It’s All About Appliqué!
detail. My Flower Garden, by Tomoko Ota; Telling Stories Through the Needle’s Eye: It’s All About Appliqué! Well, one last visit to the incredible quilt exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, 2018—and I (Teri) am happy to say that the focus is on appliqué quilts. It appears as though appliqué is alive and well within the quilting universe! While I have rarely met a quilt I didn’t like, there is something special about studying the spectacular detail in an appliquéd piece. The intricacies of the art are a joy to behold, and the bodies of work in these exhibits were no exception. Such work involves great dedication and time, not to mention talent. I am in awe of the work these artists put into these exquisite quilts. Enjoy! In the American Tradition, Appliquéd Quilts: A World of Beauty, Appliqué category Not only was the variety of techniques used in these quilts impressive, but I was thrilled to see so many Baltimore Album style quilts. As we replicate the work of our past stitching sisters, we stay connected to them and forge ahead to learn new needle skills. Appliqué is an art that can continually push the limits; the old is not gone, but it is made new—with plenty of room for brand new ideas and skills. It’s all about the appliqué!