|Mistwraith, a round robin quilt by Rossie Hutchinson and|
some fellow Ann Arbour MQG members.
Thursday, 25 February 2016
It's nice to see the reintroduction of the old fashioned "bee" for group quilts. So many modern quilters honed their skills by taking part in random assemblies or bee swaps online. As well as the many group charity quits hung in the Convention lobby there were group entrants in the main exhibition. My workshop tutor, Rossie Hutchinson had a major hand in two of the ones I chose to photograph.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
|Gwenny's Woodpile by Karen Duling (Gwenny is Gwen Marsden)|
|Flower Doodle by Lindsay Neill, a fresh look at stained glass/Celtic.|
|5/325 by Hilary Goodwin, the numbers are|
something to do with prescription medicine
Monday, 22 February 2016
Judging from this show modern quilts are definitely moving off sofas,beds,floors and chairs onto the wall and for many this can be their only role as is the case with small quilts. I suppose this is to be expected when time is limited and the purpose is to try out ideas and to follow a less is more strategy.
Anyway here is a selection of small quilts
and from Pam Rocco's quilt onwards minimal quilts in the
Anyway here is a selection of small quilts
|Summer Spin by Rebecca Bell UK using English Paper piecing|
|Stacked by Nicole Neblett made in part to whittle down her|
scrap bin (!!!)
|Bzzzzzz by Sherri Cifaldi Morell; I love the graphic quality of this one.|
|Mixed Cassette tapes by Lysa Flower, also|
a small quilt.
|Stone + Bone by Kelsey Boes, a small quilt |
employing screen printing and over
|Detail of Blind and "Doe" fabric.|
|This is Blind by Nancy Purvis inspired by the|
windows in her home.
|Cancer and Taurus (Constellation Quilt) by Amber Corcoran.|
The yellow specks represent her and her husband's stars.
It's the last day of the show and we are all very sad our time here is coming to an end. However I shall relive my show experience by reviewing my photos and posting images here. Here are some examples from the Use of Negative Space category:
|Debbie Grifka "Clersetory"|
|White spaces by Bev Bird who quotes Yoshiko Jinjenzi "a balance between |
minimalism and a sense of richness".
|Red Hot by Shawna Doering|
Sunday, 21 February 2016
|A spacious, airy well lit exhibition space.|
I haven't taken pictures of any winning quilts as I expect they will be published by MQG on their site and in the newsletter. I went round each section looking carefully at quilts and reading descriptions, noting my favourites and then walked round from a greater distance, taking pictures of a selected few either because I liked them or because they included elements I might want to adapt for my own work.
Here are some samples from the large improvisational section.
|"Hemisphere" by Janice Smyth, freeing herself from|
a block format and using colours inspired by Joseph Albers
|Puddling by Amy Friend using and adapting skills she learnt while testing the Layered curve|
score for Sherri Lynn Wood
|"Score for showing up" by Sherri Lynn Wood|
|Party Arbor by Jenna Brand started in Sherri|
Lynn Wood's Scrap Doodling class at
|Detail of tree forms|
|These are quilts made for charity by various guilds and individuals. Sometimes|
modern quilts look all the same!
|Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum, taking a group on a tour of Molly Upton's quilt before the doors opened.|
|Jenny Doan from the Missouri Quilt Company|
|Christina Cameli of FMQ fame|
|Anna Maria Horner and fans|
|Mary Fons signing posters|
|Rebecca Bryan of Rainbow quilts|
|Jennifer Sampou with birthday cupcakes|
|Rossie Hutchinson who taught my workshop|
|Victorian Findlay Wolf and friend|
|The girls from Windham fabrics|
Saturday, 20 February 2016
|Teenage Molly and friend Susan holding a craft stall.|
|Paired quilts, Molly's more sophisticated one on left|
Friday, 19 February 2016
|Here and below examples of inspiration and interpretation.|
I was particularly interested to see the special exhibit "Quilts of Molly Upton" as I read an article about her years ago. She died very young by her own choice so it was good to know her quilts had been preserved and kept together by those left behind. Although her designs were outside the norm in other ways with puffy wadding and hand quilting and fabrics to hand they give a picture of quilts at this time.
|Here and below, quilts from the|
Molly Upton exhibit
We had a lovely evening meeting up with Brigitte and her daughter and ate outside on an upstairs terrace.