Saturday, October 11, 2008

Barnful of Quilts

The rain stayed away, and the 2008 Barnful of Quilts was wonderful! Here are some of the photos I took today.

Quilts – many of them for sale — hang on the fence outside the barn:

The barn is really amazing:

Ellen Guerrant was this year’s featured contemporary artist. Ellen is a very talented quilter, artist, teacher, photographer and blogger. And a warm, caring person to boot!

Aimee Griffin is a big supporter of the Charlotte-area quilting community. She has a darling quilt shop called Overall Quilter in Indian Trail:

Karen Wilson McWhorter and other UCo Quilters (Jane Beamer, Rose Giacchetta, Judy Jewell and Joyce Walker) made this sophisticated quilt to raffle at this year’s Barnful of Quilts. I bought $5 worth of tickets… and WON!!! Isn’t it beautiful? I was really thrilled. I am sure that I have bought hundreds of quilt raffle tickets over the years, and I have never won a quilt… until today!

These llamas were a big hit with the crowd. Check out those eyelashes!

Sara Furr offers “fine fibers for your projects, therapy for your soul” at Cottage Yarn:

Alisa Deshields (below) of The Prim Merchant makes wonderful primitive dolls and holiday decorations. She has an Etsy shop that is empty right now, but she told me she'd be restocking soon. I bought the cute angels she is holding.

Catherine Hawley crafts ”“artful, functional carry-alls” from recycled billboards for The Things She Carried shop on

Pam Wittfeld of Constructive Designs creates wonderful contemporary silver jewelry that had me drooling:

Stephanie Quattrini’s business card says she is the “Resident Guru” at The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For. And they were. Check out the beautiful collar she is wearng:

Fuliva Luciano was in the stall next to me. She creates spectacular fiber art that is painted, printed and stitched. She also spins and hand-dyes yarn and creates fluffy batts that look like cotton candy. Here’s one of Fulvia’s pieces, “Which Way to Rock Hill,” which is for sale on her website:

I bid on (and won) a shawl at last year’s silent auction made by Susan at Cowan Welch, and was glad to see her again. Her she is with some of her elegant woven wraps:

Willa McNeill makes one-of-a-kind purses, totes, quilted journal covers. Here she demonstrates using Shiva Paint Stiks:

A beautiful quilted jacket by Willa: