Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Recent Quilt Exhibit at Bessie Smith Cultural Center

These quilts made by our guild members (except the first one shown) were recently exhibited at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center in conjunction with AQS Quilt Week Chattanooga.

Blocks made by children from a local school.

Twenty Stars
Karen Downer combined twenty traditional blocks to make this quilt. 
It is machine pieced and quilted on a long arm machine.

Made in Alabama
Janet Suber has paid homage to the Gee's Bend Alabama Quilters with this quilt.
It incorporates fabrics from clothing. It is machine pieced and thoughtfully hand quilted
with a variety of thread colors. The binding is also pieced.

Ties that Bind
Jackie Cory is a local artist and instructor. Her quilts reflect her artistic background
and use of nontraditional approaches. Machine pieced, hand embroidered, and hand tied.

Purple Crazy Haze
Another example of Jackie Cory's unique pieces.
Machine pieced, hand embroidered, highly embellished and hand tied.

Colossians 3:23
Carolyn Rippee's piece shows the calm beauty that she achieved with
the use of neutral colors, traditional blocks and fantastic machine quilting.
The label is inscribed with:
"Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord."

Veronica Hofman-Ortega is a local fiber arts instructor working in several fiber media.
This quilt includes some of her signature free motion quilting (circles)
along with straight line machine quilting on a domestic machine.

Sands of Time
Theresa Kitchell mixed batiks with traditional fabrics and
beautiful beads to create this small decorative piece.
It is machine pieced and quilted in the ditch.

Pullman Puzzle
Robbie Maddux has created a modern statement piece
successfully blending antique piecework from the early to mid 20th century
with an art-deco symmetrical layout.
Machine pieced and straight-line machine quilted.

Using Karen Stone's paper piecing patterns for "Untie-tied"
Karen  Downer machine pieced this version representative of
violent weather patterns occurring this century.
 It was machine quilted by Sherry Meyer.

 Thank you so much Karen for making this exhibit happen!

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