Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quiltations for the New Year 2013 - Part I

A very Happy New Year to all of our readers. Best wishes for love, peace, and prosperity in 2013 ! From the River City Quilter's Guild quilt show in November, 2012, we bring you "Quiltations", a combination of the word "quilt" and "quotations."  Quiltations are art quilts, with memorable sayings, or words of wisdom displayed on the quilt.  We're displaying some quiltations that we think are especially notable.

Art,  18 x 24", by Sandra Torguson

Sandra Torguson has achieved a sophisticated, minimalist look here with complementary colors. The circular mandala design is offset by geometric double cross-hatched background quilting. The challenging kaleidoscopic block was inspired by Paula Nadelstern's work.   At her website, Sandra's Mixed Bag, Sandra explains: "My art quilt group gave themselves a challenge to create an 18x24 quilt that has lettering. Well, that was pretty easy for me, the one in the group who was a calligrapher." Her calligraphy is shown below.

 Close-up of Art by Sandra Torguson

This definition of "Art" by Constance Howard says :  "The expression of a personality in a particular way, through individual creative work, the development of an idea that opens the eyes of others to a different outlook on a subject."

Life is a Miracle, 18 x 24, by Lori Wisheropp

Honorable Mention winner in the category of  All Other Techniques,  Lori's radiant sunflower stands out very well against a weathered, rustic background of brown with beige streaks. 

Really, 18 x 24, by Helen Burke

Helen won a Judge's Choice Award for her whimsical depiction of  expensive, high fashion shoe styles and the possible agony involved in wearing them. Her quote of  twentieth century American humor writer Dorothy Parker's wry comment,  "What Fresh Hell is This" seems very apt on this quilt.

In this close-up, you can see Helen's applique work, attractively embellished with feathers, beads, and  machine quilting.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. Although I tend to think "Art" should be able to stand on its own without words, my last quilted item of the year also had a quote.:)


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