First up is one of the quilts shown as part of the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase. My quilt "Rhythm & Blues" was also a part of this special exhibit. Go here to see all the modern quilts included in this special exhibit. They will also be shown at International Quilt Festival in Chicago June 19-24, 2014.
|"Fireworks Quilt" by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, CA|
I am always attracted to impressionist type quilts with floral and nature themes and have much admired Melinda Bula's work. Someday I'd love to make a floral quilt based on her style. In my dreams . . .
|"Monet in Pasadena" by Melinda Bula, El Dorado Hills, CA|
|detail of "Monet in Pasadena" by Melinda Bula, El Dorado Hills, CA|
|detail of "Camellia" by Melinda Bula, El Dorado Hills, CA|
|"In the Bleak Midwinter" by Ruth Powers, Carbondale, KS|
The lighting in this quilt is stunning.
For me, one of the show highlights was the 30 Quilts for 30 Years exhibit which featured 30 quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. 2013 marks Caryl's 30th year of quilting so to celebrate she created 30 new quilts. Go here and scroll down to the show dates to learn where this special show will be appearing. If it's anywhere near you, I highly recommend going to see these fabulous quilts.
Seeing her work up close in person was stunning. I love the organic shapes she frequently uses in her designs and the texture created through her quilting is simply breathtaking.
|"Bradford Fantasy" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry|
|"Cosmic Feathers #1" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry|
|"Feather Flower #3" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry|
|"Feather Study #24" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry|
|detail of "Feather Study #24" by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry|
|"Extensions I" by Sylvia Weir, Beaumont, TX|
|detail of "Extensions I" by Sylvia Weir, Beaumont, TX|
the ultimate pebble quilting!
|detail of "Papa" by Jocelyne Leath, Australia|
I was fascinated by the use of cheesecloth to create the face.
|"Tuning Fork #11" by Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, TX|
Love the color and improv look of this quilt.
|"Cow Town" by Mary Lou Weidman|
From a pattern in the book Out of the Box with Easy Blocks by Mary Lou.
|"Teatime in My Yard" by Harumi Asada, Japan|
An unbelievable applique based on a European dome roof design.
|detail of "Teatime in My Yard" by Harumi Asada, Japan|
Those brown lines were about 1/4" in width.
|"Mediterranean Colors and Perfumes" by Sonia Bardella, Venice Italy|
|detail of "Mediterranean Colors and Perfumes" by Sonia Bardella, Venice Italy|
Don't worry . . . I didn't touch it but I wanted to show the scale of those teeny tiny squares. Talk about patience.
Hope you've enjoyed the quilt show.