Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pacific International Quilt Show Pictures

As usual, PIQF did not disappoint. Here are some pictures of quilts
 I really liked for one reason or another.

This was a wonderful, large quilt. I did not write down the artist's name
 and did not take a picture of the label because I was running out of photo storage on my phone.
 This artist's use of color and shape is fabulous.

Below is "She Persisted in Her Quest to Reach the Shore and Sing the Anthem of the Sea"
 by Sarah Ann Smith

Below is a closeup of the waves section.

The quilt below is by Kathryn Harmer Fox

Below is a closeup of her exquisite threadwork.

The quilt pictured above was part of the Drips and Spatters exhibit. I think it was by Deborah Weir, but could be wrong. If any of my viewers know who this artist is please let me know.

This beautifully painted and quilted piece above is by Judy Coates Perez, 
who always creates amazing pieces.

This piece by Israeli quilter, Rachel Steiner is called "Migrating Birds." The description said she discharged black fabric using a q-tip. Incredible!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Tucson Trip

It's been a little while since I last posted. Took a wonderful trip to Tucson, Arizona
 to see my best friends from high school. 
 We try to get together every five years. Needless to say, we had a great  visit.

This was one of the many beautiful, colorful murals we saw in Tucson.

This is Mission San Xavier del Bac, founded as a Catholic mission. Construction on the current church began in 1783. It has a very interesting history. To find out more about it, go to:

Very intricate carving and bric-a-brac galore!

It reminded me of Mission San Miguel, which is a few miles up the road from where I live. There's almost a gaudy quality to the interior.