Here is another grouping of fabulous quilts. This first is one of several in a special Japanese exhibit. I admire it for the play between light and dark and the circular movement.
This quilt is by my friend and a fellow judge, Gerrie Thompson. It was also featured in the IQA’s International Quilt Scene magazine.
Here is Janet’s most recent alphabet/sheep piece. You can see how she based her auction quilt on it. Just charming and so full of detail.
This piece was in my category, Art–Naturescapes. I was more than surprised and still am it did not place among the award winners. Sarah showed this quilt during my on-line interview with her during one of the Stitch Chats I led, and I recall how much I admired it then. She discussed the hours and effort that went into the piece, and I thought it really showed. The piece sold at the show, so I suppose Sarah “had the last laugh.”
Another piece by a Japanese quilter with strong movement.
Here’s a great piece for this holiday season. Sakai is among a group of Japanese quilters who do wonderful appliqué quilts with miniature figures and motifs. These quilters are so creative in their placement of appliqué, edge treatments, and the detail they achieve.
This is a second quilt with the same title of Sakura, which means cherry blossom in Japanese. It is clearly such a meaningful symbol in their society.
This quilt is by a quilter I came to know while interviewing her as a Paducah award winner then as the featured quilter of an article I wrote on one of her quilts, “Vintage Button Bouquet,” which is also a designated Master Quilt by the National Quilting Association. Linda is a lovely person and a master at handwork, stitching and quilting all of her quilts completely by hand.
Last but not least for this post is a quilt by a fellow certified judge, Andi Perejda. She is also a master hand quilter and had this quilt featured in IQA’s International Quilt Scene magazine.
More quilts to follow in the next post!