Saturday, March 29, 2014
I had the serious pleasure of seeing Jacquie Gering speak this week. Not only are her quilts super yum, and she's a great, entertaining speaker--as a mother of boys, I loved her stories about her sons and how they impact her quilting--but she was also just super freakin' nice. Oh, and she uses IKEA fabrics as backing on occasion, so I will forever love her for that. My friend John invited me to be his guest at the lecture--thanks, John!--and OMG. She was fabulous.
And now, Friends, I've got a new quilt on the brain. Ideas are bursting out everywhere, and I'm just worried it won't look as cool in real life as in my head. We shall see.
But I thought you might like to see some of the quilts Gering showed as part of her trunk show. I can't possibly remember all of their names or the back story for them, and they look MUCH cooler in real life. My iPhone + the room's lighting didn't combine for the best of pics. But I think you'll still be able to see how cool they are. I also took a ton more photos, but these were some of my favorites:
I had picked up a copy of Quilting with a Modern Slant at the library earlier on the day of the lecture, I had flipped through it that afternoon. So it was totally awesome to see Jacquie Gering in the book, and it was awesome to see her quilt on the back cover of the book, but let me tell you, it was SUPER awesome to see the quilt in person. (There's a close-up of the quilting a bit up.)
I loved this quilt. I loved the quilting. Loved it ALL. (Close-up of the yum matchstick quilting above.)
Gering was so amazing to see speak, and I'm thrilled I had the opportunity. I'm definitely taking inspiration from her lecture and her work, and we'll see where this new quilt idea takes me! Hope y'all had an awesome week too!