Monday, August 15, 2011

Ready Thready Sew Exhibit

The Tuam quilting circle, Ready Thready Sew, has a quilt exhibit in the Tuam Town Hall as part of the Tuam Arts Festival (12-20 August).  I went up for a bit of inspiration.

I wish I did a better job recording the name of each individual quilter.  To be clear, this is not my work.  All of the credit goes to the Ready Thready Sew group.

Sadly, I could not get a photo "head on" with any quilt.  Their exhibit room was very small and packed to the gills with lovely quilts.  You will notice they often overlap one another it was so tight.  Ready Thready Sew did a nice job of displaying their work given the space restriction, but many times over I was wondering why today was the day I had to bring my big purse. I was knocking over anything not nailed to a wall.  Anyway, I did the best I could taking photos.

Everyone in the group contributed to this vibrant, scrappy beauty.  This was my favorites in the exhibit as it was so beautiful and bright. It will be auctioned off for charity at the end of the week.

This quilt used all Asian inspired prints and they were beautiful together. Although they were all cotton, they gave a silky, elegant look when placed together.

A classic sampler in bold, stark colors.  It really makes the blocks jump out at you, doesn't it?

And this beauty with the colors of a mermaid's tail.  They were so beautiful together, but the lighting did not do it justice.  This was a quilt in tribute to the quilter's Mom.  The winding path is the path of life, never doubling back on itself.  Here the same Drunkard's Path block is used time and time again making the trail that starts in one corner and ends in the opposing corner.  Really a nice piece of work.

As usual on a Monday I am linking up with Sew Happy Geek's Manic Monday and Canoe Ridge Creation's Sew Modern Monday.


Canadian Abroad said...

So pleased you had a good day out. Hope you got your mojo back!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Just what Susan beat me to saying! Looked great x

Butterfly said...

Love the first one too so fresh and fun.

Also love hearing about quilting in Ireland as I an Irish living in California..


Toni said...

Those quilts are amazing! I love the first one especially. Looks like a fun pattern to try. Thanks for sharing!

Kelsey said...

Wow, LOVE that first quilt!

Lynne said...

Some lovely quilts there - my favourite is the first one!

Glad you found your muse while there!

Sarah said...

Glad you found a bit of inspiration on your day out :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, those are fab, no wonder that trip out perked you up. BTW, how's the 'do looking after its inadvertent foreshortening?

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