Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quilt Festival, Part II

Here are a few more award-winning quilts:

Denise Havlan's "Shannon's Bantam" won the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Artistry.

Gina Perkes won The Future of Quilting Award sponsored by Tin Lizzie 18 for her quilt, "Tuscan Sun."

I had a blast in Judy Coates Perez's class, where we collaged paper images on fabric, then painted it. Judy's quilt "Moon Garden" won an honorable mention in the Art-Painted Surface category (I'll try to get a photo of it in the next few days). Here is Judy, with camera and tape in hand:

This is Faith Cleary of Houston (below). I'm so glad I picked a seat next to her; we had a wonderful time chatting and lunching together, and she is such a nice person. Faith's company is called Dolce Amico (sweet friend in Italian) and she makes the most amazing thread-painted pet portraits, and puts them on purses, totes, apparel and director's chairs.

She captures such expression in these little guys!

Here's part of the collaged fabric I created in the class:

This was a very fun technique, and Judy is a generous and fun teacher. Don't miss a chance to take a class with her if you can. What should I make with this half yard of fabric? Hmmm...

Quilt Festival, Part I

Caryl Bryer Fallert won the HandiQuilter Best of Show Award for her "On the Wings of a Dream."

Meticulously hand appliqued "Garden of Dream" by Fusalo Takido of Japan won the Founders Award.

"Hearts and Garlands" by Liz Jones (below)

"Once Upon a Christmas Night" by Sieglinde Schoen Smith.

"In Hiding" by Barbara Sharpel.

Ayako Kawakami won the Robert S. Cohan Master Award for Traditional Artistry for "Santa Clause Has Come to Kirara’s Hometown!" Look at the gorgeous embroidery and French knots in the border:

"Clam Session" by Karen Stone (below) won the Maywood Studio Master Award for Innovative Artistry.

"Protection" by Hollis Chatelain.

"Tribute to Tolkein" by Sue McCarty.

Judy Coates Perez at Open Studios/Make it University.

Judy Gula teaches participants at Make It University how to make a collaged mini-purse.

Pokey Bolton in the Quilting Arts booth.

Jane Davila and her husband Carlos (who is a marvelous painter) in her booth.

SAQA representatives for the state of Texas Mary Ann Littlejohn and Laurie Brainerd man the Studio Art Quilt Associates desk near the SAQA exhibits.

SAQA’s Portfolio 16 is hot off the presses. It contains work by SAQA's Professional Artist Members, and is beautifully produced. You can order it in the bookstore on the SAQA website.

"Midnight in the Garden" by Paula Byrd.

"Broken Dishes" by Maria Elkins.

View of the Convention Center from the Hilton.

Live oaks near the Museum District.