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.
Magic Carpet by Suet-Fern Lee of Singapore. Gewitterhimmel
(Thunderstorm) by Brigitte Morgenroth of Kassel, Germany. (Honorable Mention)
King’s Parade by Suet-Fern Lee of Singapore.
Ring of Stars by Sharon Hansen of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. (Second Place)
The Waltz by Kiyomi Takayanagi Kitanagoya of Aichi, Japan.
Lace by Victoria Findlay Woolfe and Lisa Sipes of New York, New York.
Reptile Wisdom by Karen Stone of Beaumont, Texas. (First Place)
A Square Pattern by Tadoko Nagasawa of Yokohama, Japan.
It turns out I am missing a few. How can this be? Well, if you have ever been to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, you would understand–there are so many quilts!
I tracked down almost all of the missing ones via the internet.
Contemporary Sampler #1 by Mary Bauer of Crestwood, Kentucky. (Third Place)
Log Cabin Spiral by Mary Cannizzaro of So Salem, New York.
Green Miles by Peggy Kragnes of Felton, Minneapolis.
Unfortunately, I could not find the quilt Glory by Cindy Robinson of Athens, Alabama.
I am very sorry about this. If you have a picture of this quilt, I’d love to add it to this blog post.
These were just amazing! So glad you posted.Glad you got home safely..must be a big adjustment..Be well
Traditional but yet a sprinkle of modern, too! Thank you and welcome home.
Thanks so much for sending the photos of these quilts. I was blown away with the traditional ones with the contemporary flair to most of them. Especially the sensitivities/sensibilities of the ones from abroad. Quilting is truly an international art and craft. Hated to miss seeing you in Charlotte. So close yet so far away. Life sometimes gets in the way–man plans and God laughs! Carole