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Art Painted surface quilts from the International Quilt Festival 2016.

The hype of the wonderful IQA Houston Quilt show has ended and now that I have good internet,

I can finally share some of the quilts that I love and have huge admiration for.

What do you look for in a quilt?

I look for design, depth, visual impact and meaning. I personally think that the quilting should  be outstanding  at this level.

Art Painted Surface.

This is a quilt I admired a lot.

Compassion, by Hollis Chatelain, Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Where is the voice for African Women/Girls. Where is the voice for African Elephants, Where is the compassion?

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This quilt is stunning.

King Bird of Paradise, by Susan Ennis, and Ginny Eckley, Humble, Texas.

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Studying this quilt further, I just love the detailed tile pattern that has been illustrated and quilted into the background. Very clever and beautifully executed.

Splash.

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Color me Quilted, Coleen Barnhardt, Oregon City, Oregon.

This quilt started as a red motion whole cloth design in which I stitched with black thread on white fabric. It was then punted with textile paint and heat set for color permanency.

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Jacobs treasures, by Susan Fletcher King, Houston Texas.

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Beauty in the blues, Andrea Brokenshire, Round Rock, Texas.

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Oscar the Great, Nancy Street Martin and Karen Sister, Owensboro, Kentucky.

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The picnic, Gail Thomas, Vernon, British Colombia, Canada.

Srunning artwork by Gail. The child in me adores this piece.

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That’s Amore by Barbara Forrister, Austin, Texas.

6 Comments

  1. Carol E says

    I was in Houston and just took so many random photos… I wish I had concentrated on looking for what really stupefied me. I don’t even remember most of these, except the one by Hollis. I loved that one, too. I took a class from her, but just a kind of glorified lecture.. way cool to watch her paint and quilt, but it was not a hands-on class for me.

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