Over all the Lancaster Quilt show was "Meh." Sorry no definition there, but on Flickr, I saw pictures of (In my humble opinion) nicer quilts at several local quilt shows.
I try to find the positive in most things - quilt shows & quilting in general. So my positive here is that one of the special exhibits was awesome & I love the miniatures that are shown in Lancaster. (I don't recall seeing any in Mid-Atlantic or Houston.) Oh & I saw some "old favorites" in Lancaster. Like the Cat Quilt by: Nancy Brown & the Clown quilt by: Cathy Wiggins.
I was able to purchase some of the Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric. But I am holding on to my gift certificate to Pinwheels as they are getting new fabrics in in April. (I'll spend that one in Hershey!) I did get some Taupes though... :o) I was also able to get the paper pieces that I wanted. Now to get motivated to work on English Paper Piecing. I got backing fabric for an old project - that still needs its borders attached. I got 1 (one) cat fat quarter!
So what photos do I share?
I will share some from the special exhibit that I especially liked. Milwaukee Art Quilters "Opposing Forces"
Balance by: Lisa Anne Giesfelt.
Detail of the quilting on Balance.
Values - They are not all Black & White by: Mary Ellen Hous.
I loved this one because she is so right. There are many mouthpieces on TV & the radio yammering on about "values" but I have serious questions about whose difinition of values they are using. (Tanya blogged about morals being taught in Japanese schools - I had to question that as well. Are Morals & Values the same thing? What makes them different?) Just from my mini-sphere of life & compilation of life experiences, I have seen & heard too much to believe that there is one set of "correct" values. (The people who "show/say" one thing but do another - One past Governor of New York as one recent example.)
The quilter probably was only thinking about the values in colors, but...