Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014 – Fabric Art

PIQF rolled into town this weekend.  As with previous PIQF picture postings, I’m going to post pictures in batches (today being part 1), lest I overwhelm my computer, my mind, your mind, the internet connection, or all of the above. The judgement of how I curated the batches and which quilts are posted is completely of my own creation.

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Marilyn Belford – Perseus Saving Andromeda 79″x66″

There were many memorable pieces. However, first I fretted about my eyesight going bad. Presbyopia? Glaucoma? Retinal Detachment? Brain Fog? Nope. I noticed upon looking up (as did others around me), and was disappointed to note that a significant number of light bulbs appeared to be off or burned out in the Santa Clara Convention Center. It was difficult to look at some quilts because they were hung in areas were the light was quite dim. Since I love the tactile element of quilting, this made touching the quilts displayed even more tempting, but white gloved gimlet eyed ladies roamed the aisles to prevent touching. In any case, I turned up the ISO on my trusty camera and took lots of pictures, which now downloaded are affording me a better opportunity to look closely at the craftsmanship and artistry.

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Susan Shie – Flowers of the Arab Spring

Many quilts amazed me, but Moonlight Dance, below, was especially notable.  It was displayed with 3D glasses for viewers to wear. It’s hard to see in 2D pictures, but with the glasses on, the octopus’s cave, the reef and the jellies all came alive.

Lyn J Nunn and Donna Hodges - Moonlight Dance 66"x51"

Lyn J Nunn and Donna Hodges – Moonlight Dance 66″x51″

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Lyn J Nunn and Donna Hodges – Moonlight Dance 66″x51″ Detail

Anna Marie Miro - Peeking In 59"x39"

Anna Marie Miro – Peeking In 59″x39″

Anne Marie Miro - Peeking In Detail

Anne Marie Miro – Peeking In Detail

The quilts used to amaze me more in workmanship and craftsmanship, but this time around many quilts felt more like art than craft.

Kimberly Lacy - Ammonites 44"x65"

Kimberly Lacy – Ammonites 44″x65″

Kimberly Lacy - Ammonites Detail

Kimberly Lacy – Ammonites Detail

Atsuko Matsubara - A Newborn Star 62"x54"

Atsuko Matsubara – A Newborn Star 62″x54″

Jerry Granata - Fly Me to the Moon 80"x66

Jerry Granata – Fly Me to the Moon 80″x66

Jerry Granata - Fly Me to the Moon 80"x66"

Jerry Granata – Fly Me to the Moon 80″x66″

Fiber Art Friend (Arcata, CA) - Honey, I can't Find my Earrings! 59"x&70"

Fiber Art Friend (Arcata, CA) – Honey, I can’t Find my Earrings! 59″x&70″

Fiber Art Friends - Honey, I Can't Find My Earrings! Detail

Fiber Art Friends – Honey, I Can’t Find My Earrings! Detail

Judy Coates Perez - 8 of Cups 60"x24"

Judy Coates Perez – 8 of Cups 60″x24″

Judy Coates Perez - 8 of Cups Detail

Judy Coates Perez – 8 of Cups Detail

Judy Coates Perez - 8 of Cups Detail

Judy Coates Perez – 8 of Cups Detail

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Bernardine Hine – Coreopsis 49″x49″

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Denise Havlan – The Peaceful Ones 62″x60″

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Sttephanie Crawford – Chinese Journey in Three Parts 66″xx64″

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Stephanie Crawford – Chinese Journey in Three Parts Detail

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Stephanie Crawford – Chinese Journey in Three Parts

Peggy Kragnes - Breaking Wind 56"x88"

Peggy Kragnes – Breaking Wind 56″x88″

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Linda Anderson – One Man’s Dream

Wendy Ward - I am from.... 21"x71"

Wendy Ward – I am from…. 21″x71″

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Trish Charity – It’s the Journey

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Phyllis Cullen – Discovery 23″x27′

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Lynn M Pillus – Xman 30″x26″

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Kay Donges – Ruby 56″x43″

Kay Donges - Out on the Town 41"x47"

Kay Donges – Out on the Town 41″x47″

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Trish Williams – The Keeper of the City

Susan Bianchi - Stonecrop Tapestry 27"x31"

Susan Bianchi – Stonecrop Tapestry 27″x31″

 

Enid Viljoen - Midnight Traveler 52"x44"

Enid Viljoen – Midnight Traveler 52″x44″v

Sharon Schlotzhauer - Spilling Over 36"x28"

Sharon Schlotzhauer – Spilling Over 36″x28″

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3 Responses to Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014 – Fabric Art

  1. jennyklyon says:

    Great post-I too marveled over many of the same quilts but you have posted some that I think “How did I miss that one?”.

    • piecedgoods says:

      Thanks! I loved your quilt by the way. It was one that I was unhappy to see hung in a dim area as the details (as always) are so wonderful. PIQF is an overwhelming show – I would not be surprised to have missed seeing things, but tried to be methodical about moving up and down the aisles systematically.

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