“Lone Star” Quilt Exhibit

27 10 2013

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On Saturday Ran and I drove to Columbia, SC to help our grandson celebrate his first birthday. What a joy! After pizza, pumpkin cupcakes, and presents, the birthday boy was ready for a nap. It was then that Heather mentioned the current exhibit of quilts at Richland County’s main library on Assembly Street. Of course, I was excited to make the excursion while Aidan slept!

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The exhibition, sponsored by members of the Devine Quilters, hangs in the lower level of the library. I was a member of Devine Quilters ten years ago and gave a lecture and workshop to the group last spring . . . so I recognized some of the names on the identifying placards beside each quilt. I photographed nearly every quilt, but some images are blurry. I will share the clearest images with you.

“The Hunter Awaits” – a lion’s face is quilted in the center of the ring of animal silhouettes.

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This quilt made by my friend, Beth, combines an Eight-Pointed Star design with Log Cabins. Awesome color shading is achieved by many thin fabric pieces.

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We remarked at the unexpected black and white palette and all the cats! Click on the picture and scroll in to see printed cat fabric in the center of the quilt.

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My friend, Joyce quilted several of the quilts in the exhibition and also made this miniature quilt (about 15″ square). We were awed by the pieced border of tiny diamonds.

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Helen made this large quilt of gorgeous blues, greens and fuchsias.

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Isn’t this a wonderful combination of piecing and applique?

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The half star resembles a sunrise to me; I could hang either of these quilts in my kitchen or above a bed as  cheerful wake-up quilts.

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What a treat to view such colorful and artistic quilts. I enjoyed my trip to the library even though I didn’t check out a single book!

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