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Thread: Salt Lake City Quilt Show, Part 2: Irena Bluhm

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    HOLY COW- I took 350 pictures at this show!

    In order to break them down, I will do them in sections.
    Here is the link to yesterday's posting
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-121344-1.htm

    Today's entry will focus on just one artist- Irena Bluhm. She's a previous show winner and does some awesome work. I will do one work per entry- please let me make several posts before starting to comment, so that those new to this thread can have all the pictures toward the beginning.

    I will make one entry per quilt displayed, and give you part of the write up that tells you how she did it, book that it was featured in, etc.

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    First quilt: Plumes of Feathers
    Featured in Quilts of a Different Color book
    "All the quilting was done with color applied using colored pencils and textile medium to set the color.
    Stitched on white bleached muslin with two layers of batting- Hobbs 80/20 and Quilters Dream Puff."
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    Sunflower Parade
    Featured in Bluhming Background Designs 2 by Irena Bluhm
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    Paula's Stars
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    The Birds and the Bees
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    WOW! Thanks for sharing! Those are gorgeous!

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    Unnamed? Featured in Bluhming Background Designs 2
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    Irena is so talented! She has also developed the "Work Station" for the Gammill longarms and has a couple of books out for that. The designs that she does with those are also unbelieveable. I bought one of her books for the work stations but I haven't tried any of the designs yet. If you get a chance to talk with her you definitely should, she is very interesting and extremely friendly and loves to share her knowledge.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I saw these quilts and many more in September in Tacoma, WA at Innovations.

    Thanks,
    Sherryl
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    PS - if you have any pictures of the quilts that Sharon Schamber (sp) did I would love to see those too.

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    Synchronized Dance

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    Up close detail
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    AMAZING... I feel so unworthy!

    There must be POUNDS of thread in each of her quilts.

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    WOWZER :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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    Gorgeous pictures!

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    Not sure about this last set, if they belong all together, but here goes.
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    Again, not sure where these were part of....
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    Ok, that's it for tonight's posting- watch for another set of quilts from all different artists tomorrow in part 3!

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    WOW !!!!!!! now who didn't like coloring in when they were a kid, this just takes wuilting to a whole new level. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle
    WOW !!!!!!! now who didn't like coloring in when they were a kid

    I know, right? On Muslin, she used "plain old colored pencils"- the kinds you buy at Walmart- and fabric medium. Muslin is a cheaper fabric, the colored pencils will be on sale in a month or two for back to school sales, and my bottle of fabric medium has lasted me forever. Anyone can do this!!!

    But, seriously, at the show they had patterns that were already quilted for the outline ready for people to purchase, for those that felt that they couldn't quilt their own outside border to color in.

    The Satin projects she said the colored pencils didn't work, but she used the Shiva Paint sticks.

    I've had success with any watercolor pencils and fabric medium, but my work isn't anywhere near this level. I'm just a baby trying his first word, while Irena is a world class poet!

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    I don't know what to say!! AMAZING!!

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    Only thing I can think to say is WOW! Those are some awesome quilts.

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