|"Churn-Dash 2" by Martha Peterson (with Chandra Wu & Deborah Ferguson)|
Seattle Modern Quilt Guild was this year's guest Modern guild, and I was very impressed with their work. "Churn-Dash 2" by Martha Peterson, an improvisational round robin style quilt made with Chandra Wu and Deborah Ferguson, was my favorite quilt in the show. For me, it represented an updated, elegant expression of Cubism. In a lot of ways, I liked the quilt better than a cubist painting. Crisp and architectural, it sparkled much more than any of the show quilts covered in crystals.
"Reflections" by Carol Parks also knocked my socks off. It was part of the exhibit of quilts inspired by Portland bridges-- a wonderful exhibit with many fine quilts, several made by people I know and admire.
|"Plymouth Rocks 1" by SMQG members, quilted by Sandie Holtman|
|"Plymouth Rocks 2" by SMQG members, quilted by Lisa Nolte|
|"Happy Encounter; Gwen Meets Karla, Karla Meets Angela" by Jackie Benedetti|
|quilting by Angela Walters|
|"Tileworks III" by Mary Kay Price|
|detail- "Tileworks III" by Mary Kay Price|
|"Sahalie Falls" by Amanda Miller|
|"Rejuvenation" by Jean Wells|
|The Arizona Centennial Commemorative Quilt|
|The Arizona Centennial Commemorative Quilt (detail)|
|"On a Quilted Breeze" 2010, by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild|
|"American Woman (Hippe)" by Kim Diamond and Jo Ann Blade|