PIQF 2013-Part 1
I know Pacific International Quilt Festival happened in mid-October, but I am just now getting around to posting about it. I do think it was the best year yet. I only had a precious few moments to look at the show but I did get some good photos of some pretty spectacular quilts.
This one received the Bernina Award, which is essentially Runner Up for Best of Show. I have not seen work by Sylvia Gearegian before but this piece, Magnolia, took my breath away. I love her quilting, her use of color and texture, her expert technical skills, and the beautiful composition of this quilt. It was just stunning in person.
She combined piecing, applique and a wee bit of embroidery in her quilt. Her sateen was hand dyed and she used two layers of batting to achieve this effect.
I have seen this quilt in print before and it was a treat to see it in person. I just love this silk wholecloth quilt by Kay Bell.
Kay experimented with several designs before settling on this one. There is just so much to look at-the details just kept drawing me in to the quilt.
I turned the corner and gasped when I saw this quilt. My photo does not do it justice. It’s a huge quilt, maybe 4′ x 6′? So the visual effect of this delicate bird held in the hands…oh my! The image is primarily painted on the cloth.
Jacquie Harvey is from the UK and she made this “cot quilt” for a little girl. Jacquie hand painted on silk dupioni and this is hand quilted! It was gorgeous and had such a lovely sheen.
Look at that exquisite hand quilting-I know, it looks like machine quilting but it’s not!
Axis Mundi is the Tree of Life, the connection between Heaven and Earth. This piece really had me going back and forth for the graphic effect as well as the details.
Sally said she created this piece using hand dyed string. She couches the string onto the top in parallel rows to create the design.
I love Sherry’s statement about this quilt: “There is no deep hidden philosophical meaning in this quilt, it was just about FUN!” Go girl! There were lots of beads on this one.
What a smile! Susan Strickland created this quilt based on a photo of a Jeep with a Black Lab passenger-ears were a flapping!
There was no information on the card about this quilt-beautiful color, quilting, movement, composition.
Oh I’ve always wanted to do this-capture the look of dew on a flower! Linda hand painted her leaves and then hand appliqued them to the background.
Apparently Linda was not in Florence, but wished she were so she inserted herself in this scene. She sure looks happy!
Stay tuned-there’s at least one more post on PIQF coming!
Linda Hansen says
It was a beautiful show and your photos brought the detail to life once again. Thank you for sharing. Your quilt was gorgeous, too!
Thank you Linda-glad you enjoyed them and that you got to go too! It really was a great show.
WOW! Thanks for sharing Jenny! What an inspirational treat!
Rebecca Grace says
WOW! And this is only the first installment?! The dewdrops on that flower are mind-blowing! And the hand-quilted “cot quilt!” And the one with the dead bird — just WOW.
Hi Jenny, how fun to see the quilts that impressed you at PIQF–mostly a completely different group than the ones I had photographed! I met Sylvia Gearegian when I was volunteering at the SAQA booth. I hadn’t seen her quilts yet, but she had a friend that was bragging for her. Sylvia was so humble–she didn’t know if she was “good enough” to join SAQA! We really encouraged her to join–I hope she will. She had another beautiful quilt in the show that also won an award.