I mentioned the other week that the photos I took with my new Canon camera at the quilt show in Chicago left me feeling rather dejected. I haven't figured out what I did wrong yet but I have a few ideas. I was carrying the sling bag for the camera, my cross body purse and a very heavy tote on my shoulder containing several books and fabric. My guess is I was moving too much to take a good photo while trying to balance all those bags. Lesson learned. A tripod would have been very helpful but not very convenient in a show of that size with all those people. Back to the drawing board.
I'm taking a photography seminar next week and I hope to be able to get some answers from the professionals. In the meantime, here are some of the better photos and a few not-so-good ones.
One of the main exhibits for the show was a large Red & White display. They were beautiful and made me even sorrier that I missed the original showing in New York City a few years ago. Besides the large hanging quilts there was a grouping in the center of four sections of miniature quilts.
Loved them all. I do believe my stitch group's red and white challenge quilts could easily have been included in the exhibit, but alas, we did not know.
Here are a few other quilts I enjoyed....
Yes, these were 1/2" strips of SILK!!! So sad that the maker is UNKNOWN :(
Yes, these really were 1/4" strips -- amazing!!!!! Again, how sad that we do not know the maker.
I am always tempted to yank the wayward threads off of quilts, but I resist...