Thursday, April 25, 2013

More from IQF, Cincinnati, 2013

This is my last post on the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati. Again, I have to say that I thought that the quality of quilts was up from previous years. Here are a few more quilts that caught my attention.

The first picture is of a quilt made by Heather Pregger called Tuning Fork #6. The quilt is machine pieced and machine quilted. She says, "I love the tuning fork motif--I love to enlarge it, reduce it, skew it, interlock it. This is the sixth quilt in the series." I'm really attracted to the colors in this quilt.
Close up below.
In my latest work, I have been using black, white, and red. I guess that is one of the reasons I was attracted to this quilt called Black and White 1 by Eti David. It was in the Hands All Around 2012 exhibit sponsored by Quilter's Newsletter. Eti says, "Our world is full of opposites: cold/warm, long/short, good/bad and so on. In my quilt, the opposites are represented by the colors black and white. But, there is a hint of red--it's the hope of a calmer life and fewer extreme opposites."

I am interested in learning how to do paper lamination, so maybe that is why I was so attracted to the quilt below. I felt like this was a very effective use of that technique. The quilt is called Rost and was made by Claudia Helmer. She says, "In summer 2009, I visited a former ironworks which is now an industrial museum in Hattingen, Germany. I was fascinated by the rusty parts of the building and took a lot of photographs. This piece is a reminiscence on the importance of coal, black gold which brought great prosperity to the Ruhr area in the 19th century. By the end of the 20th century, the industry had declined bringing the whole area down with it. The richness and the variety of the former industrial buildings are now treasures for inspiration, memory and art."

Close up.
I have a series of quilts using bias strips, so I had to take a picture of this quilt. I love how the maker has used stripes in this piece. The quilt is called At Sunset-At Sunrise by Gabrielle Paquin. She says, "I particularly like stripes and any striped system. So, I use striped fabrics for creating quilts. For that, I play in creating new striped designs, sometimes in abstract domain, sometimes in stylized figurative domain."
Of course, when I go to Cincinnati the trip just wouldn't be complete without a trip to IKEA! This is what the back of our vehicle looked like when we left Cincinnati.

I am now the proud owner of an Expedite bookshelf. It is still in boxes on the floor of my studio--not sure when I'll have time to get the thing put together.


1 comment:

Kit Lang said...

the top two are my favorites! Gorgeous!