall and the techniques used to make it included fused applique, and water-color pencil. That reminds me... I want to pick up some water-color pencils while I'm still here in Cleveland. I was told that the white or grey color can be used to mark quilts, and they wash right out!
OK, that's my quilty tip for the day! Happy quilting!