On a recent gloomy Sunday a friend and I headed out to the annual Cleveland Metroparks quilt show held at the Rocky River nature preserve.
The show’s rules stipulate that all quilts in the show must have some nature related theme, either blindingly obvious or somehow made to relate. There were birds, especially eagles; lots of flowers and leaves; landscapes; and some abstracts. I was especially taken with several small pieces that used embellishments.
Dandelion, complete with ladybug, uses frayed cording to wonderfully depict the fluffiness of a gone to seed dandelion. There’s an organza layer and a frame made to look like the wavy edges of an old photo. I just love the black corners that replicate those hinges used in old scrapbooks.
One last comment about this and other quilt shows – I wish someone would develop better portable lighting to show off the work displayed. At many shows the lights are yards above the quilts, and some work is difficult to appreciate fully because of shadows and underlit corners.