This is my last post on the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati. Again, I have to say that I thought that the quality of quilts was up from previous years. Here are a few more quilts that caught my attention.
I am interested in learning how to do paper lamination, so maybe that is why I was so attracted to the quilt below. I felt like this was a very effective use of that technique. The quilt is called Rost and was made by Claudia Helmer. She says, "In summer 2009, I visited a former ironworks which is now an industrial museum in Hattingen, Germany. I was fascinated by the rusty parts of the building and took a lot of photographs. This piece is a reminiscence on the importance of coal, black gold which brought great prosperity to the Ruhr area in the 19th century. By the end of the 20th century, the industry had declined bringing the whole area down with it. The richness and the variety of the former industrial buildings are now treasures for inspiration, memory and art."
I am now the proud owner of an Expedite bookshelf. It is still in boxes on the floor of my studio--not sure when I'll have time to get the thing put together.