This past Thursday and Friday I had the opportunity to attend the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, VA put on by the Mancuso brothers. There were many myriad of amazing quilts, hundreds of vendors, excellent lectures, and a chance to see my fellow quilters! If you’re up for viewing dozens of photos, check out my album at http://picasaweb.google.com/cathy.tyler/2010MidAtlanticQuiltFestival?authkey=Gv1sRgCMP2n_XS_IzsWg&feat=email#
One of the highlights of the festival for me was meeting Seiglinde Schoen-Smith, who had on display the quilt show above. It’s an advent calendar, with suprises tucked behind 24 windows, not to mention the treats openly on display!
Seiglinde also quilted Mother Earth and Her Children, a quilt based on a fairy tale from her childhood. That quilt took Best in Show award at the 2006 International Quilt Show in Houston. Here’s a link to the book illustrated with her quilt: http://www.amazon.com/Mother-Earth-Her-Children-Quilted/dp/1933308184/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267368974&sr=8-1
She’s only done a handful of quilts, but the technical work in them is very fine, and her imagination is delightful. In addition, she’s a charming person to talk with.
I wanted to get a photo of her with her quilt, and she insisted I needed to be in the picture as well!