Sources of inspiration for quilts come from all different places – fabric, people, emotions, events, nature, etc. I love attending quilt shows to see how people capture these inspirations and make them tangible. It is one of the things I miss during our current crises, seeing others’ work on a large scale.
Thankfully, Mancuso has done a phenomenal job of bringing that experience to my computer. It isn’t quite the same as seeing them in person, but it is the next best thing. I can scrolled through the quilt gallery, enlarging areas I wanted to see better. In some cases, I probably saw more in the photos than I could have in person.
The work of these artists was fantastic and inspired. To me it is just as important to read the artists description as it is to ogle over the workmanship. Some of these quilts were years in the making. Some of them use bold new techniques. Others embrace traditional techniques and bring them to new heights. I commend all of the first time quilters who entered, what an accomplishment!
I highly recommend visiting the Online Quilt Festival and marvel at these entries. They also have an online mall for those missing that aspect of the shows. In case you are wondering, this is not a paid endorsement, just a simple share for your enjoyment.
Happy Quilting 🙂