Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quilts - FOQ

Most of the quilts this year didn't grab me at all. Partly they weren't really my thing and partly I wasn't in the mood for looking at quilts. However there are always some that shine regardless. Two of the ones I loved I can't show you as I haven't been able to get in touch with the artists, but this one I can.

I was just saying to Tet that I thougth I had found my quilt of the show (an art quilt of buildings in blacks and greys) when I came round a corner and saw this one. It stopped me dead and I knew this really was the quilt for me. I didn't have a show guide so I couldn't look it up, but I had to know more. Fortunately there was a lady very close by who had a guide, so I asked her to look it up. She declined, it was her quilt. How cool is that. The quilt is called "A future and a hope" by Lynne Quinn. I love it. I like the movement and I like the quilting on it. We took a lot of pictures of this one.

Another quilt I really liked was this one from Birgit Schueller, another APQS user. The quilting is so precise it could be mistaken for a computerised pattern, but it isn't. Her quilting is hand guided the same as mine. Amazing isn't it?

This is the quilt I had thought was going to be my quilt of the show, and I still love it. I was unsurprised to find it was made by a Russian, I do like Russian quilts. This one is by Irina Voronina and is called 'White Night'

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

You have great taste in quilts. These are spectacular!

Ferret said...

My pictures don't really do any of them justice. I wish I could get the feel the Russian artists do. I wonder if you have to be Russian, or just have Russian art training?

Susan Briscoe said...

White Night was beautiful - one of my top quilts of the show. It had an amazing atmosphere to it.

Susan Briscoe said...

Re being Russian or having Russian art training, I don't know. It seems more a kind of view of the world? Maybe having a certain kind of Russian inspiration and being in love with St Petersburg in this case. The overall mood is like some of the Russian ensembles in the fashion show. There is definitely a different accent!

Ferret said...

It's amazing that a few of them have a very similar voice. I think you're right about them loving their subject matter their work often has a life you just don't see from other countries. I guess I need to find out if they have a quilt show don't I?

Amo House said...

We saw 'A Future and a Hope' at the Radstock Museum last Novermber when Midsommer did their show.  It certainly is a show stopper.  That Russian one is wow too.  Will they be showing elsewhere do you know? 

Fenland Textile Studio said...

"A Future and a Hope" was Lynne Quinn's final City & Guilds 7923 quilt. Stunning! White nights was also beautiful, with so much detail and depth to it.

Stacy Hurt said...

Holy Lord! is "A Future and a Hope" a complete goosepimpler or what?! Such an exquisite work! I admire her use of light and dark and perspective in this piece, WOW! I also love the Russian one. Gorgeous use of the limited color palette.

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to 'share' these (via your blog) with my quilting friends.

Lynne Q said...

I've just read your comments on the blog, I don't know what to say I'm stunned! It was amazing to bump into you at the NEC at that precise moment in time and as I hadn't fully looked round yet, forgive me for not commenting on your own outstanding work. I thought your Phoenix quilt was brilliant but then I saw your coat in Fashion Sans Frontieres and the dress! What can I say! Your work is hugely original and unique and praise from you is high praise indeed! Keep on trail blazing!!!

Ferret said...

I just say it how I see it. I loved your quilt as soon as I saw it, and it looks like a lot of people here do too. Thank you for giving me permission to put it on my blog.