It is remarkable that of all the possible combinations of flower quarters, the first and second above used almost the same quarters in the same places. And the second and fourth have similar blooms, as well! Toni's is finished, but she was not able to attend. So there will be five flowers in all.
Most are now at least partially embellished with beads, buttons, sequins, paint...and a nice variety of leaves and stems.
After our meeting, we ate lunch at The Loop in Cary, and I had a very unique and delicious 8" Mediterranean pizza with artichoke, feta cheese, and sun dried tomato. After that we went to the Page-Walker House in Cary for the latest art quilt exhibit from PAQA-South. The show was titled Art Quilts Freeze Frame, showcasing innovative art quilts inspired by photos. The original inspirational photo is shown next to the quilt on display. Some were very literal representations, and others were much more abstract.
I will show a few in this post, and others later on.
My favorite was this wonderful tree, full of character, gnarly aged branches, and silky leaves. It is a tree in Kiawah Island, I presume a live oak.
|Angel Tree, by Patricia Smith, 22" x 40"|
Another that I loved was Blue Desert, by Roxanne Lessa, a local art quilter.
One of the first quilts at the entrance to the show is this little beauty by Eileen Williams, Coastal Sunset.
This one has a beautiful glow. It is Orion Nebula and NGC 1975, by Christine Hager-Braun.
I hope I have the photo in the correct orientation. For some reason, Blogger is putting a lot of my pictures in sideways!
Here is a nicely done portrait quilt. Sometimes I think the quilting on broad expanses of face make the portrait look odd, but this one is very effective.
|John, by Sandy Curran|
Here is a different take on a portrait quilt from a photo. I was reminded of Andy Warhol!