Tuesday, April 16, 2013

IQF Show Pictures, Part 2

The International Quilt Festival attracts entries from quilters all over the world.  One of the great things about a show like this is the opportunity to see what quilters around the world are creating.  Some of my favorites were submitted by Japanese artists.  Their fabric selections and execution amaze me.

Viva Quilt was made by Noriko Nozawa from Chiba-City, Chiba, Japan.

Here's another Japanese beauty. Flowers in My Heart, made by Noriko Kido, from Azumino, Nagano, Japan.  Noriko was inspired by famed quilter, Marie Webster.

Flower Quartet was made by Yasuko Sugaya from Ichibara, Chiba, Japan.  It was an honorable mention in the Mixed Techniques category.  I think it's truly masterful.  Yasuko made it for her daughter, hoping it would bring her happiness.  If it were mine I'd be happy!

One final wonderful quilt from Japan.  This quilt won first place in Traditional Piecing -- I just love it!  It's called Departure (perfect for a Mariner's Compass, eh?) and was made by Kiyomi Takayanagi from Kitanagoya, Aichi, Japan.

Next is At Sunset-At Sunrise, made by Gabrielle Paquin from Orleans, France.  She loves working with striped fabrics.

I've been making hexies lately, but I KNOW I could never make anything like this!  This is Wisteria, made by Anna Maria Schipper-Vermeiren, from Klaverkamp, Vianen, The Netherlands.  Before you ask, there are 3,800 hexagons in this beautiful quilt!

This amazing quilt is called ElaTED, by Ted Storm from 'S-Gravenzande, The Netherlands.  Inspired by Delftware, it was really beautiful.  She won the Founder's Award for Traditional Applique.  P.S. Yes, Ted is a woman!

More pictures tomorrow....


Anonymous said...

~ amazing talent & wonderful quilts! ;-D

Sue Chase said...

The quality at theses shows is amazing!

Mary Sirianni said...

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures, and the close ups! Inspiring!