Los Angeles Quilt Show - 09 AUG 2015

This Quilt and Fiber Art Festival was held at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. 
The Crafted warehouse, located at 112 E. 22nd Street, San Pedro, was an excellent venue for this type of of show as items were able to be hung for viewing from all sides.
It's a large open, airy space with lots of light. Here's a partial display of items that caught my eye (with close-ups):
Marineland - Ellen November
In the upper left, you can also see the Glass Church.

When Marineland opened in 1954, it was the world's largest oceanarium. In 1987, SeaWorld bought it, moved our Whales to San Diego and closed the park. I'm still boycotting Sea World!
Terminal Island - Ellen November

Tangy Orange - Fahmida Arain

 Bleeding Heart - Grace Errea

Color Commitment Issues - Cathy Seidman

 Twisted Ties - Susan Barrett

Spinach - Sally London

So Cool - Linda Curry
This was her first t-shirt quilt, it gave me vertigo and 70's flashbacks.


 
 The Seasons - Helen Indries

 Small Quilt in Recover - Meriel Stern
 (crocheted silk-wrapped wire)

This was my vote for 'Best in Show':
Crazy Quilt Jacket - Carmen Moen
(jacket quilted, finished with ribbon & decorative hand stitching)

Purely Pearly - Alice Weiss 
Tres Chic (tray) - Alice Weiss 
 Death Valley Dawn - Alice Weiss

A Study in Patter - Alice Weiss 

 Pineapple Swirl - Susan Barrett

 Ibiza Quatrefoil - Jenny Scott
A variation on "Drunkards Path," cleverly hung on window screen

A Star Medallion for Thailand - Julie Sawyer Rogan

There seems to always be one vendor who sticks out from the crowd because their product is so clever. This time it was the The Thoghtful Thimble.
 They have the best mat boards, made from recycled PVC. My current mat was becoming useless after hundreds of cuts because the mat was all cut up and the rotary blade would not cut through, evenly.
 With the PVC mats, you can scrape them with a tool which will remove the cut marks. The best part is, the material you are cutting will not slip on the PVC surface.
I also learned, for best results, sewing machine needles should be sharpened after 8 hours of use. And they have a kit that only takes four stroked (while rotating the needle) to sharpen a needle. Check them out: Thoughtful Thimble 
 As I was leaving I saw this beautiful blooming succulent.