The In Full Bloom exhibit is always a favorite of mine. This one really looked like cherry blossoms; I guess that is why it is called Cherry Blossoms at Night (by Makiko Aoki).
Affinity for Improve & Love of the Line (Leslie Tucker Jenison) really drew me in. I find very geometric designs SO appealing. I like the colors, movement, and repetitive nature of this quilt.
It took me a minute to see the word in this quilt. Do you see it? The maker, Kathy York, says, "As I get older, I find that I am increasingly attracted to the idea of repetition. I find a peaceful meditative quality in repetitive tasks. These are represented abstractly in Dot." I find that to be true for me too.
Survivor, by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan, affected me more than any other quilt in the show. She says, "At some point in life, most people live through a terrible event. In my case, I struggled to label myself, but neither survivor nor victim felt completely right; although, I felt much closer to the victim side. This quilt represents the shift I've experienced over many years along the continuum toward the survivor side, while the victim label has faded into the background." I found it very powerful and thought provoking.
There are many other quilts from this show I really liked--WAY too many to show you. I just got back from the Paducah quilt show and have a few of those quilts to share later this week.