Still–way behind on my posts. On October 10th I drove up to Everett, WA with my husband, Mike, to go to the preview party for the International Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival. I had been notified that I had winning entries so I was anxious to see what they were! For a complete list, click on the link.
I was proud to receive an Award of Excellence for my hand stitched whitework, “Summer Meadow” and a second place in the pictorial category for “Z is For Zinnia, C is For Cosmos.”
My white work is a flat piece and not meant to be hung. I was surprised it had been had pinned up as if it was a quilt. Considering the show had needlework and other types of fiber art as categories, I would have expected the organizers to have the proper display for these types of work. On the other hand, it wasn’t too surprising since these pieces were mixed in with quilts, and I think that was the mindset.
Following are photos of my favorite pieces among the quilts and fiber art.
I found this fiber art piece intriguing. Pearson does a technique called “fil collé” which is glued string. She glues embroidery floss to the surface, which results in a painting-like piece elevated through the texture and dimension of the floss.
This was my favorite fiber art, although it did not win a prize. Materials and techniques: layered fabrics on ultra heavy duty stabilizer, encrusted with beads, hand embroidery and metallic threads with a wood and felt base. I also met Christina there and discovered we were both London City and Guilds graduates and had a good friend in common.
Although my third entry did not receive an award, I was impressed with how well it was lit, making it present well.