Friday, February 22, 2013
Quilt Con Day 2
Wow! Finding this quilt nearly made me jump for joy! There are many, many wonderful quilts in the Quilt Show at Quilt Con. But this one drew the strongest reaction from me. It is a wool quilt by Sherri Lynn Wood of Oakland, California. Wood calls it an improvisational riff off the Log Cabin pattern. It is made entirely of vintage Pendleton wool shirts, skirts, suits and pants - a repurposed wonder. The backing below is 100% linen, as is the binding. The quilting is a very simple pattern, done with the big stitch.
A nice touch to the quilt show is a section of "Modern Historical Quilts" from the collection of Rod Kiracofe. It's featured in Kiracofe's book .Quilts, now available as an ebook on blurb.com. This one looks familiar to us, doesn't it? A sign with the exhibit notes the similarities between the modern quilt movement of today as well as the modern and contemporary art movements. Kiracofe's quilts were made by largely anonymous quiltmakers.
Posted by Deb Rowden at 2:47 PM
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I love that wool quilt, too, very, very creative.ReplyDelete
Wow, two of my favorite people mentioned. Sherri has a great blog (as well as aesthetic - woohoo for hand quilting and improv) called Daintytime. And boy would I love to see Rod's quilts in person - I have the book and just love them (most of them anyway).ReplyDelete
Oh! I think I saw you! I'll keep my eye peeled tomorrow (I hope you're still here). I'd love to meet you!ReplyDelete
Love the wool quilt. Thanks for sharing your photos, it's great to see what is happening on the otherside of the world.ReplyDelete
Tonya - thanks for pointing us towards Sherri's blog - check it out at daintytime.net. you can read her wonderful insights about this show. and i'm reminded - this wonderful quilt won a ribbon in the large hand quilting category. yes!ReplyDelete
I love Sherri's quilts and that wool quilt is my favorite quilt in the universe! Thank you for sharing your experience at quiltcon.ReplyDelete