I decided to post photos from the Pacific International Quilt Festival this week and next, followed by the Foothills Quilters Guild show the following week. If you follow me, you will know that I don’t create posts ahead of time for later posting, I’ve always posted of-the-moment. Until now.
I am prepping for Houston and other things personal and professional. I hope to get these posts ready so that I can concentrate on my prep work. Shhhhh, but there are entire areas of prep, samples and curriculum that I haven’t touched for Houston; I need to get on it!
On most of these photos, I might write a word or two, on some, none, as they are self-explanatory. I hope you enjoy my view of PIQF. As always, I don’t post bad photos (and one of my favs was a bad shot!), and I may have missed a quilt or two. I do my best.
I finally figured out how I miss quilts on occasion. If I am traveling through the show and there is a crowd in front of a quilt I want to photograph, I will move on, thinking that I will catch it later. And sometimes I don’t! Also, if I’ve posted a quilt before, I don’t post it again if it shows at another show.
In absolutely no particular order:
I could not help but notice Roxie’s Ultimate Travel Bag! Anyone who finishes one of these deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award! They are awesome bags and Roxie did an excellent job with fabric choices, construction details and quilting. And of course she had to fill it with her purchases….
I worked the SAQA booth for a time. Did you know you can rent a SAQA Trunk Show for your group for only $75 (SAQA members) or $150 (non-members). That could be a program for your guild or small group! The Trunk Show has 12″ x 12″ pieces like those above, wrapped in plastic so that you can pick them up, examine them, talk about them. More information here.
This was sheers! You know how I love sheers….
All silk fabrics with nothing but feathers – divine!
Beautiful and clever.
I love seeing men’s wear in wearables. Let’s have more! This ensemble was very cool.
A charming piece, machine applique. Always had a crowd around it.
This was Mary’s first use of rulers. She embraced the joy of imperfection; brava!
Wow, did she nail those eyes!
This is a perfect example of just the right amount of quilting. She left the primary parts of the building unquilted, which makes the entire piece more realistic.
I love Joe’s unique style.
Marty was recently on The Quilt Show. She is an extraordinary wearable artist. You just had to see this in person. It’s a beautiful piece.
I’m a daisy girl. It looks like she made individual daisies and sewed them together.
It’s hard to capture the details of the garments. Rachel Clark, Gayle Hazen and Corlis Taylor always put on a good show. As Rachel said on FaceBook, “We may have to see an ortho Doc from patting ourselves on the back.” Well done Rachel.
All needle turn applique!
Precious moment indeed.
Sigh, so serene.
And the quilted background…
It really captures a moment of love.
Just love the wings and the joyous feel.
Such a happy piece. Imagine all that paper piecing!
Margaret’s work is always stunning, with superb detail and quilting. This is one of her prettiest IMHO.
It’s a unique composition that captures the emotion of the moment.
This exhibit was so pretty! Beautiful quilts, fabulous color, superb quilting.
Amazing how she can capture detail.
If you haven’t seen Linda Roy’s work up close, you are missing out. This is all hand work, can you imagine? It takes your breath away.
Such a striking image.
I love this interplay of fabric and color.
Lyric’s work was paired with the poetry of Maura High. If you slowed down to enjoy the interplay, it was a lovely exhibit.
So simple, serene, quiet.
This royal beauty had crystals and a special collar!
All the faces are of Bay Area shelter dogs looking for homes. Awww. Hope they found their furever home by now.
Love the colors and gentle beauty of this.
Remember party lines?
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