SAQA People and Portraits Exhibit, Part 2

I enjoyed this exhibit and have long admired the quilt artists who belong to SAQA.  This series of quilts by Lori Lupe Pelish were intriguing.  She uses a variety of fabrics to make her detailed portraits.  She dyes some of her wool and also reclaims wool from thrift stores for her hooked rugs.  You can see more of her art on her website.

http://www.lorilupepelish.com/

This series of four quilts is 43×130 inches. I was unable to photograph the series as a whole but you can see it on her website.  We Were All There.

We Were All There #1, SAQA People & Portraits

We Were All There , Lori Lupe Pelish USA

We Were All There #2, SAQA People & Portraits

We Were All There, Lori Lupe Pelish USA

We Were All There #3, SAQA People & Portraits

We Were All There, Lori Lupe Pelish USA

We Were All There #4, SAQA People & Portraits

We Were All There, Lori Lupe Pelish USA

Mother and Child, SAQA People & Portraits

Mother and Child, Lori Lupe Pelish USA

Mother and Child, detail

Mother and Child, detail

Mother and Child, detail

Mother and Child, detail

Another couple of portraits I studied were by  Mary Pal.  She manipulated cheese cloth for these quilts.

Homeless Love, SAQA People & Portraits

Homeless Love, Mary Pal CANADA

Stogie, SAQA People & Portraits

Stogie, Mary Pal CANADA

For more of Mary Pal’s artwork, visit her website.

http://marypaldesigns.com/new-index

Next post, I’ll bring you Part 3 of People and Portraits.  For now I need to go to exercise class.  I’m curious to see the number of steps my Fitbit Zip counts–I’ll let you know next time.

About icandyet.com

Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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