Sunday, January 30, 2011

Look Who I Met at the Quilt Show!


Aren't they lovely? The Quilting Guild of The Villages in Florida just held their bi-annual Showcase of Quilts (that's every other year, right? I get that mixed up.). The group has 11 chapters with more than 600 members, so they put on a big and very well-attended quilt show. Lots of wonderful quilts, plenty of vendors, and more.

This year the "more" was this special display. Long tables were just filled with the work of a small group of talented doll artists. I had the pleasure of talking with Claudette Morrow, below, who has been making dolls for three years. But just look how accomplished she is! Several of the dolls that especially caught my eye were ones that she made. The display was magnificent. I can just imagine the stash of embellishments and fancy fabrics these creative women have in their sewing rooms.





Claudette made "Miriam", a two-sided Fashion Doll, using a pattern by doll artist Barbara Willis. Just look at all the wonderful stitching and embellishments... and this is just side one. The other side is shown below along with Claudette's version of the "Picasso" doll. Get-togethers of this group must be quite lively and fun-filled!






3 comments:

Nancy said...

I would have loved to have been at this show....the dolls look wonderful.. I used to make dolls and have actually created a couple of Barbara Willis's.....
Makes me think about making another doll.....they are alot of fun......

Have a great week.

Robbie said...

I heard about the show at the Villages being really nice and your pics look good. What fun!!!

Martha Lever said...

I bet it was a wonderful show. I have always wanted to make dolls and have never tried it yet! Maybe one day...

Thanks for your comment yesterday.