Thursday, January 3, 2013

Quiltations for the New Year - Part 2

To welcome in the New Year, here are more lovely and thought-provoking "Quiltation" art quilts from the River City Quilters' Guild  in Sacramento, California.

Let There Be Light by Kathy Orsburn

Kathy's contemporary  vertical pieces arranged in a circular pattern capture the brilliance of exploding stars or the universe coming into creation. Tulle netting embellishes the center of this piece in which cool hues predominate.

Home by Jan Soules

The quote "There's no place like home" is characterized by cozy earth tones in a comfortable and serene backyard setting, surrounded by nature.

Close-up of Home by Jan Soules

In this close-up, you can see  Jan's  precise applique work and pretty embroidery stitches used for very effective embellishment.

The Journey by Kari Bauer

Kari uses a quote by Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computer, "The Journey is the Destination" to create an ethereal effect of a  night sky, surrounded by a lighter clamshell motif.

Close-up of The Journey

Kari's work seems to be a tribute to a hand quilter, who carefully and painstakingly pursues her craft with thimble and needle.

Sticks and Stones by Sunni Hamilton at 13 Dandelions


Elegant calligraphy is juxtaposed against a background of woodsy batiks to display the old saying, "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me."  The extensive embroidery that lines the tree trunk gives a fresh, three-dimensional work to this landscape-inspired quilt, which is embellished with real sticks and stones!

It Is None of Your Business What Others Think of You by Susan Sprague

Set against the starry sky of the universe and an abstract background,  modern dance choreographer Martha Graham's words seem to be very apt and worthy of philosphical reflection.

Image credits: All photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


  1. Very interesting. It makes me think back to the times I have added words, and the reasons.

  2. Wow I absolutely love love "Let There Be Light by Kathy Orsburn", very creative! Its so excited when I see something different...inspires me to keep trying:)

  3. Wow - what fantastic pieces of art. Love, Love, Love 'Let There Be Light' by Kathy Orbsurn. Stunning quilt. Also 'Sticks and Stones', in fact I love all of them.

  4. Thanks so much for these comments. We were really impressed with this art quilt group and we agree that these pieces are stunning. There are so many talented artists in this guild!


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