Friday, 24 May 2013

More from Quilt BC 2013

The National Juried show at Quilt BC 2013 was absolutely inspiring! Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos in the show, so I can't show you any of those quilts! But the Invitational show was also breathtaking and pictures were allowed there! (I apologize for the quality of the photos, these were taken with my phone!)

From their website, "the Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of self-defined artists based in Western Canada. The co-operative was first conceived in the spring of 1998 by British Columbians Pat Crucil and Gail Hunt and then organized later that year by Gail. The group is committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists." This group of creative quilt artists had some great quilts on display.
Beach Scavengers by Judy Leslie
Artist statement for Beach Scavengers
Look at the rocks and shells!
Artist Statement for Pitt River Marsh
Pitt River Marsh by Judy Leslie

Quilt shows are a feast for the senses and this show did not disappoint! Quilters are pushing the boundaries of what most people think of when they hear the word "quilt" and many of the quilts on display were beautiful pieces of art!

--Ann

PS - there's more to come. . .