World Quilt Competition XVII - On Tour
|See the exciting international entries of the 2013 World Quilt Competition XVII - On Tour along with ribbon winning entries from the United States. This outstanding collection of quilts highlights the skills of quilters from around the world: Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pictured: Let's Go Party! by Keiko Ike, Japan. |
Sponsored by Coats & Clark, Handi Quilter, ABM International/Innova and www.worldquilt.com / Mancuso Show Management.
Manipulations - Eti David, Israel
I love fabrics ... we all do! However, let’s try to understand what we do with them and how we deal with them. We buy the fabric, cut it, sew it, piece it, dye it, stamp it, fuse it, quilt it and so on. What we are doing is manipulating our fabrics. In this small exhibition, I try to show various ways of manipulating and dealing with my fabrics. Enjoy!
All Tucked Up: Quilts by Jennie Rayment, England
Marvel over Jennie Rayment’s innovative and ingenious designs featuring many of her novel and intriguingly different and highly individual techniques. From embellishment and manipulation, origami and geometry, abstract and formal, this is material magic! Although Jennie often creates in simple muslin, this display features several colored pieces from various books. Come and see a little fabric fiddling - it’s fast, fun and Oh sew easy!
Blind Eye: The Result of Doing Nothing
Midwest members of The Surface Design Association
|Too often today we see tragic situations that result from the lack of action. This exhibition hopes to explore the destructive results of ignoring a situation or people’s ignorance to thinking everything will be okay when they choose to not get involved in making the world a better place. Left: The Golden Chair by Jeanette Thompson|
Children’s Artwork Quilts
|Quilts, by their very nature, evoke a myriad of emotions. Shannon Shirley’s Children’s Artwork quilts reflect pure joy! You cannot help but smile when you look at the variety of textiles she has created to immortalize our children’s creativity. She has found a way to capture the very essence of children’s talents and the inherent pride in their artwork. Everyone has at one time, received a precious piece of children’s artwork. These come from our children, nieces, nephews or that special little one who lives down the block. They are presented to us as priceless works of art and we often lament the fact that these scraps of paper do not stand the test of time. Shannon has given us a way to allow these treasured pieces to bring us joy for many years to come. This collection of quilts is from Shannon’s new book, Creating Children’s Artwork Quilts. Shannon Shirley, curator.|
Color Wheel of Emotions
|Cultures universally associate colors with emotions using them to describe a mood or express a feeling. Anthropologists and businesses alike hypothesize about the role colors play within a community and how to anticipate a reaction. In contemporary society a person may be feeling blue or turn green with envy. Red is often associated with strength while yellow is a happy color. These works were designed to convey a sense of emotion or feeling expressed by the artists. Curated by Carol R. Eaton, Studio Arts Quilt Associates.|
A Common Path - Quilters’ Innovative Design
“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long, brown path before me leading where I choose.”
Song of the Open Road, Walt Whitman
This year the QID group challenged themselves with a distinctive ribbon-like fabric path which travels through all their quilts. As Whitman saw his path leading to “where I choose,” so too, the quilters take this opportunity to interpret their individual paths. They use distinctive fabrics and colors in this creative challenge, held together by a Common Path.
Curve Appeal - Gone to Pieces Quilters
The Gone to Pieces Quilters have been meeting in Stuart, Florida since 1995. We were all at different levels of quilting expertise and over the years the beautiful quilts are becoming award winning examples of our work. We submit suggestions each year for our Challenge quilts. The 2013 Quilt Challenge that won the vote was Curve Appeal. This was open to any and all interpretations of the title; the only restriction was the size which was limited to 40” in length. We are delighted to share these quilts with the World Quilt Show - Florida in 2014.
Delphinium Field presented by Artistic Expressions
The gorgeous Delphinium flower is the subject of the Delphinium Field exhibit. Delphiniums are tall, stately plants with showy flowers and branching spikes. Each flower has 5 petal-like sepals with 2 or 4 true petals in the center. We think of these as blue and purple plants, but Delphiniums may have blue, red, or yellow flowers. Delphinium Field, exhibited by Artistic Expressions, is a display of the fabulous Delphinium flower represented in each artist’s chosen color and style. The art quilts are 18” wide by 28” high in portrait orientation. To learn more about Artistic Expressions and the artists please visit our blog at http://5artisticexpressions.blogspot.com/.
