I am a bit sideways in my life right now–as in I’m back home in the far north, but I am still on east coast time! As a way to transition back into civilian life, I’m going to spend some time sharing the quilts from the IQA exhibit.
I’d like to start with one of my favorite categories–the Traditional Pieced Quilt. Nothing makes me happier really than to see a beautiful pieces traditional quilt. It’s like seeing your Grandma I think. There is such perfection in this medium when it is done right. The number of pieces exhibited in this category was quite small. I am not sure what that is–where there few submissions? few quality works? or were the judges just crazy about digital imagery and pictorial quilts? I’m going to think that.
In no particular order, here are the quilts shown in the IQA Traditional Pieced category.
Lilly Pad by Patti Van Oordt and Cory Allender of St. George, Utah.
I tracked down almost all of the missing ones via the internet.
Contemporary Sampler #1 by Mary Bauer of Crestwood, Kentucky. (Third Place)
I am very sorry about this. If you have a picture of this quilt, I’d love to add it to this blog post.