January 17, 2012

Quilts To Die For...

Last night was our monthly quilt guild meeting, and we had a special guest to share her quilt journey with us. Consider yourselves fortunate that you get to see photos of her work. I was drooling so much that I'm surprised I didn't ruin the images in the camera! Also, the watermark on my photos is only because I took the pictures. Don't think that I had anything to do with the creation of these stunning quilts!
Our guest speaker was Pat C. Jennings. We were all enrapt by her storytelling - and her Kentucky accent. She shared some of her gorgeous art quilts with us, and believe me, each one was more incredible than the last.
I think this amarylis quilt is my absolute favorite! I love the colors, and look how she did the stripey border on only two sides of the quilt, instead of repeating that all the way around. How clever is that? I might just have to steal appropriate this border idea for a future quilt of my own.

Pat is also a painter, and she said that this amarylis image is one of her favorites to paint, too.
I love the separate blocks in this colorful piece. Rather than simply sprinkling these bright flowers all around, she created sections of flowers. I really like her design eye.
Of course, I'm going to love this autumn-inspired quilt. The colors are perfect choices for her theme and I love the juxtaposition of colors across the blocks. It was also beaded for added interest! Oh! Oh! Some of her quilting is by hand, too! Incredible!
Pat has shown her pieces at Paducah, Ky and in a number of other prestigious quilt shows. This quilt is a perfect representation of exactly "why" she is an award-winning quilter/author/teacher. If you're interested in seeing more of her work, you can click here to go to her website. I think I got a huge overdose of inspiration...and I enjoyed every minute!

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Kris said...

Wow, Pat's work is extraordinary!! I checked out her website and oh, my, I can see why you were drooling!! :-)) Kris

Raewyn said...

OH beautiful quilts - I'm so pleased you didn't ruin the photos while drooling :-) - and how lucky you were to see them in person.

Chris said...

so beautiful and inspiring!

Tina Eudora said...

WOW! I just visited Pat's site and I am in a stupor with all the color and design she puts into her work! The Amaryllis one that you like Donna, does Pat dye her fabric for her designs? That is something I always thought would be so much fun to work with. Very inspirational!
Tina xo

Sherri said...

The Amaryllis is my favorite quilt also!! The petals are exquisite on that quilt. Pat is one talented lady!! Thanks so much Donna for sharing these quilts with us. Enjoy the day!

Karen M said...

That must have been an amazing evening. What extraordinary work! Thanks for sharing this, I was unfamiliar with her work before.

Createology said...

Such an amazing array of creative quilts that are exquisite. I can totally understand how inspiring all of this is...and to meet and talk with Pat!

Minimiss said...

Simply stunning is all I can say.

Karen said...

These quilts are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! I would loved to have seen them in person!

Queenie Believe said...

Totally awesome quilts!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Michelle May said...

Drooooooooooooling!!

Jillayne said...

Wow, they really are gorgeous! I love art quilts - they are so inspiring, whether it's a colour combination, or a design idea like the border you mentioned, there's always something wonderful to make your fingers start twitching!

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