Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Some quilts from QSDS

I had a great time at QSDS (Quilt Surface Design symposisum) in Columbus Ohio last week and had hoped to deluge you with photos...alas my camera battery thought otherwise.  The new mini-camera, with mini camera battery has a mini length of charge!!

However a few folk did send me some images:

 we worked on lots of different designs both realistic and abstract based on photos that people brought with them....
 This lady was actually an embroiderer not a quilter, I"m hoping we've converted her!!!  She dis some marvelous little designs....
 Arn't these two cats - the positive and the negative just full of attitude???  It's very difficult to make a good cat quilt, because it's been done SO many times, but I think this lady managed to get a lovely fresh feel to her feline fancies!!

And to the right of the cats....another well used image, the heart, was also given a bold new treatment and makes a really successful statement.  You can see that there were a large number of value studies needed to find the right balance.

(it will be trimmed of course...)

This little gem was this lady's very first art quilt...I love it all prickly with the pins!! But I doubt she'll leave them in!  It's a really nice abstract from a very very complex photograph..and is beautifully done.

Thank you to the folk that sent me pictures, there were lots of other super pieces.

Next...I'm off to France to see the Bayeux tapestry, but more about that in my next blog.  
If you have been, thanks for reading!!!  Elizabeth

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