I was lucky enough to be able to visit this show last week http://www.textileart.com.au/ . I am guessing I may be the only member of this board to have done so, so I took some photos to share with you.
These quilts were from the “State of the Art” Exhibition of Art Quilts by Members of Queensland Quilters Inc at the show. They have a website at http://www.qldquilters.com/
The first one that caught my eye was:
Burdekin Sunset by Betty Bull
63cm wide x 58cm high
Silk tops, Angelina, foil strips, leather, felt
This quilt shows a sugar cane fire in North Queensland. My photos don’t do it justice- it was really evocative of a fire. You could almost feel the heat.
Prague Subway by Chris Jones
56.5 cm wide x 53.5 cm high
I snapped this one because it shows a subject that I would never in a million years think of using in a quilt- inspiration is everywhere!
Ebb and Flow by Jane Rundle
Missed the dimensions on this one, sorry.
Satin, polyester fabric with cotton appliqué, machine quilting and beading
This was inspired by a bubbling creek (the earth is red here, in case you are wondering about the colour choice).
If my Life were a Garden, by Michelle Steel
116cm wide by 147cm high
Cotton, hand stamped, machine quilted
I liked this because it was almost very regular, but also a bit crazy. Quite like my own garden…
Jewelled Sky, by Melissa Zillmann
138cm wide by 78cm high
Muslin, assorted fabric, lace doily, beads, acrylic paint, appliqué, beading
The lucky artist was inspired by the view from her own deck.
Do you think she picked the sashing first?!!
If my life were a garden
Burdekin Sunset detail
Ebb and Flow