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.