Many people stood looking up at this quilt for a while, puzzling out it's meaning ... happily satisfied when they saw the names, pieced from small hexagons inside the larger ones.
Here are a couple more of my photos of a couple of the word quilts and signature quilts from the show (as usual, click for a larger image)
On the redwork quilt on the left, names are embroidered on the embroidered blades of a fan–just like one you might have had as a child (I did).
On the detail photo of the "signed" schoolhouse quilt below right, it was interesting to see how some blocks only had a few names and others, like you can see, were covered with names on both the red and white areas of the block.
I think all the young, modern quilters must have especially loved all the "hexie" quilts in the collection. The quilt below was constructed completely from itty bitty hexagons, even the big white background areas.