Friday, May 3, 2024

All About the Quilts On Off the Wall Friday

A Fantasy Garden, Christine Weise/Shelley Cassatta

You know when you go to a Sewing & Quilting Expo, you are overwhelmed by the amount of things to buy and classes to take.  Well at least that was how it was for me during the recent Cleveland Expo.  It was a lot!  But tucked in the back of the Expo were rows of black curtains, filled with the most gorgeous quilts!  SAQA had shared a few exhibitions and there were also some from the North Texas Quilt Festival.  The exhibit was so stunning, I ended up going through it 3 times during the day.  I thought I would share some of the highlights!

Crumbling, Janet Windsor

This piece was so stunning in person.  The texture that Janet brought to life was amazing. It was crazy! Here is a detail
Detail, Crumbling, Janet Windsor

Tiger's Eye, Heather Pregger

I love this piece because #1 it's by Heather Pregger and I love her work (she's so good at the whole improve piecing thing). #2  It's a terrific study in value.  #3  She achieves amazing movement with all straight lines.
The Language of Trees, Victoria Findley Wolfe

Symmetry, rhythm and movement is the story of this piece.  Plus - Victoria Findley Wolfe - enough said!

Sea Glass, Nancy Goodman

I found the composition of this piece brilliant - it's circular emphasis with a lot of rhythm thrown in to add interest.  Also, that palette is HOT - yellow, green, teal, orange with a great use of neutrals - brown and black.
Nice Ice #1, Caryl Fallert-Gentry

Yep, you read that right. This was made by Caryl Fallert-Gentry.  Obviously it's a huge departure from her other series.  Techniques she used were photographed digitally painted, thread painted and machine quilted.  Another great use of brown as a neutral.

There were so many more.  It truly was a feast for the eyes!!

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Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Wow, what quilts!!! Thanks for sharing them!!!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Thanks for sharing those! Wowosa! Our Expo is not nearly as impressive.

Chantal said...

Those quilts are so amazing! I have no idea how Janet did that Crumbling quilt. I'm floored! Thanks for sharing the pictures. ;^)

sonja said...

you got me at pebbles.... i read how Janet composed "Crumbling" on SAGA site
that left me in awe.Thank you for sharing this gem!!