Here are some images from the Heart of the Valley Quilt Show in Santa Clara, CA, earlier this month. The show, sponsored by Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, featured over 300 amazing quilts. Organizers offered children an “I Spy” activity, and kids were eagerly searching for sailboats, swimming pools, guitars, butterflies and mermaids in the quilts to fill out a card and get a little prize. My 5-year-old daughter enjoyed the challenge.
Each quilt below has a label that follows it in the photo gallery order. I especially love the iguana and mosquito as fantastic figurative quilts, the applique vase for its terrific hand quilting, and the purple batik quilt for its cool colors. The quilt featuring yellow flowers was 3-d, with petals popping out at you. Hard to convince kids not to touch that one! “Shimmering Sight” by Mary Kay Davis (whom we’ve met at The Granary quilt shop) was outstanding, too, for its intricate work. Several pieces in the show were by women who had spent time in a domestic violence shelter. All these quilts were inspirational.