Thursday, 6 August 2015

Quilts, On the Fly!

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show can be very overwhelming if you don't have a plan.
Quilts were hung EVERYWHERE!!!
Employee challenge quilts displayed on the side of The Stitchin' Post.
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I started the day in the Teachers' Tent, and then checked out several Special Exhibits. As I moved through the day, I also photographed random quilts that caught my eye. This post is dedicated to quilts shot on the fly!

Some I found interesting for their subject matter - I'd just finished reading about Kandinsky, and what should I see?

Spotted in the "Students of Rosalie Dace" exhibit.
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Some I enjoyed for their humour, like this selvedge confession!
Selvedge confession!
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Sometimes I wanted a closer look at the quilting - I'd just had a class with Angela the day prior to the show!

Quilt by Julie Herman, quilted by Angela Walters.
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Quilt by Julie Herman, quilting by Angela Walters.
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This quilt reminded me of the Gees Bend philosophy of using what's available, plus I enjoyed its clever composition.
Quilt by Betty Anne Guadalupe.
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I liked the "tumbling blocks" in this one - a new take on an old idea!
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There was a special display of quilts - featuring Kona Solids - made by famous quilters in celebration of Kona's 30th anniversary.
Quilts made with Kona Solids.
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VW vans and tie-dyed t-shirts . . . this quilt just made me smile!
"Row by Row" challenge exhibit.
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The SAQA exhibit deserved more attention, but it was displayed in a busy restaurant courtyard.
Diners were accommodating, but it would have been poor form to lean over their tables or squeeze in behind them for a closer look. Pooh.
SAQA special exhibit - "View From Above" (I think that's the name!)
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This one should just say, "Go quilt!", don't ya think??? Ha!
In the "Portland Modern Quilt Guild" exhibit
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I was sad to say goodbye when the show was over, but it was time. The wind had picked up, my feet were tired, and I was almost "quilted out". Happily, we had Tula Pink's quilt walk to look forward to the next day. Yay!
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Thanks for allowing me to share. It was like being there again!

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show 2015
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I hope to travel that way again some day.

"Cover to Cover" book club exhibit
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Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social, at Sew Fresh Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday, at My Quilt Infatuation

Try, Learn, and Grow!
Carole

9 comments:

  1. Lovely! Thank you for sharing the exhibit. I was amused to see the Japanese fabric in the denim quilt - I have exactly that fabric in my cupboard.

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  2. I can imagine it being very overwhelming! Does it never rain there?! Do quilts sometimes fall down in the wind? Is it throughout the whole town or just a small patch - basically how big an area does it cover?

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  3. So many beautiful quilts. Talk about sensory overload. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Great photos - almost as good as visiting (which I have frankly no chance of doing!)

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  5. You took some wonderful pix, I am so glad you shared them.

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  6. I can definitely see that it could be overwhelming to attend without a game plan. Thanks for sharing and passing along to those of us who weren't there. :)

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  7. thank you so much for sharing...and I loved your commentary. Will there be a Tula Pink Walk Show blog posting as well?

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  8. Your photos are great! So inspiring. I'd love to see it in person! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Some pieces are really wow! Thanks for sharing. Are you going to do some Kandinsky yourself? :)

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