5/8/11

Barefoot Quilt Exhibit--Jenkins Estate



There was a small quilt exhibit at the Jenkins Estate in Hillsboro, Oregon, for Mother's Day.  The Jenkins Estate is on the historic registry, and it is a beautiful place for just about any special occasion, including weddings.  The grounds are immaculate and it seemed as if everything was in bloom.  It was a nice way to spend the day. 

It was a small exhibit, and many of the quilts were just so-so in comparison to other quilt shows I've attended.  Still, I'm glad we went.  There is usually plenty to "wow" me.  There were lots of bright colors.





 There were several really cute baby/child quilts.





I think what I liked best were some of the embroidered and 3-D quilts.




  The embroidery was so effective on this one:


The 3-D effect on this one was very impressive.



I don't know if you can see this, but the snake is in relief from the rest of the quilt, and the snake is reaching right out to Eve.  Very cute.


I like these snowmen quilts.


Here's a close-up of one of the snowmen.


Of course I loved this cat quilt.


I liked the (looks like) echinacea applique on this one:


There also was a craft fair featuring some yard art.  The cats always catch my attention.


And what about this?  Interesting use for the remains of an old treadle machine, eh?



So that's all I have on the quilt show.  I hope you enjoy these images!

4 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Thanks for the tour--the quilts were fun to look at and imagine making.

Sandi P said...

Nice way to spend the day. That yellow and blue "woven" quilt has me intrigued. Trying to figure out the "block" on it.

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the pictures! Mother's Day and a quilt show, that's a great combination.

Silvinha said...

beautyful things , congratulations