Because the crowds were smaller, it was easier to shop and easier to see and photograph the quilts. I met SEVERAL people who were attending a quilt show in Paducah for the first time (which is what I took as a good sign), and I took a class for the first time in a long time. All in all, I would consider this a good show. I would definitely attend again.
One of the exhibits I really enjoyed was the Australia Wide Five. This exhibit is a juried, touring exhibition showcasing the artwork of members of Ozquilt Network Inc., Australia's organization for art quilters. There was a collection of 39 works reflecting contemporary art quilt practices from across Australia. Each quilt was 16" X 16". Here are a few of them. If you get a chance to see the exhibit, be sure you do it. The quilts are, of course, much cooler in person.
You can click on the pictures to see the description and maker of each quilt. These two quilts (on the right) were made by the same person. Details of each are on the left.
The following four quilts were really interesting. I liked the hand stitching on each of these.
I liked the colors of these quilts. From the more colorful to the tranquil, these quilts didn't disappoint.
Numerous techniques and materials were used in these small quilts--traditional screen printing, discharge screen printing, monoprinting, digital printing, fusing, piecing, appliqué, natural dyeing, hand embroidery, machine stitching, hand stitching, and photo transfer.