Thursday, May 28, 2015

Quilt National 3 -- more representational quilts

Yesterday I showed a bunch of photorealistic imagery; now let's go down the spectrum a bit and see quilts with looser realism -- but still no question about what is being depicted.  Today I'll show you some having to do with people; tomorrow, with nature.

Diane Siebels, Head 7 (detail below)

This was a major prizewinner; probably the judges were intrigued, as I was, by the hand stitching that held the multicolored fabrics to the black backing.

Ruth de Vos, The Boundless Energy of Children

Cynthia Friedman, Global Reflections

Kate Gorman, A Keeper of Secrets and Parakeets

Dinah Sargeant, Dog Dreams (detail below)

Susan Shie, The Pie of Life: Page of Wooden Spoons in the Kitchen Tarot

Pam RuBert, London -- Wish You Were Hair

Kristin LaFlamme, 'Murica

Wen Redmond, The Creative Hand

An interesting mix of techniques in this batch of quilts, from piecing to applique to painting.  I'd wait a while before declaring representation dead at Quilt National.


  1. Wow! Thanks so much for showing these.

  2. I had to stop and stare at the first image, the artistic creation of the profile is indescribably beautiful. The work you share, as well as the work you create, is very inspirational. Thank you for showing these.

  3. Love the "head7" piece!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Passing judgement on something before you've seen it is never a good thing. Thanks for sharing the images for those of us who can't visit and have to wait for our catalogue to arrive.