What I like about this piece is how it evokes a Chinese ink and watercolor painting.
I love this quilt–so creative. But I wasn’t the only one to wonder how it won first place in the embellishment category given how little embellishment there is. I was studying it when a group of quilters walked up and began asking one another the same question.
Members of the group thought the piece below deserved first place. Sakai’s quilt certainly contains more embellishments and a wide variety of them. You will notice it’s by the same quilter as “Merry Christmas.” She has a distinct style.
Here is my favorite piece from the Digital Imagery category. I admire the sense of depth achieved and appreciate the monochromatic use of color.
And now, for a complete change of pace, here is a quilt from the “Twenty Years of Dear Jane” special exhibit. I chose to photograph this one, because it is different than the traditional colorway. Yes, I know “Dear Jane” quilts are supposed to feature fabrics from the period of 1863, during which the original quilt was created. But I find them so boring. I can’t help but like the use of color and placement chosen by Cracknell.
Next month I’m attending Road to California. I’ve never been before. In addition to the quilts, I’m taking two classes and can’t wait to share the show and my experience upon return.