Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 International Quilt Festival, Part 4

“Return of the Grackle” by Diane Rusin Doran
won third place in the Digital Imagery category
http://www.dianedoran.com/
“Return of the Grackle” was perhaps my favorite piece at Festival this year. It is very magical looking, and creates such a wonderful, mysterious mood. I love the colors, especially the little bits of pinky-purple in the grackle’s wing. There is a lot of movement in this piece, too, from the branches that arc diagonally across the piece, and from the angle of the bird and the way he is looking up and over to the upper left corner. Up close, there is a lot of texture, too. Here is a detail shot:
“Return of the Grackle” by Diane Rusin Doran


“Drifting Currents” by Leslie Rego
http://www.leslierego.com
“Hanging by a Thread” by Nadine Sanders
and the Hanging By a Thread Quilt Group
won first place in the Group category
“Leafing Large” by Laura Wasilowski
http://www.artfabrik.com/
“Feel the Chill” by Nancy Sterett Martin
http://www.quilt-patches.com
“Adobe Shadow Dance” by Michelle M. Jackson
http://quiltfashions.com/fibar-art-gallery/
“Long Road Home” by Peggy Parrott
http://www.peggyparrott.com
“Wrapped In Gentleness” by Hiromi Yokota won second place
in the Merit Quilting, Hand category
“Wrapped In Gentleness” (detail) by Hiromi Yokota
“Daffodils” by Barbara Holtzman
“Backgammon” by Liza Prior Lucy
and Kaffe Fassett, quilted by Judy Irish
http://www.gloriouscolor.com/
http://www.kaffefassett.com
“Spring Revival” by Deborah Kemball
“Spring Revival” (detail) by Deborah Kemball
“Doors Across Austin” by Kathy York
http://aquamoonartquilts.blogspot.com/
“Visions of Fairy Tales Danced in My Head”
by Margery Hedges http://www.hedgesstuff.com

GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on this post before noon EST on Monday, November 15. Tell me which of the quilts in this post you liked best, and why. I'll pull one name at random and send that person this HandiQuilter tote bag, and a DVD from their “Quilter's Academy” series called “Longarm Basics: Series One – Crosshatching” (26 minutes).

There’s still a bit more Quilt Market loot to give away in my next few posts, so please come back for a chance to win! 

WE HAVE A WINNER! Laura T. won the tote bag and DVD. 

23 comments:

  1. My favorite is "Doors Across Austin". I love doors. They make me want to walk through them. The person in the quilt meanders through Austin past all the doors but doesn't see them. S/he prefers looking down. It makes me want to walk along side and point out the doors! I love the way s/he gets larger and larger...good perspective. I also love the stripes...what fun picking those fabrics.

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  2. "Leafing Large" by Laura Wasilowski really jumped out at me. I love the colors and was trying to see the quilting. It just felt happy and fun. It really made me want to put on gloves and feel it up close!

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  3. I love "Return of the Grackle" as well. It is a beautiful piece. I would love to learn to make quilts like this. The texture adds a lot. It would be nice to see the quilt close up in person.

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  4. I think the Visions of Fairy Tales Danced in my Head is my favourite (not that they aren't all fantastic!) because I LOVE art that depicts a whole bunch of stuff going on at the same time! I find it fascinating that I don't know where to look and am amazed that artists can portray such busy works with such cohesiveness! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  5. My favorite would be Doors Across Austin. I've followed Kathy York blog and love her work and the message of the quilt about her son.
    Laura T

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  6. Oh my gosh, Susan, you are so nice! Thank you for the kind words!

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  7. "Visions of Fairy Tales Danced in my Head". It's a fun quilt. Beautiful imagery.

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  8. Doors Across Austin. I liked the doors, but also the grid, the 'trail', the simplicity and especially the figure who seems sad somehow but its not a sad quilt. Makes me think!

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  9. I also liked 'Leafing Large' by Laura Wasilowski. Her colours are bright & vibrant. Happy quilts!

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  10. I like "Leafing Large", love LW's work and her use of bright color

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  11. "The Return of the Grackle" is, I think, such a magical piece because of the luminescence which the artist has created. I love it. (even though I don't like grackles!)

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  12. For me it's Drifting Currents. I'm in a brown/rust color mood and I love the flow through the piece.

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  13. I like Doors Across Austin, mainly because of the colors. Thanks for the generous giveaway:)

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  14. This one was a tough choice. I'm curious about the "Doors Across Austin."

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  15. My favorite pieces are "Return of the Grackle" and "Adobe Shadow Dance". Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Well it is BackGammon, but I would also have to pick 'Drifting Currrents' , as it is a fellow Canadian=)

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  17. I agree Return of the Grackle” by Diane Rusin Doran
    would have to be my favourite too Just love the colours, texture and the mood too, however
    Spring Revival” by Deborah Kemball is a mighty close second :-)

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  18. “Daffodils” by Barbara Holtzman makes me smile!

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  19. Door Across Austin. The repeating pattern and the colors actually entice the eye to wander through the entire quilt.

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  20. "Hanging by a Thread" - I love portrait quilts - I wish I had that talent!

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  21. I have seen Doors Across Austin in person, and it is wonderful, but this time I have to go with Return of the Grackle. What an amazing quilt!

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  22. My favorite is The Return of the Grackle because of the amazing light and colours captured

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  23. "Adobe Shadowdance" literally jumped at me. The quilter captured light and shadow so beautifully. It has a photographic and painterly quality all at the same time. Of course, every single one is absolutely brilliant....Thank you for sharing!

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