For those of us who attend quilt and fiber art shows, it’s always interesting to see which pieces win awards and which do not. As a judge, I don’t always agree, and I accept that’s the way it is. But sometimes, I really don’t understand the decisions. And it’s always heartening when other viewers feel the same. Here’s a quilt that didn’t win an award and another viewer I was standing next to wondered why, as well. Such wonderful detail and texture.
Here’s another favorite of mine. I have admired Gayle’s work previously. I wish I could have captured how stunning this piece is with my camera. But alas, I did not. But to show the visual impact, this quilt received center stage in its row, as it deserved.
Also loved this quilt. Linda achieved her version of fireworks through threadplay, Angelina, Tintzl fiber, foil, glitter and anything else she could think of.
Here are some portraits I appreciated. I always love the Miyama’s work featuring their grandchildren and/or their pets.
Note the almost ethereal look captured in this horse portrait. Wendy achieved admirable blending.
As the owner of three cats, I really enjoy the expressive face on this one. Unfortunately, I must have forgotten to take a pic of the maker and title. Darn.
Did not get the maker and title of the one below either. I must have been moving too fast.
This next one isn’t exactly a portrait, at least not of a real animal. But I love the sense of humor and exuberance.
Following is a group of landscapes. The first two are by Joanne Baeth of Bonanza, Oregon who does amazing work, often acknowledged with awards. Great composition below.
Linda says of her quilt, “What grabs my heart and tickles my brain are many of the surrealist artists, especially Dali and M.C. Escher. Their work has influenced much of what I do.”
I’ve mentioned this quilt before. Sarah won a well-deserved judge’s choice. This quilt had been sold. Fortunately, the owner allowed her to follow through on a Road submission she made prior to the sale.
Some pieces in the abstract category.