This year’s show has come and gone, and I am behind in downloading photos and writing about them. I’ll start with quilts with stories, and I’ll admit that I enjoyed each of these more for their stories. That observation seems relevant after the earlier discussion of artist statements.
First a miniature:
First note that the squares in the background are 1/4 inch. The story is that scientists have discovered male mice sing a very complex song at a pitch humans cannot hear.
Two quilt stories dealt with death–I’ll show the statements in their own words.
I should have taken a close up showing the needle, but thought of it too late. The bright colors and varied-sized cross blocks are irresistible and caught my attention before I read the statement. It is hard to like it more when I’d already liked it a lot. But the statement adds an important dimension.
And this one
I heard people talking about the story before I saw the quilt. Of course, I recognized the quilt easily from the story, and yes, the statement added an important dimension. Without it, I think I’d have seen only a call to exercise.
Then there is this childhood memory
This is her childhood kimono, worn on special occasions.
I did get a detail photo of this one.
I hope you enjoyed this taste of the Northwest Quilters’ Festival of Quilts. I have a few more photos for another post.
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