|Detail from "Art Doesn't Have to Match Your Sofa,"|
by Pat Rosenthal.
Let's get right down to it -- individual quilts from the Artistry of Quilts exhibit at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, WA. I gave a little overview in the last post, and here are some details. I'm sorry the photo quality isn't that great, but we couldn't use flashes.
My advice is to see them in person, and you have until Dec. 4. See the museum's web site here -- http://www.harborhistorymuseum.org/ -- for directions, hours, etc.
|"Yesterday," by Ruth Newell Reilly.|
|"Louise," by Ruth Newell Reilly.|
Here's a different style of quilt by Ruth. "Louise" is colored with crayons and embellished with hand embroidery, like we did with our guild's raffle quilt shown in the last post.
|Detail of "Louise"|
|"Christmas in WaCAMONGA," by Carol Arnold.|
|Detail showing fine applique and hand quilting.|
|"My Garden of Wool Flowers," by Susan Lester.|
|Detail of "Nostalgia," by Kat Baasch.|
|"Nostalgia" embroidered quilt by Kat Baasch.|
|Antique crazy quilt, "Signs of the Times," circa 1880s.|
|"Crazy Safari," by Janet Larson.|
|Detail of "Crazy Safari"|
There is a large display of African inspired quilts and authentic African art in the show, including this:
The sculptures seem right at home next to Peter Gaunce's quilt, "African Beauty."
|Detail of "African Beauty," by Peter Gaunce.|
|"African Eye Dance," by Pat Rosenthal.|
|"Summer's Sudden Shower," by Delaine Gately.|
|Detail of "Finding Fishy," by Andrea Van Outryve.|
|"Organza Four Patch," by Sherrie Spangler.|
"Organza Four Patch" is a takeoff on the traditional "four patch" quilt block, which is a simple square patch made with four smaller squares.
"Searching" also has some painted cotton and metallic fabrics. They're both machine quilted, as opposed to many of the other quilts shown that were hand quilted or embroidered.
|"Searching," by Sherrie Spangler.|
|Detail of "She's Come Undone," by Sherrie Spangler.|
Have a colorful day