|Christine Chester - Palimpset, detail|
there were traditional quilts,
|Hilde van Schaardenburg - The Threatened Swan, detail|
|Sally Hutson - The Clothmakers Window, detail|
|Kirsti Hovland - The Milky Way - Stars Wandering|
|Kirsti Hovland - The Milky Way - Stars Wandering, detail|
or poetry - in this case one of my favourites by Yeats
|Jill Exell - Stairway to Heaven|
oh I could go on and on. I saw work there that was a million miles from anything I could, or would want to achieve, some that was akin to the tentative experiments I'm working with, some that I might perhaps aspire to one day. And I haven't even mentioned the marketplace!
It is marvellous to me to see how great the variety of human expression is when you come to a show like this, be it large or small. We see things and think, "gosh, I couldn't live with that", or "how on earth long did that take to achieve", others that leave us in awe of the skill or a technique, yet others that we could just gaze and gaze at. It is such a celebration of skill, artistry, invention, technique, thought, hand work, colour, texture; things which we are unique in being able to create and then use to express our endless inventiveness.
Here are a few more favourites
|Gloria Loughman - Merrill Hall, Asilomar, California. Detail|
|Kate White - Dragonfly Studies, detail. Judges Choice Contemporary Quilts|
I loved it!