“Shadow Play”, by Carol Lovelace was a quilt in the Circle in the Square quilt show that we saw last month. Ms. Lovelace portrays her ginkgo leaves as iridescent and translucent petals. She gives their shadows more substance than the leaves themselves. These effects combine to make the leaves appear to hover above the quilt’s surface. For contrast, I’ve included a photo of some fallen ginkgo leaves from the park. The photograph just doesn’t capture the magic of the quilt.