Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 – Stitchy

Today’s curated quilt show theme is ‘Stitchy’.  Why? Because when I look at these quilts that’s what I think.  (I also call music with a lot of notes are ‘Notey’ – Does anyone else?).  There’s no category for ‘stitchyness’ in quilt competitions or festivals normally.  But I’m calling it a category here because I think there’s almost as much thread (maybe more) stitched on these quilts as there is fabric underneath.

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

Going Around in Circles by Val Smith

The craftsmanship in every one of these was extraordinary. I let the ladies with the white gloves handle the quilts, and didn’t touch the quilts but I know for a fact some folks couldn’t resist. I know if one of these quilts were mine, I’d be running my hands all over them as well.

Holding it Together by Skip Heller

Holding it Together by Skip Heller

This particular one ‘Holding it Together’ truly had more thread I think than fabric. The artist statement read “Anger and frustration made this piece. 9000 yards of thread ripped from spools and thrown at the fabric. Layered with more threads and hanging with buttons.”

Holding it Together - Close up

Holding it Together – Close up

Colorblocked Again by Wendy Hill

Colorblocked Again by Wendy Hill

The above quilt’s artist statement said that it came from a personal challenge of “keep it simple”. ‘Really?’ comes to my mind. It’s quilted in concentric circles and below is the reverse side of the quilt.

Colorblocked again - the other side - Wendy Hill

Colorblocked again – the other side – Wendy Hill

This one has string appliquéd/couched in parallel rows.

Axis Mundi by Sally Scott

Axis Mundi - Close up

Axis Mundi – Close up

Evolution by Keiko Ike

Evolution by Keiko Ike

My Song by Reiko Nobata

My Song by Reiko Nobata

My Song - Close up

My Song – Close up

Lotus Blossom by Cory Allender

Lotus Blossom by Cory Allender

Lotus Blossom by Cory Allender

Lotus Blossom by Cory Allender

Everlasting Bouquet by Cindy Seitz-Krug and Molly Hamilton-McNally

Everlasting Bouquet by Cindy Seitz-Krug and Molly Hamilton-McNally

Everlasting Bouquet

Everlasting Bouquet

The Magical Mermaid's Castle by Claudia Pfeil

The Magical Mermaid’s Castle by Claudia Pfeil

The Magical Mermaid's Castle - the back

The Magical Mermaid’s Castle – the back

The Magical Mermaid's Castle - detail

The Magical Mermaid’s Castle – detail

Morning Breeze by Jenny K Lyon

Morning Breeze by Jenny K Lyon

Morning Breeze

Morning Breeze

Lily Pad by Patti Van Oordt and Cory Allender

Lily Pad by Patti Van Oordt and Cory Allender

Lily Pad - Close up

Lily Pad – Close up

Cherries Jubilee (Cerises Jubile) by B Lynn Tubbe

Cherries Jubilee (Cerises Jubile) by B Lynn Tubbe

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Naturally Crazy by Linda Steele

Close up

Naturally Crazy by Linda Steele Close up

Conversations 1 by Sarah Ann Smith

Conversations 1 by Sarah Ann Smith

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Flourish by Kay Bell

Flourish by Kay Bell

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Flourish by Kay Bell

Flourish by Kay Bell

Magnolia by Silvia Gegaregian

Magnolia by Silvia Gegaregian

Magnolia - Close up

Magnolia – Close up

Acanthus with a Twist by Mary E Olson

Acanthus with a Twist by Mary E Olson

Acanthus with a Twist

Acanthus with a Twist

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10 Responses to Pacific International Quilt Festival 2013 – Stitchy

  1. Holy crap! These are amazing! I especially love the magnolia and mermaid’s castles :D

  2. Nicki says:

    Stitchy is a perfect description for many of the quilts this year. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography.

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  5. jennyklyon says:

    Gorgeous photos and it’s so funny because you liked the same type of quilts I do! I missed the Skip Heller quilt so it’s a treat to see photos of that one. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Maggie says:

    Any idea who the maker is of the gray between Conversations 1, Sarah Ann Smith and Kay Bell’s gorgeous Flourish? Thanks! And, thanks for sharing all the photos. So nice to be able to see some of the quilts when attendance wasn’t possible.
    Maggie in Arizona

    • piecedgoods says:

      Sadly I don’t…I try to make it a practice to take pictures of the quilt and also subsequently one of the artist and quilt name and description so I have the information, but I must have forgotten on this one. If anyone figures it out, I’d LOVE to know and credit the artist!

  7. Wendy Hill says:

    Thanks for posting photos of my reversible quilt “ColorBlind” and “ColorBlinded Again”. In my defense, only the “sea of neutrals” side (ColorBlinded Again) is my response to “keep it simple”. The scrappy, busy, thousands of pieces side (ColorBlind) is my response to our “Value of Value” challenge. I tend to complicate things, so I decided there had to be a simpler way to present the sawtooth star.

    PIQF is a really fun show! And the Mancuso Team is the best!

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