Wednesday, 9 October 2013

La Conner Quilt Festival 2013

So ... I've graduated to hiking boots and a cane assist!

The Quilt Festival 2013 in La Conner was the best yet!

More than a Memory was a masterpiece, it won first in Tacoma and also Best of Show in La Conner. A little girl sits under a tree and reads. Animals from the story peak out from stitching in the forest.
More Than a Memory by Kathy McNeil of Tulalip, Washington. 
A surprise for me, my entry, Kauai'i Gold won second in Masters Original Design Abstract Pictorial Wallquilt. It is based on my photo of a beach as a storm roars in and splits the sky turning the ocean to gold.

Meanwhile, back at the Gaches Mansion (La ConnerQuilt and Texile Museum) there were two interesting shows: Regina Benson

Much of the work is silk in silk or rayon. The pieces are large and would be amazing in a public space. Regina dyes and discharges with some rust exposure.

felted wool

This was one of my favorites, depicting primitive symbols.
On the upper floor, Kaleidoscope, Fiber Embroideries by Liz Whitney Quigard

A unique show!

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