Here’s part 2 of my local guild’s fabulous show – the Small Quilt Room. As before, this year my comments will be very brief as I’m super busy right now. And some amazing work is not represented here due to my lack of photography skills!
Cream and Sugar, Dee Cavanagh. From Bunny Hill Designs for Dee’s daughter in Scotland.
Quartz Architects, Joan Barker. Joan responded to a challenge to create her own unique building.
Adaptation of In Full Boom, Beth Kondoleon. Beth changed some of the design elements to make Sue Spargo’s “In Full Bloom” her own.
The Blue Door, Nancy Holinski. This quilt was inspired by a photo of one of the doors to the church at San Juan Bautista.
Snail Trail, Marketa Essex. This mixed media piece has a plethora of creatures and plants. Look closely!
Sitting Pretty, Kathy Barge. This quilt combines embellishment, crochet, turned applique and embroidery.
Promenade d’automne a’Paris, Lee Tincher. Lee started with a panel, added birds-in-the-air blocks and using skills from a design class with Sandy Turner-Woods, created her quilt.
This is the only photo I got of the Fashion Show. I am proud of my guild’s wearable art heritage and our annual Fashion Show. Wish I had more photos of the show!
Science Project, Kathy Barge. Kathy envisions a future where trees feed themselves from a self-produced bowl of nutrients.
Then, and Now, Gayle Simpson, Donna Brennan and Sue Garmston. This three piece collaborative quilt shows where each maker was born and now lives.
Impact, Denise Schmidt. Rust dyed with clock springs with a little green paint added.
Red Rooster, Beth Kondoleon. Pattern by Helen Godden. Beth painted on fabric to create the image, then added her own free motion quilting.
Mayze, Brenda Perry. This was started in a Jane Hayworth class. Brenda worked hard on the eyes and nose.
Keiko, Cindy Gangler. Cindy took a Sophie Standing class to build up her collage techniques and this is the result of her time in class.
Wonderland Mad Party, Donna Ireland. Donna got the “Goin’ Tea Party Mad” pattern on a trip to Seattle.
The Old Oak Tree, Penny Hanscom. This is a new process for Penny, using tiny scraps of fabric, no netting.
One Step Leads to the Next, Donna Brennan. Donna had no plan, just proceeded one step at a time.
Challenge Mini Quilt, Danya MacDonald. Can you find the butterfly?
Inside, Outside, Upside, Down, Darlen Jolly. Darlen’s inspiration came from the Reno quilt show and she used YouTube to learn the technique. Bias tape from her Mother’s stash.
Odd Pineapple Out, Cindy Gangler. This is paper pieced and Cindy’s challenge to herself was to use one yard of ombre fabric. When it was done, she had no appropriately colored leftovers!
Klimt in Blue, Penny Hanscom. Inspired by Klimt.
Modern Dutch Still LIfe: Flowers in a Vase. This started as a challenge in Donna’s art quilt group which resulted in some research on 1600’s Dutch still life paintings. This was part of the group’s “In the Style of the Masters” challenge.
Fantasy Flowers, Claudia Sumpter. Created in a Judy Cummings class using a Sue Spargo kit, hand quilted.
Wool Garden, Cheryl Williams. Cheryl took a beginning wool and embroider class and turned her work into a pillow.
Cruz Azul, Lynn Daly. Lynn improv pieced the “cross” and used adult coloring books as inpiration for her quilting (domestic machine).
Flowers and Butterflies, Laurie Grant. Laurie had fun bringing the whole design together.
Flourishing Flowers, Linda Sliepen using digitized machine quilting. From an Anita Goodesign pattern. Linda printed her background fabric on her inkjet printer.
Down at the Pond, Donna Brennan. Donna is a member of QUARTZ, an art quilt group. The group had a challenge to make a small quilt out of whatever was in their QUARTZ mate’s bag. Donna made this for Susan who had only one rule – NO MICE!