Thursday, August 16, 2012

Narrative Threads, Part 2

Okay, trying again today to post about the Narrative Threads exhibit at the Page Walker house in Cary.  This time I have resized all the images to a lower resolution, and hope I won't have the frustration of the past attempt!

Here is another favorite of mine.  The quilt was made by my friend Margaret Jordan.  The tree is dimensional and features wrapped fabric.  The fused background of triangles diminishes in size from foreground to sky.

Winter Waiting, Quilt by Margaret Jordan, Text by Jenn Mercer

As I mentioned last time, some of the quilts had text incorporated in the piece, and some had it published on a separate display.  The next quilt has text right on the quilt.

With the heavy quilting, again, it was somewhat hard to read.

Here is a quilt in bright and happy colors with a delightful gathering of fibers.

Threads, Quilt by Jenny Williams, Text by Anora McGaha

The quilt in the next piece is by well-known art quilter Lyric Kinard, who lives in Cary, the site of the exhibit.  Her piece looks very organic, with soft earth tones and nature imagery.

Narrative Threads:  Call and Response, Quilt by Lyric Kinard, Text by Maura High

Here are detail shots of the two smaller fabric pieces.

Here is another piece with soft earth tones.  There is subtle quilting of nature images to enhance the theme.

One of the most compelling quilts in the exhibit is this one called Yet, it is all a dream.  It is a tribute to children in refugee camps.  The sheer ribbons have text of the poems, and contribute to the imagery of being trapped. The figures are heavily thread-painted.

Yet, it is all a dream, Quilt by Katy Gollahon, Text by Christine Wai.

I will share one more quilt from the exhibit.  This one is a very colorful piece called Life Force.

Life Force, Quilt by Jana Lankford, Text by Kerry Holjes

The poem was rendered in a very lovely calligraphy on a separate piece.

These are not all of the quilts, but I have chosen the ones I liked the best and which had decent pictures.  It is hard to photograph quilts  in a show without a tripod to avoid the crooked angles and keystone effects.  But, I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the Narrative Threads exhibit.

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