Monday, November 10, 2014
Q = A = Q 4 -- more winners
Well, you knew that I couldn't be a juror without finding some great pieced quilts to put in the show. Much as I enjoy seeing the wide variety of surface design techniques and the imaginative use of applique, I get all misty at the sight of a neatly pieced quilt, nice and flat, all the raw edges sewed under, preferably enhanced by careful quilting.
What could be simpler -- or more elegant -- than two forms in conversation, one somewhat ominously descending into the other one's territory. Only five seams in the whole quilt, but perfectly matched where the yellow one "dips."
And by the way, here's the quilt I liked better:
Great color choices, especially the orange against the green; almost-but-not-quite symmetrical composition; unconventional shape; strong figure-ground tension. I see huge doors opening in the center.
I'll write more about pieced quilts tomorrow, because there were lots that I loved. Meanwhile, Quilts = Art = Quilts continues at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY, through January 4. It's certainly worth a visit if you're anywhere nearby.