Sunday, October 27, 2013
PIQF 2013: Favorites and Loot
PIQF was a cool show this year and it's almost impossible to pick a favorite.
That said...in case you didn't have time to get through all the photos I posted, here is my short list of really memorable and inspirational quilts - stand outs that caught my eye:
Octopus Garden by Carolyn Winfield
Anne's Quilt by Samantha Ricks - Hawaiian blocks
Wayside Strawberries by Nicole Pullman - hand applique, patterns by Jeanna Kimball - my favorite
My Mom's Jane by Carrie Britten - traditional Dear Jane quilt, beautifully executed, stunning reproduction of the original 1863 quilt
All in The Family by Nancy S. Brown - when Nancy puts a quilt into a show it is always hand applique, and usually the most interesting quilt in the whole show. This was no exception.
Kingyo (Goldfish) by Naomi Yamamoto - incredible fish, I took tons of detailed photos
Moonbeam by Fumiko Matsuu - beautiful collection of indigo fabrics, super Japanese look
Life by Yoshiko Katagiri - beautiful spiral quilt with an amazing collection of Japanese floral fabrics
Let's Go Party! by Keiko Ike - beautiful machine work, won the best in country award from Japan
In terms of vendors, I had fun looking around and did pick up a thing or two, but not a lot of shopping for me this year.
My most exciting find was marbled fabric. There is a fabric artist out of Oregon named Marjorie Lee Bevis who makes marbled fabrics by hand. I picked up a couple of pieces and hope to make them into book cloth for some book covers. They are unique, no two are alike. I found them affordable for hand made fabric.
The other thing I got excited about was the Seam Fix thread eraser. You are supposed to be able to rip out a seam and use the tip of this plastic bee-hive shaped wand to collect the loose threads so they don't get re-sewn in the wrong place.
Given I have done my fair share of ripping things out, I'm interested to test this. More news after I give it a try. Looks like fun though. Using the tool that is, not ripping out seams.