Monday, November 19, 2012
Quilt Show 2012, Part 3
Sheridan's annual quilt show is actually called the "Fiber Arts Show," and though it consists predominantly of ever-the-crowd-pleasing quilts, I always find treasures among the non-quilt exhibits. Here are my favorites from this year...
Artist: Kristy Anderson
beloved feline furbabies (who would probably love to curl up in this comfy blanket
-- or, in the case of Charlie Jackson, claw it to shreds!) :-)
As a cross-stitcher, I always have to include at least one example of that particular fiber art (and this year I'm including two)...
Technique: Counted Cross Stitch
Artist: Norma Just
Pattern By: Teresa Wentzler
"The picture represents the gods and goddesses of Egypt.
The scarab beetle is Kephri, the god of the morning sun."
"Egyptian Sampler" detail
The little metallic beads added a dazzling touch of shimmer and glint,
much like the treasures inside a pharoah's tomb.
("Shimmer & Glint" sounds like a pair of nefarious Victorian-era tomb raiders!)
"Egyptian Sampler" pattern description and details
Speaking of Fiber Arts entries that make me think of Victorian villains...
"Sewing Aids: Seam Rippers and Stilettos"
Technique: Hand-Turned on a Lathe
Artist: Robert Inman
"These tools are made of wood and turned on a lathe.
One has a seam ripper on one end and stiletto on the other. These pieces
can be removed from the tool, turned and put inside the tool for safety."
Part of a colorful display of appliqués...
Various Wool Appliqués
This last exhibit was, according to the artist, challenging to do ~ and it was also challenging to photograph! Beneath and behind scratched and glare-prone glass beneath harsh fluorescent lights, I couldn't get far enough above it to fit it all in one frame, or photograph it from the front of the glass case without some of it being out of focus. So I combined the results of my best efforts of both techniques! But I agree with Rosemary, the results were worth it. I loved this pretty sampler...
Technique: Counted Cross Stitch
Artist: Rosemary Denton
"I try to stitch a memento after we take a trip.
This one was more challenging than I planned, but the result was worth it."
That does it for this year's Fiber Arts show! See you next October! :-)
- 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"