Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival -- Chicago IL -- Quilts from Canada

One of the several collections at Festival was a group of quilts from Canada. Here are a few of those:

"Maple Key Color Variations" by Marge Davidson, Edmonton, Alberta.

This quilt is machine pieced, machine quilted, hand painted, sun printed (the source of those beautiful leaves), hand stitched and hand embellished. The sun printing enabled Marge to get such great detail in the leaves.

"Connected" by Lynne Morin, Kanata, Ontario is painted, appliqued and machine quilted.

The inspiration source was a personal photo of her nieces.

"Polvs Arcticvs (North Pole)" by Floria S. Daly, Duncan, British Columbia, is hand and machine quilting. This quilt was made as one part of an artistic effort by a group named Articulation "to express 400 years of history in textile/assemblage form".

"The Snow Queen" by Christine Alexiou, Unionville, Ontario, is hand painted, machine appliqued, free motion quilted and embellished.

The evil queen in the Snow Queen fairy tale was the inspiration for this quilt, which is the first in a series of fairy tale quilts.

"The Rain Forest" is also by Christine Alexiou and is hand-dyed, hand-embroidered and beaded, machine appliqued and free motion machine quilted. There is also hand-felted wool in this project. In her artist's statement, Christine attributed her inspiration to "the rain forests of the world and the fact that they are disappearing at an alarming rate at the hands of mankind".

More to come, including the 2009 Hoffman challenge....

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