I just got back from New Zealand, well, I arrived back in Anchorage on October 7, and now I am departing again. Too quick for much more than an underwear change—okay, a wash and change.
Before I leave on my next and final trip of 2019, I would like to share a quick, fun bit of eye candy.
The New Zealand Quilt Symposium was awesome. Check out my view from the hotel window.
Aussie and Kiwi quilters have a reputation of being hard working, good natured, and creative.
They all lived up to their reputations in spades.
A favorite side event, which I would like to share here now, was the exhibition PASSION and PROPORTION II—Improvisation with a Dash of Repetition.
This exhibition was on view during the Symposium at the St. George Church Hall and featured twelve 2 meter by two meter quilts created by New Zealand and Australian quilt artists who have been studying with Nancy Crow.
These are big people. 6 1/2 feet by 6 1/2 feet.
Crow has traveled to New Zealand to teach 20 students every other year for almost eight years.
Many of the artists exhibiting in the exhibition have studied with Crow in 2011, 2013, and 2017.
The final workshop for these students will be conducted in 2020.
Kathy Anso is the driving force behind the exhibition and the workshops offered by Crow in New Zealand.
She worked as a docent throughout the exhibition. When the gallery was empty, Anso stitched.
While the exhibition was not juried, Anso encourage all of the artists to share their very best work.
While the pieces varied greatly in composition, the large size of the pieces unified the exhibition.
As a uneducated American, I, at first, thought the words next to the artist’s names were titles of works.
After awhile, I wondered why so many of the artist’s had chosen to name their pieces after locations.
Then it dawned on me. These were not titles.
These were the locations of each artist.
The venue was incredible.
Light and airy.
Such beautiful work in a lovely setting. I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of PASSION AND PROPORTION II.