If you live in the mid west and have not gone to the Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition, you should. It is a great show with some fantastic special exhibits. It is predominantly art quilts. You will see lots of quilts like this fabulous Susan Shie quilt in the fiber Renaissance exhibit.
I went on thursday and the attendance was pretty low, I am not sure why this is; time of year, not enough people know about the show? I am worried it will go away if things don’t pick up.
This is the Pressing Matters Exhibit by the Chicago School of Fusing.
Fiber Renaissance is a great exhibit with lots of quilts from names you would recognize. Here are several pieces by Pamela Allen with a Susan Shie piece on the end.
Where else can you see 20 of Robbi Joy Eklow’s colorful quilts in one place!
This is a fantastic special exhibit showing the work of Australian artist Gloria Loughman. Her work is stunningly beautiful. She combines traditional piecing with art quilting flawlessly. This is probably a rare opportunity to see this many of her quilts together in the states.
Another exhibit I really liked was by Rose Hughes, some how I did not get a photo of her quilts, they are beautiful. Check out her website to see her lovely landscapes. There are several more exhibits that should not be missed but you will have to go to the show to see them.