Monday, November 21, 2011
Quilt Show 2011, Part 3
This will be the final batch of quilts, as my final post in this series will feature other fiber arts from the library exhibit. But for now... yet more quilts! :-)
Shared here with the artist's kind permission
This time we'll explore the quilts displayed on other side of the library's mezzanine...
Once again, let's look at some of them in detail, beginning with this one hanging on the back wall (it was blocked by a support post in the top photo, and deserves better star treatment than that!)...
Tree of Life
Technique: Hand Appliqué
Artist: Linda Hall
Quilted By: Linda Hall
"When I first saw this quilt kit in a needlework catalog in the late 60's, I knew I wanted it. I did not quilt at the time so did not buy it. Several years later, after I started quilting, I saw the kit on eBay. After several unsuccessful bids on the kits that were placed on eBay, I was fortunate to have the winning bid... almost a year after seeing the first kit listed. This is my first appliqué project using the needle turn technique.
It took 6 years to complete the appliqué, and I hand quilted it."
Here's another photo showing more detail (without so much of the display case in the way)...
I goofed on these next two photos by not recording the informative notecards that went with them. But I was able to get most of the information about them from Mary Jane Collins, one of the quilters, who works at the library's front desk. ..
Artist: Kaffe Fassett
Quilted By (L-R): Linda Cook, Jackie Waters, Mary Jane Collins
According to Mary Jane, this is a Split Nine Patch pattern,
which is from Kaffe Fassett's book, Quilts in the Sun
I'd failed to record the information on this gorgeous red quilt, but living in a small town can sure be handy. I was able to get the quilter's name from Mary Jane, and eventually called her (on her birthday, as it turned out!), and got the name of her quilt and the story behind it...
Quilted By: Donna Weeden
Pattern from the 2011 Better Homes & Gardens
I saved two more of my favorite quilts for last...
Technique: Pieced and Hand Appliqué
Artist: Marge Hamilton
Quilted By: Laurie Sheeley
"A Piece O'Cake design.
My friends loaned me polka dot fabric."
LOL, I love that - her friends didn't give her the polka dot fabric, mind you, they loaned it to her. If I were one of those friends, I'd be demanding my fabric back - just as it is! ;-)
Some of that loaned fabric was mighty cute ~ take a look...
And here's another playful quilt, whose name and pattern I love...
Technique: Machine Pieced
Artist: Becky Stedtnitz
Quilted By: Becky Stedtnitz
"Another quilter with a lot of scraps.
I had to try a Kaleidoscope -
never put much of a dent in the scrap pile!"
(I thought some of you quilters might be able to relate to that!) ;-)
I had to take a closeup of this pretty "scrap" - it had tiny multi-colored rhinestones on it! AdventureJo can attest that I am a total sucker for glittery, sparkly fabrics...
Stay tuned for part 4, the final post of the quilt show featuring non-quilt fiber art exhibits! And just in case you missed the first two parts (or just want to view them again)...
- 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"