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Kentucky – And Last, but Certainly Not Least: Quilts

Yes – the quilts of Kentucky are wonderful.
Of course we were in Paducah for the National Quilt Museum.  They had a special exhibit of Civil War quilts and SAQA’s Seasonal Palette along with their regular exhibit.  The first quilts on the menu were the best of the 2013 show.  Amazing work. . .  I wish I could have taken pictures.  However, they have a new book with photos of almost 300 of the quiilts in the collection.  The price was only $16 for this beautiful book – and $1 goes to the Libby Lehman fund.  Her quilt is on the cover.

I then visited Caryl Bryer Fallert’s studio.  I do so love her work.  For those beginning in quilting, Caryl was the first person to receive Best in Show for a machine quilted piece.  Below is her Phoenix, one of my favorite pieces.

Other works in her studio are just as inspiring.  I really saw the value of working in a series (one of the things I started in Cynthia Corbin’s class this summer at QBL) by seeing her series of Feather Studies and her Fibonacci series.

Also, I loved seeing the variety in her work.  The variety comes in both structural design and the way she uses fabric and her stitching.

So, I came home inspired and ready to experiment.  I bought a DVD and a couple of patterns of her’s to get me started.

Caryl is having a special exhibit at the Quilt Museum from December 6, 2013 to March 11, 2014.  If you have a chance, be sure to get there.