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