Good Morning Quilters!
I went to the AQS Quilt Show in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday. Such beautiful quilts, with amazing workmanship. I’d like to talk about just one of the quilts that I saw. It is named “Monkeys in My Hair (Evie)” and is by Deborah Hyde.
This quilt won “Best Wall Quilt” in this show, and has won several awards in other shows too. I read more on the internet about Deb Hyde when I got back home, and thought you’d like to learn more too.
She has a technique of using one inch squares of fabric to create her incredible portraits. She is on Facebook as “Deb Hyde Fiber Art”, and there are more pictures and information there.
There are so many small birds, insects, and yes, two monkeys in her hair. All made from small squares of fabric. She was featured in the May 2022 issue of American Quilter.
To achieve the images using her one inch square method, she had to cut an image from fabric several times, because the seams take up part of the image. Here is a preliminary stage before a monkey is sewn together.
And a picture of her studio, with this project in progress:
Amazing work, and such talent. I am so thankful I got to see her work, and all the other beautiful quilts. I am amazed by the talented quilters that enter quilt shows.
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