Thursday, May 12, 2016

World Painter's Challenge / 1

If you were asked to create a work of fiber art representing a work of a famous painter, or to make a design of your own choice in the style of that painter, what would you create?  This World Painters Challenge was issued to groups of quilters in Japan, France and the U.S (for details, scroll to the bottom of this post.) This outstanding exhibit is touring AQS QuiltWeek throughout 2016. 

Katsushika Hokusai

Gustav Klimt

Pierre Renoir

Henri Matisse

Joan Miro

Andy Warhol


Georgia O'Keefe

Henri Rousseau

Paul Gauguin

Edgar Degas

About the World Painters Challenge

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix, Arizona.


  1. Fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Lovely work all round!

    But it is a shame they couldn't have used a real translator for the Artists' Statements, instead of Google Translate.

    1. These were the translations supplied to us by both the Japanese and French quilters. We didn't have much control over that part.

  3. How utterly charming! I've followed this blog for a long time, but these quilts have touched my heart. The artists, both paint and cloth, should be proud!

  4. One of my quilting friends is a part of this group. The topics they choose are always fun and challenging and it is so nice to see them here on your post.

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed the exhibit.

  6. Hello Linda! Many thanks to you for coordinating this fabulous exhibit ! We really enjoyed these outstanding quilts. It was a fantastic exhibit at AQS Quilt Week in Phoenix, and it attracted so many admiring viewers. You did a wonderful job on a fascinating topic, and the workmanship is so lovely. Thanks so much again, best wishes, from Marina and Daryl

    1. The real thanks goes to Izumi Takamori, who is the originator of these challenges. I consider myself fortunate to have participated in many of them. Did you see the article in the May edition of American Quilter Magazine?

    2. Yes we did ! We're so glad that "American Quilter" decided to feature this outstanding series of challenge quilts. So interesting !


We love reading each and every comment... thanks for visiting our blog!

Related Posts with Thumbnails