Let me start off by saying that they weren't really quilts. They were more the shape and size of square pillow covers. Then, there were some critics on site who were voicing their disappointment that they were machine quilted and not hand sewn.
Aside from those criticisms this is a very purple exhibition of quilted works by various individuals across North American. If I overheard the staff on site correctly what is on display at Black Creek Pioneer Village, for this weekend only, is a third of the collection. With the other pieces traveling in two additional exhibitions.
The contents of these exhibits are a result of the Prince Cherrywood Challenge. A competition created by a fabric company that hand dyes its own materials. All the entrants started from the same base of inspiration (Prince) and color palette (purple).
Overall, the Prince Tribute Tour Exhibit screams purple. Yet, it allows for the subtlety of the quilter's voices to whisper between the stitches .
In case you didn't know, the Prince Tribute Tour Exhibit was a mere fraction of the size of the much larger Quilts of the Creek exhibit that was also taking place this past weekend at Black Creek Pioneer Village. They were just seeewwwww beautiful. Below are some close-up pics of these amazing works of art,.