NOTE: I won’t be publishing a blog post next week and I will not publish my newsletter for 2 weeks – I just ran out of time. I’ll be having fun and working hard in Houston!
The Pacific International Quilt Show was a whirlwind for me this year! I worked the Studio Art Quilt Associates booth for the first 2 hours and then blasted through the show at warp speed. I had some people I wanted to connect with and saw many others there that I was delighted to chat with. As a result I probably missed some entire areas. I was glad to see the show though!
I was happy to work the SAQA booth – it’s always fun to chat with people and watch their reactions as they walk by:
Sonja Campbell is one the the Regional Reps for the NorCal/Northern Nevada Region. It’s a lot of work and setting up the booth area was no exception. There was so much great art in our booth!
We had some 3-D art on display just for fun. The two works on the left are by Dolores Miller and the piece on the right is by Jen Landau.
Across from our booth was the exhibit “Letting the Fabric Speak” with work by Rachel Clark, Corlis Taylor and Gayle Hazen:
I began my walk in the World Quilt Competition section, which is some of the best of quilting from the world:
I love how she combined hand and machine quilting!
Oh this was exquisite applique! Such detail and expert use of color. This quilt was amazing.
Next up, HERstory Quilts: Human Rights Stories in Fabric. There was a large group viewing this exhibit when I was there so I only got a few photos:
Part of the “If Not Now, When?” by Art Quilt Association:
Sorry, missed the name of this exhibit:
Loved this piece!
These colors were divine!
Moving into Modern:
And now “Silk and Salvage”, using reclaimed and unusual fabric for new work:
The silk neckties just glowed in the light!
Oh how I love silk!
The blues and golds in these next two…swoon!
Okay, I spent a LOT of time in front of this one, swooning. It was probably my favorite. I have seen this quilt in print several times but not in person. It is divine. You can’t tell from the photo but it is made from a metallic linen which gives it the “frost”. I’ll bet it is dog gone heavy because linen weighs a ton. It is so delicate and beautifully executed. Heat beat, heart beat.
Okay I just got tired. I will post more next week, maybe. I will be at the Houston Festival and may not make it but I will try. If I can I will post to Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.