I was able to see an amazing quilt show today at Gallery at the Park in Richland, Washington! It was the Tri-City Quilter’ Guild that was showing a preview of their quilt show in March. I am unfortunately not able to attend that. It is the same weekend of the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival. When I saw that this gallery had a show of a few I was thrilled and dragged the hubs down, on a Tuesday, while the kiddos were in school.
Tri-City Quilter’s Guild will be showing there until January 26th. The hours of the gallery are Tuesday – Friday 10am-5:30pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm.
I took MANY photos and even chatted with a member of the guild, Carol O’Callaghan. I may even have to look into joining. It is a bit of a drive for me but there were a few names that I kept photographing their work, over and over. I would be great to meet them.
Anyway – on to the beauties!
This is called “For the Love of Rusty” by Anne Medford and is paper pieced. Next is “Poopaloopies Wall hanging” by Karen Brun. It is so interesting & I love it! I really like the quilting, colors, design – wow! These are both details only. I must have forgotten to take one of the whole quilt – dang!
“Clash of Seasons” by Cheryl Sunderland is an improve. I love that each fabric has a different quilting design.
“Falling for Batiks” is by Anne Medford. It is paper pieced and has amazing quilting.“Wild and Wonky” by Mark Palmer has a panel in the center section. I had to look twice at this. It was really stunning!
This one is named “Art Quilt, Red Lake” by Dana Pearson. The colors, hand-dyed look, quilting and details were so mesmerizing! I suspect it is all hand dyed and is an original piece – but there was no information about any of the quilts other than the titles and creator.I had to take a few close up photos for the details. Don’t you just LOVE the dimentional flowers?Another detail shot of the same quilt. I loved the binding!
“Modern Lap Quilt, Tipped Cider Cups,” another by Dana Pearson. Sorry the lighting is not great here. Art Gallery lighting is great at featuring art, but not when there is this much AMAZING art in one room. There is just not enough lights! She also had one of this style in rainbow colors (see in the bottom right corner.) The quilting on this of various sized pebbles was fun too.Scrap Happens made this quilt titled “Log Cabin at the Crossroads.” The sashing really makes this traditional block look so modern. The variegated thread used for quilting adds even more whimsy!
I took so many photos of this quilt! I was in AWE! “Heavenly Hexies” by Karen Brun was STUNNING! This is a stack and whack method with dimentional looking blocks in hexagon shapes. The batik used for the 3-D blocks was a masterful touch!A close up of the 3-D looking blocks from the center of the quilt and just some of that quilting!More of the 3D blocks with the kaleidoscope look from the stack and whack blocks.Another detail of the quilting.
“Red Allover” is on the left and “It’s Good to Be Square” is on the right. Both by Sue Muller.
This quilt, “Falling into Place” is the raffle quilt for the show. Paper pieced from Bali Wedding Star, a pattern by Judy Neimeyer; it was pieced by: Aicha Bourouh, Carol Capelle, Jane Frank, Jerrine Kirsch, Andrea Melius, Patty Morehouse and Darlene Smith. It was quilted by Ginny Hildreth. Find more details about it here.
A detail of the quilting
Another magnificent piece by Karen Brun, “Desert Rose.” This is raw-edge applique. I can’t imaging all the shades and tones of this piece. It is only about 24″ by 24″ if I remember. The frame-like border really accentuates the piece. A close up of the raw-edge and all those pieces and details!
A few fabric bowls were also in the collection. I was really drawn to this one: “Clothesline Basket,” another by Dana Pearson.
On the left is a detail of “Color and Passion 1” by Geneva Foote Carol. I loved the cross hatch quilting, in variegated of course, and the interesting binding accessory. Top right, made by Carol Capell, “Around the Block with the Bee.” “Color Purple,” bottom right, by Nancy Knowlton with beautiful flower applique details on the border.
“A Study in Violets,” by Linda Glaman has wonderful thread painting! I was so distracted by the thread painting that it took me a bit to notice it is all 1″x1″ squares. A detail of the same.
“Mod Masai Swirl” was created by Laurel Sutton (left) and Karen Michaels made “Fruition” (right).
Barbara Minton is the artist of “Summer Smile” in the top left. “Straight to the Heart,” pictured top right, is by Geneva Foote Carroll. Bottom is same artist and called “Broken Sauce.”
A detail of “Painted Lady Butterfly, repainted” by Karen Michaels shows such amazing focus on details. I love the fuzzy yarn addition too!
“American Robin” was created by Nancy Knowlton and is pictured on the right. On the left is by Laurel Sutton and is titled “Butterflies on the Rocks.”
Another masterpiece by Geneva Foote Carroll is “Rainbow Sherbet and Blue Berries.” The quilting goes from top to bottom and the borders include 3D accents. I love the bright, cheery colors!
The last piece that REALLY captured my eye was simply titled: “Road Runner,” by Elaine S Brouillard. This is another raw-edge applique. I love the earth tones throughout and then that SHOCK of a rainbow comb on the bird. This was the hubs favorite piece by far! He looked at 2 or 3, then found the most comfortable place to sit, right in front of this piece!
I took a few detail shots of this one also. The wavy, background quilting and accents of the cactus and rocks. Thread painting all over the road runner. I think I am in LOVE!
I loved every minute of this walk though of the gallery! I need to find another quilt show to attend, & soon!
This quilt show (so sad I cannot attend) is on March 23-24, 2018 at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Admission is $8 and is good for both days. The theme is “Persistence of a Pattern.” It is open on Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm. It is put on by the Tri-City Quilters’ Guild. Find details at Tri-City Quilters’ Guild. The website shows they are still accepting registrations for the show.