Here is a photo of the service quilt examples.
Finally, we went in. I just have a few photos here. It is difficult to photograph the quilts and really get to look at all of them at the opening. I will be "sitting the show" later and will take better photos and document some of the amazing works of art.
The wall of the challenge quilts. I blogged about them here
Here is my Omigosh quilt hanging. It is always so neat to see my quilts hanging--they look much more artful than spread out on my living room floor, or hanging off the back fence!
Now I don't know about you, but when I go to a quilt show in Hawaii, I love all the quilts, but I sure am hoping to see some magnificent Hawaiian quilts! This year is no disappointment! There were some real stunners.
This is a pikake quilt. Do you remember the lei from Lei Day that was made with ric rac to look like pikake? It is Hawaiian for jasmine. I LOVE this quilt and I usually only like the traditional two-color quilts, but this is spectacular!
Monsterra is the plant featured in both this quilt and the one below. I will try to get a better photo of the top one later.
Can a make a comment here about my husband? As we were looking at the Hawaiian quilts, he hold his finger up to the first one. (He is smart enough to not touch it!) He says, "this is a good one, they quilted it the proper way--a finger width between all the quilting." Ok, what?! Where did he learn about that? He actually knows that the traditional way to quilt a Hawaiian quilt is one finger width between the echos?!!
This is called Taffeta Ti Leaf. It is not only appliqued and quilted traditionally, but it is made out of taffeta!! I can't image trying to needl-turn it. Taffeta is notorious for raveling!
That is it for now. As I said, I'll take more pictures and share them later. Maybe along with more surprising comments my husband made!