Sunday, February 1, 2015

Symposium Exhibition part 2

This is a second post (see here for the first) showing some of my favourite quilts from  Symposium's 'Growing the Passion' Exhibition.  

'Touch the Stars', Griet Lombard
winner in 'Inspired Fibres' and selected
for New Zealand Quilter Suitcase Exhibition
97cm x 97cm

"Touch the Stars', closeup

'Persian Dream', Ansa Breytenbach
Professional First Prize
in 'Yesterday, Today Tomorrow'
229 cm x 229 cm

closeup, beads in the
cross hatching intersections

I enjoy viewing Anna William's quilts, especially her use of the bias strips.
'Mandala', Anna Williams
in Professional 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow '
132cm x 132cm


'Lest We Forget', Fay McGregor
in Amateur 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow'
180cm x 225cm

This quilt used a whole woolen blanket - the type that has been (and still is) in many NZ homes.  

side view showing backing fabric
The poppies were knitted.  The blanket is a darker grey than the photo shows.

 I spent a morning doing a white glove duty - so got to peek at the backs of quilts.  Also doing a duty first thing I got to take photos easily - with few people.

This quilt is quite transparent, it would be interesting to see it hang from the top and not against a wall.  I tried in the closeup photo to show the light from behind.  
'Cray's Anatomy, Alison Laurence
in Amateur 'Inspired Fibres'
56cm x 120cm

untitled, Ruth Corbet
First in '3D Flora and Foliage'
These flowers were felted and beautiful.  They were also very soft (with a white glove on!) yet held their shape.

 The raffle quilt was stunning, unfortunately it didn't come home with me.   

Raffle quilt

I'm not sure who pieced it, it was quilted by Paula Shailer one of the exhibition organisers.

   Finally the Best in Show. 

'Is it Art?', Melanie Martin
Best of Show
Amateur 'Alive with Colour' category
149cm x 235cm

To listen to an interview with Melanie by Charlotte Scott, click here

My rather eclectic taste in quilts - an interesting excercise in seeing what quilts have caught my attention and others that haven't! There may be another post - there are still photos of quilts that I liked!


Category descriptions: 
* 3D Flora and Foliage - let your imagination grow wild and create up to 5 three dimensional flowers or foliage

* Inspired Fibres - without freedom, there is no creation in thread and fibre play.  Innovative use of fibres and threads but must bear some resemblance to a quilt.

* Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow - has yesterday influenced you today or how do you see it being tomorrow? What comes to mind when you think of the past, present and future? What traditions from yesterday do you carry on today?

* Alive with Colour - what better way to feel alive than with colour.

1 comment:

Charlotte Scott said...

I really enjoy seeing which quilts caught other people's eyes. So interesting. And thanks for sharing my interview.