Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Scribble Picnic



Quilts
Quilts can be many things to many people.  There is the quilt that Grandma made that holds memories of a wonderful person in your life.  There are Friendship Quilts and Baby Quilts where a group of women each make a square then turn them over to a brave sole who will sew them into a
wonderful blanket for the friend or for the new mother.  Then there is just the fact that quilting is an art so they are a pallet of colors and ideas generated by an artist ...

The following are a few of the quilts that were on display at the Chicago Botanical Gardens ... feast your eyes.  I can't even imagine the hours that were spent creating these wonderful quilts.




















Andrea

11 comments:

  1. Oh what a wonderful display - and the special reasons for quilts always touch my heart. As you say, so much creative energy and time goes into anything so spectacular.

    Of course the fun ones are, well just FUN! The cats are so cute, and the paw border is lovely.

    Thanks for sharing these Andrea. Enjoy your week.
    Mary -

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  2. Intricate and lovely. I am alwasy awed and delighted at quilt shows.

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  3. quilting really is an art, what a fabulous display! Your piece is wonderful too!

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  4. Wonderful quilts. They really are amazing. The Chicago Botanical Gardens has always been one of my favorite places in Chicago, my old home town before moving out into the prairie.

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  5. I have always been a great admiring of anyone who is clever enough to quilt - it the time, love and energy that goes into each one. I especially love the cat one!
    Wren x

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  6. These are definitely works of art! I went to a quilting show once and was amazed at what people came up with. Lovely post Andrea! :)

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  7. Those quilts are so beautiful, Andrea...thanks for sharing them with us!

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  8. I love when quilts are used for bereavement and you certainly have some wonderful examples there too. So, your top one? Tell me more about that? Is that based off one from your grandmother perhaps? It looks like a flower that is kind of a snow flake too? Very interesting. I like the dark way the dark area is too. GReat post, Andrea. Thank you so much.

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  9. Oh adn , ha, as for grandmother's quilts, mine (who I never knew) both woudl have never made one. one was too well to do and hopeless as anything practical, let alone going quite bonkers from Mad Cow disease, and the other, my father's mother, was a total drunk and didn't do anything but drink so no hand me downs there.

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  10. I love going to quilt shows. Most people don't realize that there is an artistry to putting them together. You've captured a lot of that in your photos. And your creative piece is wonderful. Thanks for the trip to the show!

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