Friday, July 26, 2013

Some of My Favourite Quilts.

At Taupo Symposium 2013 ( Fabric Art Festival ) there were several different exhibitions of quilts. The Great Lakes Centre housed the large main Exhibition.

 This is the sloping walkway at the start of the show.
 There were more quilts on display than I have seen anywhere else. What a visual feast!
 Here are just a few of the ones I liked the most.
 Misty Morn by Sheryl Meech. ( she won the Totally Taupo Challenge. )
 Fifteen, by Camilla Watson. ( this won the Professional Art quilt section )
 Sue Weston made this from recycled wool. Such a simple bright snugly quilt - fabrics getting a second chance. Well done !
 Daughter of Neptune by Trancien Bot.  (Sorry it is not straight ) The quilting texture gave this amazing movement.
 Turning by Sheryl Meech.
 This is a tiny bit of detail from Mary Transom's Kings Garden.
Amazing thread work there.
 Gleaming by Jancy McClellan - Ryan was part of a trunk show of tiny works  from USA. It was difficult to photograph these as they were all covered with reflective acetate.

 Gloria Loughman's, Grass Trees is my all time favourite quilt.
 I was lucky enough to spend 2 days in class with Gloria . What a lovely person and great teacher. More on her in a later post. ( she told me this quilt is also her husband's favourite of all her work. ) The colours are so stunning.
 More quilts and class work, next post.
( I am still coughing and not totally over my cold! blah!.)

5 comments:

Maureen said...

Lucky you Ali, I would have loved to get down to see the exhibitions but didn't make it

Sooziii said...

some beautiful quilts there Ali, and such a beautiful and airy venue!

Jennifer said...

Lovely quilts, and that hall is stunning!

loulee said...

Oooh! I may have to visit in future years.
Amazing creations, thank you for sharing.

Molly said...

Oooh! Lovely....I like Neptune's Daughter (amazing quilting!) and The King's garden best!