Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Fashion Show MAQF 2019

What a whirlwind year it's been already! One of the highlights for me was having the opportunity to present the fashion show for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2019 in Hampton, VA. It was a lot of work, but all worth it - I think everyone who participated had a great time! A huge thanks to all who helped, from my incredible models, to all the behind-the-scenes folks who took care of all the details. Also a big thanks to the Mancuso's for inviting me to do this show! Here are a few of the ensembles and the beautiful ladies who modeled them.
This was the publicity photo I shot for the show, my fave colors illustrated in shibori-dyed silk, wet-felted fiber jewelry, and my nuno-felted silk and wool shawl.
 A behind the scenes look at some of the ensembles, here's Debby looking awesome in a fun prairie apron!
Diane lookin' gorgeous in soft green pastels!
Kathy was the perfect fit for "Earth Mother", complete with a lace-up leather and silk corset!
Kathy looking very spiffy in a soft green jacket and nuno-felted wrap!
Kathy very snappy in her "Nana's Apron" made of upcycled linens and sassy fascinator!
 Roberta the fashion icon in my needle-felt "Peacock Jacket" and coordinating fascinator.
 Diane dyed her awesome dress to match the beautiful nuno-felted scarf and matching flower she made in my class last summer, looking radiant!
 This wet-felted beret and coordinating collar and shoulder bag looked gorgeous on this beautiful lady!
Laura was absolutely breathtaking in this version of a mermaid, a nod to the 30 year anniversary of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" movie.
 The grand finale, my "Virtuous Woman" hand-painted silk banner brought forth by 2 beautiful ladies. The image on the banner is from my daughter's first adult coloring book "Enchanted Spirits" with her permission (the book can be ordered from the home page of my web-site.) I thought this beautiful, uplifting perfectly illustrated the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31:25.
And here we are celebrating a very successful show! I could not have possibly done this without the help of my incredible friends Diane and Anne, thank you so much ladies! Who knows what mountain we might climb next?

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