Thursday, May 14, 2020

Quilt Arizona 2020 ! Day 5

In February, when life was still "normal" , we attended the 2020 Quilt Arizona! Show which is an outstanding display of statewide quilts from the Arizona Quilters' Guild. This year's theme was "Desert Stars". We hope you enjoy these highlights from the show !

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Perito Moreno Glacier by Georgia Heller


It's been said that if you only visit one glacier in your life, Perito Moreno would be a good one to pick. It towers above the turquoise glacial water of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park. Georgia Heller's stunning quilt is based on this natural wonder. Entered in the Pictorial category, Georgia says, "I took a photo of the glacier from a boat, manipulated it in Photoshop, printed the image on fabric and quilted it."


Waterfall 1 by Rose Swarts


This beaded fabric art quilt was entered in the Theme category, Desert Stars.  Rose Swarts says, "The desert night sky has always awed and inspired me.  This is how I imagine it might look from Havasupai Falls."  This little quilt is embellished with hundreds of interesting beads, representing the falls, rocks, and stars, and hand embroidered.


Sunshine by Diana Jones, quilted by Sue Bruner


Inspired by the Phoenix (Arizona) Zoo, this quilt was constructed using 100 foundation paper pieces.  The pattern The Giraffe Abstractions is by Violet Craft.  Diana Jones says, "I changed the colors to reflect the colors I see at the Phoenix Zoo... The Phoenix Zoo is my Desert Star.  It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride... This quilt is titled 'Sunshine' in honor of one of the giraffes.  Sunshine is a 5-year-old Masai giraffe, 13 feet tall and weighs 1400 pounds."


Urbanologie by Susan Fleming, quilted by Pat Roche


We admire the excellent use of color in this fun quilt.  Susan Fleming says, "This quilt pushed all my buttons. [I] loved the design... it helped me with curved piecing.  [I] used up lots of my stash and it came out looking great.  The design is Urbanologie by Sew Kind of Wonderful." 
The closeup photo, below,  shows Susan's skillful piecing, and Sue Bruner's professional quilting.


My Splendid Sampler by Wanda Dix


Sampler quilts are so much fun, and this one is exceptional in every way. It won a Blue Ribbon in the Scrap-Solo category. Wanda Dix said she used over 210 fabrics and 32 thread colors for the quilting.  The blocks are based on the online Splendid Sampler Project 1 by Jane Davidson and Pat Sloan.  Check out the cute quilting on the flower, shown below.


Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2020 Quilt Arizona show.

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