I mentioned last week how limited my time was to take photos of the quilts. So here is my final “unorganized, disjointed and wholly incomplete take on the quilts”:
It was wonderful to see the work of Yoko Saito in person, even though I only saw a few of her quilts. The workmanship and design of her quilts is impecable. This quilt was made in response to Yoko’s fascination with the huge variety of American baskets. Look at the detail in the border!
Oh lucky me! I love Paula’s work and was thrilled to see it in person. See the amazing detail:
SYO#32, Harue KonishiHarue’s statement was about her desire to take 2-D quilts to the next level. She was thrilled that this piece unexpectedly also created space below. It is a very cool piece to see in person.
Daphne loves to draw, paint and hand quilt, which she considers drawing. This piece is about line shadow and rhythm.
Brigitte like to work in strict geometric shapes and this was a fascinating take on the Log Cabin. The sheen of the fabric was gorgeous but it also created a visual texture.
There was a large display of Sue’s quilts and I almost felt ashamed to rush through such mastery. This is part of a 3-quilt series. If only you could see this in person…
This is based on a quilt that Sue saw hanging in the Quilts, Inc offices. It is beautifully pieced and quilted, a real masterpiece.
This is a mini!! With 8,208 pieces. I believe it was about 15″ square!! And it was beautiful as I believe she used Radiance. Just. Wow.
Believe it or not, this was based on a free tattoo design from the internet and this is whole cloth!
Oh this was a beautiful, complex and stunning quilt. Claudia redrafted the clamshell block and meant this to be a straight-set quilt. But it morphed into this beauty.
Oh Pat, you make the most amazing quilts! This was inspired by a trip to Turkey and the designs came from the Roman ruins as well as from the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. She made the lace on the edge of the quilt.
This is a typical snowy morning scene for Keiko and she wanted the viewer to feel as if they were speeding by in the car.
This is a guild quilt designed by one of the members, inspired by Gwen Marston’s Liberated Baskets. See the detail below:
This is based on a image Mimi found. If you could only see those eyes in person-they are so real!
Karlyn grew up on a ranch an such images stirs emotion for her. It comes through in the piece.
I “saw” Roxane make this piece on line and was delighted to see it in person. She beautifully captured the beauty of peak wisteria and azalea season. I think I feel the humidity too!
Children express surprise in such unedited ways. Gillian captured that sense of awe. I absolutely love this piece! I love pictures of children from behind and it reminds me of my two boys, now grown men, sniff, sniff.
This image is Helen’s daughter on holiday. Isn’t this gorgeous? I’m amazed at how she captured this image in cloth.
Linda captured the nostalgia of an old barn in Bucklands, Nevada which witnessed the Pony Express and Paiute indian wars. She painted this from her own altered photograph. Wow.
Frieda notes that she is fascinated by pattern and color, especially of trees and leaves. This is such a strong piece and was much photographed.
Maria calls herself a bit maker, making bits and building them into bigger compositions, in this case, a large Rail Fence block.
This is a combination of applique and embroidery with some piecing and fabulous quilting. This is so gorgeous in person-loved the huge scale too.
Cindy described them as soul mates as well as soul mates, she so elegant and he her opposite. This is an arresting piece, one of my favorites.
This is an everyday scene that Jill captured during a visit to the Taubman Museum. She thought it was almost Escher-ish in nature. Her photo was printed onto fabric and then quilted.
I did not take a photo of the card for this quilt which was part of the “Beaches” exhibit by Brazilian quilters. This was the only one of the exhibit that was almost exclusively black and white.
This detail shot shows the incredible quilting-love this!
I have long admired Kate’s work and how well she captures everyday scenes as well as portraits. Don’t you just love this?
Catherine had a delightful exhibit of her hand-embroidered pieces combined with free motion quilting and piecing. I loved the folk art feel of this and the hand-embroidery is lovely.
Llums means light and the maker intended for her play on light to immerse the viewer. It did me!
Okay I am almost obsessed with Gilbert’s work. I would love to make exquisite garments like he does. This ensemble uses shisha embroidery, hand-sewn sequins and hand-poured resin buttons. Oh, the detail!
Gilbert hand-screened each piece based on images of Mexican tiles using hand embroidery and applique, with 1/8″ sashing between tiles. The colors are gorgeous.
I remember seeing this at PIQF and being astonished that it did not get a big ribbon. The details are quiet but divine-look at those flowers he created with oodles of crystals and sequins, the beading, the details. And you can’t see this but there is a bustle in back. If only I was a size 0.
I do think shows ebb and flow, for no apparent reason. I think this year’s show was the best I’v seen. I hope you can go sometime and be surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful quilts, garments, art, vendors and people!
I’ll link up with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday. I have more photos but I ran out of gas!