The PIQF in Santa Clara, CA displayed a remarkable array of every type of quilt and fiber art. It really blew me away to see what people have created. I thought I’d share a handful of photos that I took there–just some highlights of the numerous amazing projects on view. Sorry, most of my photos don’t have attributions for the quilters, but each and every one is really a true work of art.
Look at these colors!
If you can see the quilting stitches here, you’ll notice a man sitting in this tropical scene:
This photo above is a close up of the upper-right corner of this amazing quilt, “What’s Your Dream,” by Penny S. Hanscom of Carmichael, CA. I cannot imagine the time and effort this took. Extraordinary!
The following is an Amish-inspired quilt with gorgeous quilting, which I tried to show in this no-flash photo (too bad it’s a bit dark). I can’t wait to make an Amish-palette quilt sometime soon, and I purchased a few hand-dyed solids at the festival for that very purpose!
This is a close-up of a terrific figurative quilt. I love how these kinds of quilts are really like paintings:
This is a piece by Robbi Joy Eklow of Illinois called “Steampunk.” It took my breath away.
Here is a close-up of the center of the flower:
This really pops and reminds me of the 1960s:
This was displayed with some Rose of Sharon-style quilts. Applique from heaven!
This landscape is so realistic, I can’t believe it’s made of fabric and thread:
Love this Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. I want to make one. Colors here are so bright, so stimulating to my eyes, that it almost brings me to tears! A friend (you know who you are!) has made hundreds of these flowers in various sizes for her awesome quilts.
Another landscape that really shines.
This is a quilt of an image of Lombard Street, San Francisco’s windiest road. So clever. It’s by Susan Lane Coburn of Vallejo, CA.
It’s now one of my dreams to add one of my own works of art to these walls someday…