I don't know about you, but I did enjoy looking at all the quilts this past weekend. We were permitted to take as many photos as we wanted. The white gloved volunteers were so friendly and eager to show off the quilts. It was interesting to see how each of the three quilters backed their pieces as well as the quilting designs used to enhance the different pieces.
One of the things Ricky Tims emphasized throughout the seminar was the fact that even though his quilts looked complicated, they weren't! He took us through the various processes in the making of the Rhapsody, the Caveman and Convergence quilts. We even had a short hands on session in creating our own rhapsody pattern. He kept saying that the patterns weren't difficult but they did take time to do.
I still won't be making bed quilts BUT . . .
In the future, I won't look at a quilted piece and think it's too difficult or wonder how it was made. I will study the quilt and break it into sections and go from there. This might not work for all quilts especially art pieces but it's a start. Start with an open mind and if it's something you really want to do, don't shy away from it but give it a decent try. I have a few new pieces in mind for the future.
Here are a few more quilts to view: