You didn’t think I was done talking about the Pacific International Quilt Festival yet, did you? I have lots more photos to share. I was very intrigued by quilts that incorporated traditional patchwork with innovative or modern techniques. These are the kinds of pieces that I aspire to do someday. Here are a few I thought you might like to see. I’ll put the artist’s name under the quilts here.
My friend Atsuko and I paused to admire quite a lot of the quilts we saw. One of the pieces that really caught our eyes was this one by Marion L. Speers of Honolulu:
I took the photo at an angle to show the remarkable “trapunto” technique used here–the quiltmaker stuffed these pieces full, to give them great depth. Here’a a closeup of the Fleur-de-Lys and of one of the crazy-patch marquise-shaped pods:
Another unusual piece that caught my fancy was this heavily beaded wall quilt by Janeene Herchold of Redding, CA:
Up close, the bead work is stunning. Since my younger daughter is a huge frog fan, I captured this image for her:
I have a few more photos to share from the festival’s special exhibitions, including images of quilts by some of the festival’s instructors… Next time…