I thought this year’s PIQF was one of the best. I was a bit disappointed in last year’s show so this was a welcome surprise. I took the Meissner bus and we only had 5 hrs for the show. I met soooo many of my students this year and that was incredibly affirming. I AM passionate about teaching and I heard so many stories about how my class enabled them to quilt their own work. It was so uplifting and encouraging.
I really had very little time for the quilts. Please note:
-I can see that I missed entire swaths of quilts (based on what I see of others’ posts) so this is just a bit of the show.
-I don’t usually put up photos of the Winner’s Circle-you’ll find many fine examples all over the internet with better photography.
-All my garment photos were fuzzy-no idea why.
-My comments this year are sparse-I’m behind on my Houston prep.
-I had a slew of poor photos.
The following is a mix of quilts from the Quilts of Northern California exhibit, a juried show, and the juried and judged main show:
Quilt Melt, Lorraine Woodruff-Long, a combination of piecing and applique-wow, what a stunner!
Gradating Circles, Patrica Williams, machine pieced and hand and machine appliqued, machine and hand quilted, remarkable technique, love the layered effect and big-stitch hand quilting.
Everyday Rust, Esterita Austin (of course!), paint transferred using fusible web, based on a photo of a rusting Cadillac in Alaska.
Prickly Pear Cactus, Deborah Ann, hand dyed fabrics, fused with some lovely birds and beads and other delightful details.
Signs, Lorraine Woodruff-Long, made from leftover scraps from charity quilts.
Tessellating Tabbies, Dee Goodrich, quilted by Sharon Malachowski, 128 cats, paper pieced, Jinny Beyer design, 10 years in the making!
Waves, Joan Dyer, exquisite hand dyed and discharged fabrics.
Confetti Crazy-A Silk and Salvage Quilt, Sue Fox, from salvaged materials, exquisite glow from the silk!
Swamp Thing, Susan Gibson Kelly, using a variety of techniques; of course I love this-it’s got grasses!
Summer’s End, Susan Gibson Kelly, love the simple but effective quilting and gotta love that gingham in the sky!
Hike Hawaii, Pat Durbin, I feel like I’m there.
Post Truth, Sandy Curran, about “denoting circumstances where objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, I’m always drawn to Sandy’s work.
Dragonflies in Motion, Terry DeBono-Caselton, quilted by Julia Curry, using a Joann Hoffman pattern, fussy cut wings, bodies of felted wool and sueded cotton, six individual panels joined to make the whole.
Dancing at the Pow-Wow, Marty Boles, inspired by a photo taken at the Great Mohican Pow-Wow.
Shades of Grey, Martin Yonke, quilted by Sue Fox, from a pattern (not named), this is a first quilt!
Tiles #2 Fireworks, Elke Klein, original design, tremendous graphic impact and movement.
Here’s Lookin’ at You, Wendy Knight, machine pieced (!), used white cotton and Matilda’s wool/poly battings to keep it white. Everyone took a photo of this quilt!
Seamus and Flora of Bloomhill, Kristina Magill, hand applique using methods from David Taylor’s workshop, based on photo taken while visiting Ireland.
Irregularity, Nancy Bardach. Clinkers are misshapen bricks that explode in the kiln, giving them an irregular shape. They bring movement and interest to a brick wall.
Abalone Joe, Elizabeth Hull, fused and painted using a method learned in a Lenore Crawford workshop. Photo taken in Carmel with permission from the subject.
Forrest Park Patrol, Mary Burris, hand pieced, based on a photo. Mary hopes that we will have a sense of wonder about animal’s thoughts and souls.
Joshua is Jazz, Linda Anderson, raw edge applique, hand painted pieces. This quilt is absolutely stunning in person and really captures the man.
Ammonite Confusion, Kimberly Lacy, paint on dupioni, cut and reassembled then fused to background, then cut and reassembled again. So beautiful!
Look at that dimension!
Imaginary Day, Dorothy Gustin, a beautiful quilt in person and gotta love those feathers.
Garden Party #2, Caryl Fallert-Gentry, abstract, not representational, secondary colors only, leaving out blues and yellows, painted background fabric.Wow.
www.Wacky Birds, Wonky Vases and Wild Flowers, Teresa Marler, quilted by Donna Tilsworth, hand appliqued, most elements original design, what fun!
Silver and Gold Series II, Betty Tang, quilted by Diane Torres, Betty quilts everyday (!), I love the quilting on this, intriguing piecing.
Growing Up, Gerrie L Thompson, from a Wendy Williams pattern, oh so fun and colorful.
Summer Glory, Barbara Confer, original design, beautiful quilt, expertly executed, lots of detail.
I’ll have more next week, not sure how many posts yet. I’ll be leaving for Houston on the 31st so I need to wrap this up before I put Houston photos up! I’ll be linking to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.