Monday, August 21, 2017

My Summer Vacation 2017 :: Part Six of Two

August 21 2017,

This post is a continuation of the Mancuso 15th Annual World Quilt New England quilt show. May I reiterate again that this was one of the best shows I have seen (note I have not been to Houston or Paducah). The depth and range of the quilts was spectacular.

Below is part of the "Fly Me to the Moon" art quilts. You can read more about each quilt on the website.

Martha Wolfe, Davis, CA, "Moonstruck"

Emma Griffen, Middletown, RI, "The Waxing Gibbous Moon"

Detail of "The Waxing Gibbous Moon"

Detail of "The Waxing Gibbous Moon"

Gail Heller, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, "Failure Was Not An Option for Apollo 13 Engineers"

Kay Campbell, Woodbine, MD, "Earthrise"

Terry Aske, New Westminster, BC, Canada, "Bad Moon Rising"

Pam Shanley, Radford, VA, "What If? Craters in Color"

Detail of "What If? Craters in Color"

Detail of "What If? Craters in Color"

Lynda Prioleau, Ft. Washington, MD, "Reach for the Moon"

Detail of "Reach for the Moon"

Jacque Davis, Freeburg, IL, "Waning Gibbous"

The following quilts are by a group call "Quilts On the Wall". The exhibit is called, "Urban Graffiti" curated by Julie Weaverling. You can see pictures of the quilts in this "Blurb Book".

Carolyn Villars, "On the Streets"
"Being on the street is dirty, lonely, hard. The ugliness of graffiti all around reflects the hopelessness, and deepens it. Mad scribbling on walls, angry nonverbal screeches on other people's property, the breakdown of order, decaying edges. This is a place you don't want to be, hurry past, not wanting to see the ugliness, the squalor."

Detail of "On the Streets"

Linda Anderson, "Leaving Town"
"Graffiti is everywhere. In the urban industrial landscape of cities, train cars are often the canvas for graffiti art. Here the art traveling from one city to rural areas on its way to another city.
Techniques: hand painted cottons, raw edge applique, machine stitched."

Corinne Phillips, "POW!"
"This quilt was inspired by a wall mural painted by graffiti artist 'Crash'.
Graffiti is not my favorite artistic medium, but this image captured my desire to recreated it in fabric.
Materials: 100% cotton fabrics, both commercial and hand painted. Free motion machine applique and machine quilted. Paint and fabric markers."
Below is an exhibition call, "Wicked Good Art Quilts" which features art by members of SAQA ME/NH/VT and MA/RI regions.

Wen Redmond, Strafford, NH, "A Page in a Life"
"A digital image of Wen's journal page has been printed and transformed into unique fiber art. For her, journaling has been a source of inspiration and introspection for years. The actions of drawing, painting, composing, scrap booking or just jotting down thoughts help guide her through challenges, art making and the joys of life. That is wicked good."

Sue Colozzi, Reading, MA, "Esplanade Sunset"
"A sunset view featuring both the Charles River and the Boston city skyline highlights the beauty of each. The real challenge for Sue in fabricating this scene was replicating the delicate warm hues created by the sunset. The glimmers of light reflecting on the water and the shadows cast by the buildings were created by layering organza. The shadowed foliage along the river enhanced with thread sketching."
Back to the world quilts.

Ron A. Hodge, Bluffton, SC, "Spanish Dancer"

Detail of "Spanish Dancer"

Teresa Shippy, Santa Ana, CA, "Magdalena"
Part of the Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists

Detail of "Magdalena"

Millie Cumming, Canada, "Up Close and Personal, Waterlily Bay"

Detail of  "Up Close and Personal, Waterlily Bay"

Susanne Sturm, Germany, "Blaue Wand"
"Fading walls, ruins, abandoned houses - I'm fascinated by the stories behind them. What, what, what could have been? Using fabrics, paitn and thread I try to recreate the structures to reflect missing parts. I dye and print my own fabrics; my basic material is often discarded textiles that bring along their own story and history. In this quilt, I used hand dyed linen sheets, cotton sateen and damask fabrics enhanced by mono printing and screen printing."

Petra van der Daele, Germany, "A-Maze-ing Words"
"A maze has just one entrance and one exit. A labyrinth has several entrances and more than one exit, just like letters can form different words in different languages. There are uncountable options- chaos and structure."

Detail of "A-Maze-ing Words"

Korinna Shwedt, Germany, "Consider the End"

Claudia Scheja, Germany, "Seasons"
"The traditional theme, Seasons, shown in a modern, simple way."

