Orlando Quilt Show: Awesome Details

There were some really great quilts at the World Quilt – FL show last week.  My favorite kind of quilts are those that grab your attention from across the room and draw you closer, and then when you get up close you’re amazed by the details of the piece.  For me, there were several in this show that met this two-pronged criteria.

Here’s my favorite, “Pele.”  It was made by Jenny Hearn, from South Africa.

World Quilt Show - FL 2017. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Did it “grab you from across the room?”  Great.  Now, look at these awesome details.

World Quilt Show - FL 2017. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

That’s right:  it’s got needlepoint in the center!  Along with heavy stitching, including what appears to be some washers wrapped with stitch.

World Quilt Show - FL 2017. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

More of the same at the bottom.  The pointy part actually protrudes as a separate piece in front of the grayer background below.

World Quilt Show - FL 2017. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

When my eyes finally strayed away from this fabulous stitching I noticed lots of little 3D elements elsewhere.  I love this quilt!

World Quilt Show - FL 2017. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I have more photos to show you from this show, but honestly, the other photos pale in comparison to this quilt.  They’re still great, of course, and I’ll show you in the next post.

Ellen Lindner
P.S.  This quilt is part of the traveling World Quilt show exhibit.  Unfortunately, it has suffered from being folded a lot.  Too bad Mancuso (show management) can’t figure out a way to roll or pad them better.

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9 Responses to Orlando Quilt Show: Awesome Details

  1. G.M. January 24, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    re.: Orlando Quilt Show
    Thank you for bringing this work of art (and many others) to us.
    What an excellent and stunning fabric/fiber art – wonderful!
    G.M.

    • Ellen Lindner January 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

      I’m so glad you like it, G.M. It’s fun for me to show such lovely work!

  2. Annette Rogers January 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    What is the name of this quilt?

    • Ellen Lindner January 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

      Hi Annette,

      Jenny just contacted me and said the name is Pele.

  3. Michele January 24, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Did the quilt have a name? It is truly incredible.

    • Ellen Lindner January 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      Hi again Michele,

      Jenny just contacted me and said the name is Pele.

  4. Ellen Lindner January 24, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

    Sorry, Michele, I didn’t record the quilt title. It IS incredible!

  5. Debby Schnabel January 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    Ellen, this is one of my all time favorite quilts. I saw it at PIQF. Jenny Hearn is an amazing artist. It seems they have a lot of great quilt artists in south Africa.

    • Ellen Lindner January 29, 2017 at 12:21 am #

      I agree, Debby! An amazing quilt.

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