Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bedouin Piecemakers' Quilt Guild Show 2012 - Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (LONG POST - 125 PICTURES)

I have another LONG post for yall.  Last Friday I went to the Bedouin Piecemaker's Quilt Guild Show in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.  I went with 3 of the ladies from the quilt group I'm in but a few more ladies ended up meeting us at the show.  It was a nice show, not too big and not too small.  They sold fabric on site in which I didn't buy any.  Bernina was there showing machines and notions.

For this Quilt Show, I actually took my time looking at the quilts and took some upclose pictures of the quilting on several of the quilts.  There were 2 more Saudi Arabian applique quilts.  I got several pictures for those 2 quilts.

A few of the quilts were also in the Dhahran Oasis Quilt Guild's Quilt Show from last week.

LET'S GET STARTED!



 ZOOM IN TO SEE THE CUTE LITTLE STORY OF THE QUILT BLOCKS IN THE SAMPLE QUILT ABOVE



I THOUGHT THIS WAS TOTALLY CUTE!

 IF YOU LOOK UP CLOSE, THE CIRCLE CANDY PART IS A BLOCK WITH TRIANGLE CORNERS.  THE TWISTED WRAPPER ENDS ARE CRINKLED UP APPLIQUE.


 THIS SHOWS THE BUTTERFLY TYPE QUILTING IN THE QUILT ABOVE.

 SAUDI ARABIAN HERITAGE APPLIQUE QUILT, WITH EACH BLOCK SHOWN BELOW.

 TRADITIONAL ARABIC SHOES, CALLED ZUBERI

SAUDI ARABIAN FLAG

ARABIC LETTER "NOON" FOR THE "N" SOUND

 POTTERY

 RUG

 MORE POTS

 ARABIAN PENINSULA

STAINED GLASS WINDOW & CHANDALIERS

 HENNA ART ON THE HAND

 SAUDI MONEY COIN

 ARAB FAMILY NEXT TO A PALM TREE WITH BEADS FOR DATES

 CAMEL NEXT TO A PALM TREE

 ARABIC DAGGER, CALLED JAMBIYA

FALCON

 TRADITIONAL COFFEE URN & CUP

 ARAB VILLAGE/COMMUNITY





 PANEL QUILT WITH HANDMADE CHENILLE STRIPS

 CHENILLE STRIPES UNCLOSE


 CHALLENGE QUILTS, THEME WAS "ME".  EACH PERSON PUT IN FABRIC WHICH IS SHOWN IN THE BAG.  ALL FABRICS HAD TO BE USED BY EACH PERSON.



 BAG SHOWING THE FABRICS EACH PERSON PUT IN WHICH HAD TO ALSO BE USED BY EACH PERSON.



 VERY CUTE KITTY CAT WELCOME!



 APPLIQUE QUILT

 ANOTHER CHALLENGE QUILT

 THE LAST CHALLENGE QUILT



THIS IS A CLOSE UP OF THE QUILTING IN THE ABOVE QUILT

FIRST SAMPLER QUILT IN THE SHOW

 I LOVE RAINBOWS.


 CLOSE UP OF THE QUILTING IN THE ABOVE QUILT



 CLOSE UP OF APPLIQUE PIECES IN ABOVE QUILT


 CLOSE UP OF APPLIQUE IN QUILT SHOWN ABOVE, FOR EXHIBITION ONLY MADE BY NORA AL-SHAFI

 EVEN MORE CLOSE UP OF THE APPLIQUE, EMBROIDERY & QUILTING



THIS WAS A VERY PRETTY QUILT

 CLOSE UP OF APPLIQUE

 APPLIQUE ZOOMED IN

 THIS REMINDS ME OF THE RINGS IN A CUT TREE TRUNK



 SEE THE BLANKET STITCH ON THE APPLIQUE?

2ND SAMPLER QUILT


 CLOSE UP TO SHOW QUILTING

DIFFERENT QUILTING DESIGN

YET ANOTHER QUILTING DESIGN


FEATHERS QUILTING IN THE QUILT SHOWN ABOVE


 LOOK HOW SMALL THE PIECES ARE?  SEE THE QUILTING?

 ANOTHER QUILTING DESIGN

VERY PRETTY & HAS APPLIQUE CIRCLES

 DAISY QUILTING DESIGN

 MORE QUILTING


CLOSE UP OF QUILTING IN THE ABOVE QUILT


HEART QUILTING ON QUILT SHOWN ABOVE



IT'S VERY HARD TO SEE THE QUILTING ABOVE.  
I APOLOGIZE!


FLOWER TYPE QUILTING ON QUILT ABOVE, LOOKS KINDA LIKE GINGERBREAD MEN.  CLOSE UPS OF THE QUILTING ARE IN THE NEXT 3 PICTURES AS WELL.


CHRISTMAS TREE QUILTING



2ND SAUDI ARABIAN HERITAGE QUILT IN SHOW


ARAB BEDOUIN COUPLE LIVING IN THE DESERT IN A TENT

SOMETIMES YOU ACTUALLY DO SEE CAMELS IN THE BACKS OF TRUCKS!

THE TRADITIONAL PALM TREE & SWORDS

THE NAME OF THE CITY THE QUILT SHOW WAS IN

THE ARABIAN PENINSULA

LOOKS LIKE THE TRADITIONAL WOODEN ARAB DOOR, BUT I'M NOT SURE

INCENSE BURNER

MORE CAMELS IN THE DESERT

DAGGER CALLED "JAMBIYA" IN A BELT TYPE LOOP

MOSQUE OR MASJID

ARAB COUPLE IN TRADITIONAL GARMENTS.  MAN WEARING A THOBE (WHITE ROBE) & SHEMAGH (RED HOUNDSTOOTH HEAD SCARF OR HEAD GARMENT).  WOMAN WEARING A HIJAB (HEAD SCARF), NIQAB (FACE VEIL) & ABAYA (OUTER ROBE TO COVER CLOTHING UNDERNEATH)


CLOSE UP OF MEANDERING QUILTING


CLOSE UP OF QUILTING IN THE QUILT SHOWN ABOVE

I LOVE THIS QUILT!  IT'S ANOTHER EXHIBITION QUILT DONE BY NORA AL-SHAFI.

SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT SMALL PIECES OF FABRICS?

QUILTING INSIDE THE SUN BURST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUILT

DIAMONDS ON POINT WITH SUNFLOWER/DAISY QUILT DESIGN IN EACH DIAMOND





DIFFERENT QUILTING DESIGNS BUT I WAS MOST DRAWN TO THE ZIG ZAG THAT LOOKS LIKE A POSTAGE STAMP OR RAVIOLI

SOME TYPE OF ASIAN SCENE


VERY NICE QUILTING THAT MATCHES THE HEART



CLOSE UP OF THE QUILTING & CRYSTAL ACCENTS.

ALL PIECES WERE APPLIQUED.  QUILTING WAS DONE IN 3 COLORS: PINK, GREEN, RED & WHITE/CREAM.


3 comments:

  1. As soon as I seen long post 125 pictures, I clicked it quickly, that can only mean one thing. LOTS of eye candy! Wonderful quilt show, felt as if I were there. I would love to make that rainbow spirograph one, but you need to have something like a couple hundred fabrics. I am working on that. Thanks for sharing!

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