Detail of "Seasons"

Detail of "Seasons"
I love the one below. Love, love, love.

Uta Rodemerk, Germany, "Mrs. Hanson's Zippers"
" A colorful array of zippers. Created using a free-form cutting technique. Machine quilted using comparatively thick threads."

Detail of "Mrs. Hanson's Zippers"
This below is from a group of quilt artists who call themselves "Beyond the Edge Fiber Artists"

Eileen Wintemute, "Bird of the Night"

Detail of "Bird of the Night"
Back to the World quilts.

Mike McNamara, San Francisco, CA, "Love Soars"

Mike McNamara, San Francisco, CA, "The Rice Wrangler"
"Another quilt from my Painted Quilt Project. Fort Lauderdale artist Robert Branson took my pieced 'canvas' and painted these whimsical scene, all 'stitched' together with his painted baseball stitch. Name of the quilt? See lower left! Machine-pieced, machine-quilted by me. Versatex painted by Robert Branson"

Mike McNamara, San Francisco, CA, "The Rice Wrangler"

Sherry Mozley, Fairhope AL, "Harmony and Happiness"
"Gazing into a pond you observe a mystical moment, the union of a couple. Individually, they are diverse in color, perfect opposites. The brightly attired guests gather to observe a moment when the two become one, balanced and complete. Harmony and Happiness are joined together in a symbolic ring, complementing each other. Hand dyed cotton, hand painted with inks and paint. Free motion sketched and quilted. Wool and cotton batting. Cotton backing."

Detail of "Harmony and Happiness"

Linda M. Roy, Knoxville, TN, "Charming Chintz"

Detail of "Charming Chintz"

Megan Farkas, Sanbornton, NH, "Esfahan"
Inspired by a 14th century tile mosaic, photographed by Sebastian Giralt, used with permission. My first thought on seeing it was, 'That's a quilt!' And now it is."

Detail of "Esfahan"

Ansa Breytenbach, New Zealand, "Good Vibrations"
"The Beach Boy's 60s era psychedelic rock song "Good Vibrations" was my inspiration. By using color and design the key words of the song - sensations, elations, vibrations and excitations - influenced me to create a crazy, bright and mind-bending happy quilt."

Alison Laurence, New Zealand, "Focus"
"I love watching photographers as they line up the subject, check the cameras, line up again, check again. I have taken photographs of photographers and their quirky stances, but the one I like best is looking directly at the camera. This is a whimsical view of my daughter with a camera."

Merrilyn George, New Zealand, "Summer Landscape - Tongariro National Park"

Anne Joule, New Zealand, "Shimidsu-Sakuran"
"Named for a flowering Japanese plant in my garden called Shimi Sakura."

Detail of "Shimidsu-Sakuran"

Detail of "Shimidsu-Sakuran"

Elinor Burwash, Canada, "Alison's Flower"

Detail of "Alison's Flower"

Marilyn Samuels, Canada, "Solar Storm"
"This quilt was inspired by a photograph from Nasa depicting the power of the sun as it spews fire from its center. What most intrigued me was the symmetry of the explosion. I used hand dyed cottons and silks with free motion machine embroidery and beads. Crocheted dyed dollies give texture to the sun's surface and the atmosphere."

Detail of "Solar Storm"
Below are a few quilts from the exhibit called, "Rhapsody in Blue". I don't have any more details on this exhibit.

Gwen Stapleton, "Blue Butterflies"

Detail of "Blue Butterflies"

Jackie Berry, "Strutting His Stuff"
Back to the world quilts.

This one below is spectacular. This is all hand pieced and hand quilted. Her stitch per inch is incredible.

Andrea Stracke, Germany, "Andesine"
"The inspiration for this quilt is the classic strippy quilts from the north of England era (1901-1941) whose floral ornaments offer a plethora of creative possibilities. All quilting patterns were marked with a darning needle and by self made cardboard templates or rather freehand. The quilt is completely made by hand.

Detail of "Andesine"

Bernadette Mayr, Germany, "Red Flowers"
"The centers are Log Cabin blocks. The petals are three-dimensional"

Detail of "Red Flowers"

Detail of "Red Flowers"
This quilt below is similar to Kathleen Loomis' fine line piecing. 

Martina Hilgert-Vervoot, Germany, "Eifersucht (Envy)"

Detail of "Eifersucht (Envy)"
Below is the Hoffman Challenge 2016 called "Crystalia". 





I love this one.

Jean Impey, San Juan Capistrano, CA, "One Fine Day"

Detail of "One Fine Day"

Fran Razmus, Yuma, AZ, "I Believe in the Quilt Fairy"
Back to the World quilts. Sorry for all the jumping around.

