Quilt Week, Paducah 2016
I cannot imagine the time, work and talent needed to make a quilt deserving of Best of Show. Here is this year’s from Paducah, Arandano, by Marilyn Badger. For a better photo and an interview, go here:
I went to Paducah with my friend Anne Marie and one of our favorite quilts was this one, hand painted on silk and based on a photo by Oscar Nunez. Oscar the Great by Nancy Sterret Martin and Karen Sistek.
This next quilt just made me laugh and is a group quilt.
The colors of this quilt were so striking; it depicts Berlin and all the special landmarks in the city.
This next quilt has a lot of steampunk details. We studied it for quite some time, taking in all the details. The design is Steampunk Goggles BOM by Marziah Karch.
I only have a detail photo of this quilt. Go here to see the entire piece, High Voltage Birds, Susan Bianchi. Part of the quilt is photo transfer. If you notice the stitching on the poles/trees, there are loose threads hanging down–this gave the piece great texture.
This is another favorite, made at a Ricky Tims retreat, and I would guess using his hand dyed fabrics.
Here is the quilt I chose for Viewer’s Choice. Tiny log cabins with narrow strips of color appliqued afterwards, representing rooftops in a small Japanese village enveloped in a blanket of snow. I’ll be back soon with more quilts.
And about those dogwood ribbons. I thought I read somewhere that one woman makes these, but that’s all I can say. If you know more, leave me a comment. Till next time–
Posted on June 1, 2016, in Quilt Week Paducah 2016 and tagged Arandano, dogwood award ribbons, Escapement Mechanism, Extraneous Fremale, Family of Rainbow Colored Flamingos, High Voltage Birds, Oscar the Great, Otaru Winter, Out of the Shadows, Skyline. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.