Left: "Floral Lure" by Linda Friedman.
Galaxy of Stars - Quilt Guild by the Sea
Each participating guild member is creating a star quilt. Guild members are selecting a star of their choice and can make any size quilt up to a twin size. All of the star quilts must be pieced and not appliquéd. The Quilt Guild by the Sea hopes you enjoy their lovely quilts on display.
Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida
Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida’s Quilt Collection: As a new guild that started in 2009, we have been making one quilt a year for our own quilt collection. The 5 quilts in the guild’s collection showcase some of our members great talents. Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida Mini Quilt Swap with Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Africa: In 2012, the Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Florida joined in a mini quilt swap with members of the Hibiscus Quilt Guild of South Africa. These are the 27 mini quilts our guild received from South Africa. The hand work and quilting by our new friends is breath-taking.
The Hoffman Challenge
The Clothing: The clothing shows the versatility of stitchers who made a variety of garments from simple to elegant to artistic. Enjoy seeing the ways of manipulating fabric, how using metallic thread and fabric add a sparkle, and the special touches added by embellishments.
|Started in 1988, the Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt, clothing, and doll collection. This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The Challenge started with ninety-four enthusiastic quilters, and in some years, the number of entries has now grown to more than seven hundred. The Hoffman Challenge is sponsored by Mancuso Show Management. Left: 2013 Hoffman Challenge fabric - Peacock Gold. |
The Quilts: Designs are chosen for their creative use of the chosen fabric. This collection includes top entries and prize winners from the Pieced, Appliquéd and Mixed Techniques categories.
The Dolls: Notice the artistic way the challenge fabric is a part of each doll or its clothing.
Magnified View presented by Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
Get up close and personal with anything to admire the details: radish, abalone, opal, diamond, plant, even the Milky Way. Our twenty artists explored magnified views of subjects in as great a variety of techniques as their subject matter. City streets and the tangled threads on a sewing room floor came under scrutiny. What a diverse and interesting world we live in, when we take the time to look at the Magnified View.
The Martin County Quilters 2013 Challenge
|Martin County Quilters, an eight-year-old guild in Stuart, Florida, has an annual challenge to encourage members to stretch their talents and to inspire other quilters. Proud to have all levels of quilters from beginners to multiple “Best of Show” winners, the 2013 challenge was designed to elicit quilts with the “wow” factor. The Black and White with the Option of One or Two Accent Colors challenge sets the quilters on a path of high contrast. The use of one or two accent colors was limited to a combined total of twenty-five percent and was optional. Expressing the size requirement in perimeter inches (120-160) was done to encourage consideration of non-standard shapes, while the one-person quilt requirement will demand beginning-to-end engagement. You will be amazed at the creativity! Pictured: Masters of Mystery by Carol Cheek.|
Not Your Traditional Nine Patch: The Signature Art Quilters
|Working with a size limit of 42” on any side (and not a square), we were challenged to design a series of nine (more or less) “quiltlets” that were to be united by design, color, theme, or a unifying factor of our own choosing. These pieces were then to be attached to each other, not in a traditional way, but connected in an altogether new way formulated by each of us. For more information please email email@example.com. Left: Quilt by Helene Kusnitz.|
|Pretty Planet is an exhibit of art quilts inspired by the beauty of the earth. Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition find inspiration in the environment, the people, and the joy of living in a wonderful world. Whether firmly planted in the soil or soaring through the sky, their art absorbs and reflects this pretty planet. |
Left: "Big Sky" by Trish Williams.
Quilt as Desired
Twenty-four vintage tops have been “Quilted as Desired” by some of the best long arm quilters in our business. Together we have taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide our quilt worlds become blurred. Curated by Mary Kerr.
Quilters Treasure Challenge 2013
The winning entries of Quilters Treasure’s 9th annual challenge were announced at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. The theme was “____?_____ into the Wild Blue Yonder” (you fill in the blank). Entrants were to use the challenge fabric “Ocean Blue” from the Quilters Treasure line of fabric. A new Wearable Art category was added in 2006. Sponsors for this challenge included Singer Sewing Machine, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Quilters Rule, Barb’s Original and Morgan Products. Quilter’s Treasure’s 10th challenge was announced January 1, 2013; visit QuiltersTreasure.com for details and an entry form.