The Festival of Quilts, Part Two
As you know this was my first quilt show and it was amazing! In the last post I talked about the artists, the friends and the merchandise, this time it’s the quilts.
Here are just a few photos to show the variety and quality of the quilts on display. I haven’t included the artist’s names as I lost my book and hadn’t written them down. Please be assured that I respect every one of them and just want to share their fabulous work with others.
Again, thank you to Amanda for many of these photos.
The piecing in this quilt was impeccable. No cut off points here! It was also a beautiful example of a monochromatic colour palette.
The quality of the quilting on many quilts was incredible as shown in the front and back view of this quilt.
This quilt shows how simple can be very striking. I feel what makes this quilt so beautiful is the complexity and delicacy of the tree branches against the lightness of the sky.
There were so many exquisite art quilts that it was impossible to choose which ones I liked the best. These small narrow quilts were about 15 cm high and most were a meter long. They made a band around the outside of the enclosure for the Art 30 exhibition.
It was fun to look at each one and try to name the artist Can you? They are Eszter Bornemisza, Jette Clover, Miryam Pet-Jacobs and Charlotte Yde.
I would have loved to take home these exquisite miniature masterpieces!
This very dimensional quilt was made by paper lamination which was then cut into diamond patterns and the layers folded back and tacked into place.
Dark Harvest by Claire Smith
This fascinating quilt was part of the Through Our Hands exhibition. It began as white sheer fabric that had been intricately seamed. A rack above each panel held white plastic cups of dye. A thread emerged from a minute hole in the bottom of each cup and touched the upper edge of the panel. Throughout the exhibition the dye wicked onto the fabric and down the panel, concentrating in the thicker seamed areas. Bowls of sand collected the residual dye.
Each time you passed the exhibition you felt you had to check in to see how the pattern of dye had changed.
This incredible conceptual quilt pushed the boundaries of the definition of a quilt to that of a continually evolving installation piece.
Seeing such outstanding work is both exhilarating and humbling. I constantly alternated between ” I want to do that!” and “I’ll never be able to do that!”
Such an amazing experience!
There were many categories to participate in at the Festival. The see the winning quilts in each one just click here.