Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bold Expressions Show

I've had a lovely vacation week with quilting friends--sewing, laughing and going to quilt shows.  

video

The Bold Expressions show of 50 African American quilts at the Bellevue Arts Museum was thrilling!  The quilts are from Corinne Riley's collection, and are also featured in the book, Bold Expressions.  Click on the slide show above if you'd like a partial tour through the show.  I plan to return many times before the show ends on October 7.



Here's what I started with inspiration from the show.

20 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wow!! Go LeeAnn!! It's wonderful!! I don't think I'll be lucky enough to see the exhibition in real life so I think I'd better get the book.

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn,
The start of the new quilt is looking yummy. Wish the show travels towards east in future.

sheila 77 said...

Great fun. I like this combination of colours with the checks.

Janet said...

What a great show and thank you for the slide show so we can enjoy them too. The inspoiration quilt looks like it fits right in with the therme, I love it!

smazoochie said...

So pleased you've had an enjoyable week. LOVE you newest quilt & very jealous you got to see Bold Expressions. They seem to be sold out of the catalogues at the Mingei on-line store. Arrgghh, I waited too long!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Love it, love it. woohoo. wow, sounds amazing a retreat with friends and a show of amazing quilts. woohoo again!

Bonnie said...

Looks like the show really got your creative juices going. Quite a marvelous piece.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Great quilts and lots of inspiration!

Ada said...

You were really inspired! Beautiful quilt.

Rosa said...

Your star is beautiful_!

Teodo said...

I love your quilts-inspiration.
Thanks for the slide. ciao ciao linda

Kim said...

Oh I really like this...all those checks. Oh boy and did you see all those HST quilts in the show?
I'm putting my Zigzag top together today while watching the US Open tennis.
I'm counting down the days until my Gwen retreat :0)

Happy Sewing......wonder where this one will take you?

Ann Champion said...

What a neat show! Lots of inspiration there..especially like those folded triangles that remind me of Pinecones.
Are you sure you pieced that top? It looks like it came right from the show! :)

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meli B said...

Fabulous video. I can see why you were inspired.

fiberchick said...

WOW... On all counts- great video and love your new beginning!

Kathy said...

I recognize what inspired your newest effort. It was my favorite quilt when I saw the show back in June. Love the fabric choices you have made. They are so you.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

love when inspiration grabs you like that! Looks good Nifty!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nifty. A retreat AND a great quilt show--that would be my definition of heaven on earth. Love your inspiration/play.
best, nadia

Mary Keasler said...

This is gonna be another piece of delicious eye candy. Yum Yum