Each February and March the Lake County, Ohio, parks system hosts a quilt show at its farm park location. Quilts of all types are hung next to the milking room and there are lots of workshops.
This year’s featured workshop instructor is Pat Pauly, whose abstract painterly quilts are quite different from the traditional quilts that usually win best of show. Here are glimpses of her work on display at the show.
As always, the quilts were varied. Some were heartfelt products of many years of hand stitched labor; some were kits and blocks of the month; and some were…something else. The quilts I photographed tended to fall into the last category.
This last quilt was one of the few modern style pieces on exhibit. While it was large, colorful, and contained some difficult piecing it won no ribbons. I think that some sewing issues held it back. For reasons I don’t understand, the maker used white thread for piecing. Guess what showed through? Here’s a tip: cover up that see through thread with dabs of a Sharpie marker in the appropriate color.