My mom reads my blog. Everyone say hi to her!
My mom (Nancy Ann Sobel) is a quilter, and not a mere maker-of-bedspreads but a genuine quilt artist. She hesitates a little at the title "artist," because she approaches her quilts from a very traditional craftmanship standpoint...and also she's really shy about her work. But artist she is, and I want to show off a few of her quilts here this morning (she said I could, even though she's shy...and these photos are used with permission) These big quilts take a long time, countless hours of designing and piecing and doing the applique, and then literally months on the actual quilting...which is all done by hand a stitch at a time.
Mom spent this whole last week in Paducah, Kentucky, attending the big American Quilting Society show. And not just attending, but being honored as one of the Best in Show winners from the last 25 years. She also won Best Workmanship another year. I'm very proud of her.
Here are two of her quilts. The first one is called Dawn Splendor, and it's the Best of Show winner. The other is part of a series on the seasons, this is autumn, and is my favorite.