Monday, August 24, 2009
Rubino, 2009, 44" x 66"
COLLECTION OF HEIDI OB’BAYI
Bold in color, this red and yellow quilt is made with scissor-cut designs that are then precision-cut into 11" squares. The fabrics are an assortment of handprinted, hand-dyed, global and recycled cottons.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Goldilocks Baby, 2009, 34" x 43"
COLLECTION OF MEGUMI KANZAKI
This baby quilt is made with three different hand-dyed fabrics and a vintage print of the three bears in their woodland home. Scissor-cut, the pastel marbling is stitched-in-the-ditch.
The story square is hand-stitched all over—with the handiwork completed on airplanes to and from Ohio.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Dairy Barn, Athens OH
Maurine Noble and I jetted to Ohio on Friday for a weekend of quilting adventures. We stayed in Connie Davidson’s new remodeled B& B in Millfield, filled with charming quilts.
On Saturday we toured the 2009 Quilt National show at the Dairy Barn. After reviewing half of the 87 winners in two hours, we took a cafe break, and went back to check out the rest. I bought the show book to remember all the incredible compositions.
Monday was another day of treats. At Lunn Fabrics Studio in Lancaster, I met Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka. These hippy artisans, with long careers in fabric design, are leading the batik division of Kaufman. Maurine and I were able to buy some of their prototypes from Java by the pound.
Another stop was at Nancy Crow’s farm outside Baltimore. John Stitzlein, Nancy’s husband, took us on a tour of the teaching barn as well as a peek into the family home—with its global art collections. Great trip!