Following up with a few more quilts from the exhibit, all of today's quilts are made by one member. She is a master of hand applique and hand quilting. You'll see that she's a perfect machine peicer too. All of her quilts are amazing. Here are a few.
Starting with this one, Twinkle Twinkly Little Stars. She finished it just in time for the exhibit. I saw the blocks when she was making them but had not seen the whole quilt together. I couldn't get a good photo of the hand quilting but take my work for it, it's perfect. Can you believe that this was her first attempt at foundationd piecing?
The perfectly-pieced feathered star blocks bordered with tiny flying geese. They are based on aCindy Edgerton's mini-feathered star block and, including the flying geese border, are only 13" square. As you might guess, this quilt is the star of the entire exhibit and you see it to your right as you are entering the museum.
This one is called Six Generations. Becky collected hand tracings and signatures from the descendents of her maternal great grandmother, Ida Elizabeth Ashby Hull.
She drew the center block image of the home place and she has added documentation on the back of the quilt about each hand.
Becky made Kodachrome in 1991. Her inspiration was the tangled ravels of thread trimmed from washing new fabric. She turned the ravels into thread sculpture and executed the entire quilt qithout drafting it forst. The strips looked like film, and made her think of Paul Simon's song, KODACHROME: "You give us those nice bright colors. . .so mama, don't take my Kodachrome away." Beads are incorporated into the quilting stitches.
Here's a close up of the thread bits and you can see that she also did a lot of beading on this one too.
She has several other quilts in the exhibit, including one with a hidden Elvis.
So, as you can see, I was very lucky to find a wonderful quilt group when I moved to Montpelier in 1998. The last few years of work I did not get to attend meetings often but I'm very glad to be back with the group again. If you are in or near Virginia I hope you will check out the exhibit.