Yay, more quilts! :-)
Monday, November 14, 2011
Quilt Show 2011, Part 2
Yay, more quilts! :-)
Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we'll continue around the library mezzanine from left to right. Click on any photo for a larger version, and feel free to name your favorite(s) from this group in the comments!...
In the far left corner of the back wall is this sweet quilt, which won my instant affection since I'm always drawn to all the variations of the "Flying Geese" design...
Provence Flying Geese
Artist: Jane Rader & Friends
Quilted By: Janice Farr
To its right is this pretty autumnal quilt...
Leaves of Color
Pattern by: Janet Ludwig
Artist: Monica St. Romain
Quilted By: Two Chicks Quilting
"Done in a Wyoming Guilt Workshop"
And to its right (are you detecting a pattern ~ pun intended ~ here?), is this fun quilt. While there are multiple signs throughout the display imploring people not to touch the exhibits (understandably!), this one actually has a sign encouraging you to touch and rearrange the blocks! Being a tactile person* (*I like touching stuff!), I appreciated that, and after taking this photo I dutifully swapped the positions of the two bottom blocks. And I was rather proud of my accomplishment, I must say. LOL...
Artist: Michelle Havenga
Some details from this quilt's display...
"Please Touch and Rearrange.
One of the interesting phases of a quilt
is placing the elements and rearranging them.
This piece allows people to move the pieces around.
This is a "Touch and Play" quilt. Have fun!"
And next to the Synergy Quilt was this stunner, the second of my top favorites because of its incredible colors and the beautiful quilting. (Besides, I know its artist, Buffy Shatek, and share the same first name with its quilter) :-) ...
Circle of Life
Technique: Paper Pieced
Artist: Buffy Shatek
Quilted By: Laurie Sheeley
"A color wheel variation"
Here are two closeup photos of it, showing more detail...
Another nice overview shot, looking from the top of the stairs toward the back wall...
I'll bet your eye fell on this one as soon as you saw the two overview photos in which it appears, because its colors really make it stand out...
Fire on the Mountain
Technique: Foundation Paper Pieced
Artist: Jo Hadley-Day
Quilted By: Laurie Sheeley
(AdventureJo - note the names!) ;-)
Further down this section we'll take a closer look at three more quilts displayed on the wall...
On the left is this one, which makes me think of the Scottish thistle but is quilted in a Hawaiian style...
Technique: Needle turn Appliqué
Artist: Carol Dau
Hand Quilted By: Carol Dau
"The quilting is echo quilting as used on Hawaiian quilts."
In the middle of this group of quilts is this colorful yo-yo quilt (I love yo-yo quilts, we have an antique one folded on the foot of our bed)...
Technique: Machine Binding
Artist and Quilter: Mitzi Siebert
"When I saw this quilt on the cover
I knew I wanted to make it. I needed a total of 409 yo-yos."
And finally in this row is this very large batik quilt. Again, I love batik and I love the colors in this, plus the fun flowers with their sparkly centers, so this is another of my favorites from this show (I also know the artist, Mary Jane Collins, because she works at the library's circulation desk)...
Bali pops Quilt Challenge
Artist: Mary Jane Collins
Quilter: Becky Stedtnitz
Here are a couple more photos as we turn the corner of the mezzanine...
Bet by now you can guess which one of these is my favorite!...
If you guessed this one, you win! :-) It's not just a favorite of that group, it was another of my top favorites in the show...
Autumn Wind Storm
Technique: Machine Pieced and Quilted
Pattern by: Jo Hadley-Day
Artist: Jennifer Golden
"Jo Hadley-Day taught this Swirl Lone Star class last fall.
She designed the pattern for her company,
Kitchen Table Quilts. Laurie Sheeley inspired me
to use my right brain to quilt the Lone Star on my own!
Choosing the colors was a bit of a challenge.
I went way outside my comfort zone
and picked from the fall color palette.
Thank you to all my fellow quilters
for teaching me and inspiring me every time we meet!"
More quilts coming in Part 3! This is sew fun. ;-)
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"