Junko Izawa, Japan, "Fireworks"

Linzi Upton, United Kingdon, "Tartan Tattoo"

Joy Salvage, United Kingdom, "Blue Cabin"
"Machine pieced miniature log cabin. Machine quilted. 100% cotton fabrics, cotton wadding. I love log cabin blocks, and this was created using my stash of blue fabrics. The finished logs are 1/4 inch. There are roughly 6850 pieces of fabric in the quilt."

Detail of "Blue Cabin"

Lynda Jackson, United Kingdom, "Copper Connections"
"While visiting a quilt show I spied this beautiful lustrous fabric and couldn't resist it. I designed the quilt myself, purposely leaving plenty of space to play around the appliques and in the central area. To enhance the central area I used Bethann Nemesh's beading technique between the piecing around the center and in the binding. I quilted it on my longarm with completely freehand quilting tehcniques."

Joe Bennison, United Kingdom, "The Night Parliament"
"This quilt was inspired by my love of owls. The thought of owls watching over a sleeping babe was my start. Putting the owls in the center, in a circle gives an impression of protection and being watched over. The Radiance fabric by Robert Kaufman was the perfect choice to give the soft sheen that I was after, the backing fabric is Moda grunge and I find it hard to decide which side I like best. I used a selection of Magnifico thread to add a beautiful tone to the quilting. The quilt has two layers of wadding."

Detail of "The Night Parliament"

Detail of "The Night Parliament"
The quilt below is stunning.

Sandy Chandler, United Kingdom, "Juno"
"Wholecloth double wedding ring quilt. This quilt is a copy of a quilt I designed and made for my niece and her husband to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. There are 25 rings. Named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Made with cotton fabric and two layers of wool batting. Freehand longarm quilted. Dense background quilting using two different toning cotton threads."

Detail of "Juno"

Detail of "Juno"

Frieda Oxenham, United Kingdom, "Secrets of the City"
"I was lucky enough to win a trip to New York last year courtesy of British Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and P and Q Tours. It has been a huge influence on my recent work. This quilt was inspired by the sight of the many lighted windows in the skyscrapers. They made me wonder about hte lives of the people who make New York City their permanent home. Hand embellished with fabric/paper collaged squares and beads."

Detail of "Secrets of the City"

Detail of "Secrets of the City"

Frieda Oxenham, United Kingdom, "The Long Way Home"

Frieda Oxenham, United Kingdom, "The Long Way Home"

Alicia Merrett, United Kingdom, "Alchemical Elements"

Neil MacGillivray, United Kingdom, "Skara"
Natalia Manley, United Kingdom, "Celestial Dance"
"I wish I could board a spaceship and go explore the universe. Alas, that's highly unlikely, so I'll just have to keep on imaging it. Fused collage of plain and printed 'dress' fabrics on unbleached cotton. Some fabrics have been over painted using permanent inks. Machine quilted and embroidered."

Natalia Manley, United Kingdom, "Celestial Dance"


Detail of "Celestial Dance"

Detail of "Celestial Dance"

Detail of "Celestial Dance"

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group, United Kingdom, "A Kaleidoscope of Kimonos"
"We are a regional contemporary quilt group in Southwest England. Our challenge last year was to make quilts inspired by Japan. So, we made quilted blocks with a kimono design on a blue background. Twenty-three members made a total of 56 blocks, employing a wide variety of hand and machine techniques, vintage kimono fabrics, old 'boro' techniques in various appliqued and folded patterns. All the blocks were used - no judging! The quilt is double sided and extra blocks were used to make the hangings each side."

Detail of "A Kaleidoscope of Kimonos"

Detail of "A Kaleidoscope of Kimonos"

Back of "A Kaleidoscope of Kimonos"
This quilt below "spoke" to me.

Michael Fitchett, United Kingdom, "Heart of the Highlands"
"Machine appliqued with satin stitched edges and machine quilting. Inspired by the style of vintage railway and travel posters. This is a 'Visit Scotland' image incorporating elements from my location sketchbook of the western highlands: Ben Nevis, Caledonian pines, and a fishing vessel. The bold printing block style of posters is translated into fabric pieces, for which I chose a limited set of plain color cottons."

Detail of "Heart of the Highlands"

Detail of "Heart of the Highlands"


This one below is jaw-dropping.


Zena Thorpe, Chatsworth, CA. "Fun and Fancy".

Detail of "Fun and Fancy".

Detail of "Fun and Fancy".

More to come soon.

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