Every year, I get to go to an amazing quilt show in Santa Clara — the Pacific International Quilt Show. It’s really inspirational. Plus, I’m always amazed how many quilts have birds in them. It’s like dual entertainment!
I am starting with my favorite bird . . . the Raven. While these trees are all wrong for my Ravens to soar through, it still made me happy to see it. I love the way Ravens will use the roads to make their own paths through the woods. I think the artist made a great choice to have the purple fabric mixed with the black fabric for the Ravens’ feathers.
Romping Thru the Woods
© Rose Hughes, Signal Hill, CA (45″ x 45″)
I usually don’t take photos of birds that can’t be identified or of barnyard birds . . . there are LOTS of chickens at quilt shows. However, this Phoenix refused to be ignored. Wow doesn’t even begin to cover it.
© Jan Pendleton & Lauri Drean (27″ x 27″)
Charley Harper is one of my favorite bird artists. Check out this amazing homage to his art.
© Jane Haworth, Auburn, California
Sometimes the birds are just a small part of the whole. Loved this pelican though. There is a closeup below.
Along the Russian River
© Pointless Sisters Quilt Group, Santa Rosa, CA
While we don’t see many of these birds here in California, I loved the bird portraits in this quilt. Just lovely.
Birds in the Woods
© Nettie Smith & Linda Hibbert (90″ x 74″)
Another amazing Pelican. This one made me think about our trip this summer. Once we hit the coast, we saw lots of pelicans.
This is Gonna Cost You
© Janice W. Hearn, Sisters, OR (32″ x 54″)
I’m writing this post on our first rainy day of the season . . . this quilt captures the mood outside perfectly.
Anticipating the Storm
© Laura Jaszkowski
There is just something about seabirds, isn’t there?
Evidently, Black Oystercatchers are called Tobies in South Africa. I loved this quilt!
Save the Tobies
© Bettie Van Zyl, South Africa (42″ x 57″)
Gorgeous cranes. I also love the background. It’s amazing.
© Caroline Sharkey, Australia (26.5″ x 56.5″)
The quilt below is worth clicking on and looking at the larger version of it. There is so much life in this quilt. Absolutely amazing.
Welcome to the Jungle
© Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM (68″ x 54″)
Winner Best of Country, United States, World Quilt Competition
I always enjoy going to quilt shows. I haven’t made a quilt in about 7 years. I need to find time in my life for this again. I loved the way many of the artists combined fiber arts, birds, and photography. Very inspirational . . .