I actually went to two quilt shows on Sunday: Voices in Cloth (VIC), the East Bay Heritage Quilt Guild‘s show in Richmond, and the Sisters Quilting Collective show in Sacramento. Both guilds put on shows biennially and dang, they were both on the same day! I was dead tired after a fabulous trip to teach at the Afro-American Quilters of Los Angles, but I really wanted to see at least one show.
VIC was a great show, very artsy with an amazing group of vendors. They do not allow any photography of their quilts to be posted at all without specific permission of each individual artist so, I have no photos to show. I did hit the vendors though:
I got really tired at the show, plus it was raining cats and dogs in Richmond. I actually welcomed the drive back to Sacramento-I could at least sit down. Once I hit Sacramento, I realized that I did have a little time to see the Sisters show before it closed at 4. So I took a few turns on the way home and got to see their show also. I had not been before.
Connie Horne was the featured quilter. I have enjoyed watching Connie’s work through the years since I have been in California. Her work is very creative, varied and unique and she makes both wearable art as well as quilt art. I know her work has been in Houston and regularly in PIQF for both garment and quilt. And I’m sure other notable places that I am not aware of. I see from her bio that she began quilting in 2000, the same year I re-entered quilting.
There is a lot of detail in this coat that may not show in the photo. I know this got a big ribbon in the Ca State Fair. Connie hand printed the lining using various colors of paint and tapping a pencil top to create dots all over the lining.
I love this detail!
This quilt represents Connie and two friends that have known each other since High School. Yes, that’s my finger in the photo-I did say I was tired!
One of my all time favorites of Connie’s-love how the quilting, fabric and gestures of the people create so much energy!
This was made in honor of a friend that passed-such a unique and interesting quilt. I came back to it several times for another look.
I love this combination of fabrics and the log cabin-ish piecing.
This quilt is so charming. I would love to know the story.
Now this is one of the coolest Drunkard’s Path quilts I’ve seen. The fabric choices make this quilt.
I really like the improv piecing and the fabric and color choices.
Jan is depicting the passion of a couple’s love-so many luscious details in this quilt.
What beautiful use of a painted surface. It is so hard to paint people well on fabric. This was a stunner.
I love the whimsy and energy here.
What a joyful, colorful piece!
Each artist represented her own house and they were hung together. This is one of the more unique group quilts I’ve seen and I really like this concept.
I feel the joy!
A tiny, beautiful quilt.
I hope you enjoyed your tour of the Sisters Quilting Collective show. I’ll be linking up to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.