In the main room everyone was greeted by this adorable sheep in the clouds, he was made by E. Kozlovskaya from Vologda and called "How nice it is to be up in the clouds!".
These adorable cat dolls were near by. They were made by the members of Studio Dar (Gift) from Ekaterininburg.
The stained glass art quilt just shone on the wall. It showed the picturesque region of Chernogoria and made by L. Krivenko from Kirovograd, Ukraine.
I was awed by this piece called "Night before Christmas, Caroling" by N. Lashko from Kamenetz-Podolski, Ukraine. It represented traditional old fashioned Russian and Ukranian Orthodox caroling in the little seen traditional art of straw weaving on top of a pieced surface. I looked all over the internet to find an English site explaining this traditional craft, only found this with a few words and some pictures. Look at the exquisite details here, I sure hope it won a prize!
I found another felted and sewn work that drew my eye, this one by N. Kuznetzova from Kazan. It was called "Fog". I loved how she stretched the wool roving over the fabric to suggest the fog.
This fun piece must have used up all the buttons in the artists collection. It was called "The White Sun of Australia" and made by I. Fomina from Harkov, Ukraine.
This small treasure reminded me of crazy quilts and of course I was drawn to the sheer nest too. " Oh, How Many New Treasures" by T. Kudrina from Moscow.
At first I thought this was a batik-ed piece, it's called "After the Storm" by V. Puzanova from Saratov.
A garden fantasy was in full bloom here and used lots of recycled materials,
A whole room was dedicated to works from layers of felt. This piece was called "Lilac Bouquet" by L. Golubetzkaya from Nizhnii Tagil.
Amazing layering of all those tiny flowers.
This triptych was made by Studio Dekor from Nizhnii Tagil and called "Stories From the Stone Belt". That area of Russia is known for it's mining of amazing granite, marble and semiprecious stones. The famous Russian Fairytale "Malahitovaya Shkatulka/Malachite Treasure Chest" is based in that region.
Then I came upon this mermaid made by T. Gordeeva from St. Peterburg.
Loved the fun details here...
More magical gardens were shown here in this piece called "Summer" by A. Latipova from Ufa.
I especially loved the dandilion details.