The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Arlington has been the host for a regional quilt show for the past two years. North Texas guilds have worked together to produce a fabulous show.
The quilts were wonderful. But I was struck by the large number of elephants in the room. I may have missed some, but I counted six. There were pieced elephants, appliquéd elephants, colorful elephants, happy elephants. They were everywhere!
|Jade's Elephant Parade (detail) by Kay Thomas|
|Unknown for now -- I'll find out today when I get to the show.|
|The Elephant in the Room by Mary Beth McCormack|
|Eliana The Elephant by Jolene Mershon|
|Pat's Pachyderm by Pat Wykoff|
|Purple Reign by Margie Kallmayer|
|Polka Dodo by Susan Carlson|
Wendy Hook, my cohort in quilted crime, and I had six quilts in the show. Fiver were in the art category. Two of Wendy's:
The Salt Marsh returns. When I first got to the show I walked by it, and I heard someone say "This quilt is everywhere! It's in all the shows." I guess she was tired of it. Oh well.
And the debut of "Uptempo" in the Modern Quilt Category. The design started out as a small paper collage. It was fun to translate it into fiber.
I spent most of the day working at the SAQA: Wild Fabrications booth with Jaye Dodds.