Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Power Suit Challenge Quilts Part 2

The Power Suit Challenge Quilt Show is an amazing compilation of 18 x18 inch Art Quilts done in a wonderful array of styles using both traditional and more Artsy methods of expression.
This amazing Owl was done by Kate from Fairfax City , VA. I really love this quilt! See I told you it was difficult to pick just one favorite!!!!
For this owl Kate used lots of the very textured suiting samples that she got in her challenge pack and she added many upholstery fabrics from her own stash! It was real pleasure to meet Kate at the show!!
When you look at these quilts remember that you can click on the picture and see an even larger version!!

This quilt was is an example of the lighter side of the Power Suit- a bathing beauty with her Blackberry.!!
The color and design in this Robot quilt made lots of people stop and take a long look!! Wonderful!

This is an example of a more traditional pattern with a great use of so many of the samples of both the shirt and suiting fabrics.

This wonderful piece is right up my alley in terms of thinking where the real power of the world should be centered. This quilt is by quilt artist Betsy Stone.

This quilt is a masterpiece of piecing techniques! The detail and use of the fabrics is amazing!!
This quilt also made me laugh at all the little cloned suits all tied together and walking in lock step- sad really!
I love the sentiment and colors in this quilt. this artist chose not to use the sample fabrics and that was totally ok!
I loved the detail and the use of tiny pieces in this tradionally designed quilt with lots of more modern flair. The artist sprinkled all sorts of clothing labels all over the wonderful red borders!
This story quilt was created by my good friend Barb Boatman. She used lots of the sample fabrics and added pictures of herself in various suits from through out her various careers. She is most comfortable, these days on her red Harley Motorcycle!!
This is another Wonder Woman depiction full of lots of great color!!
This quilt collaged almost all of the components of the Challenge pack in a very creative way.
This quilt was the subject of a very long conversation between two men who were spending lots of time discussing all the quilts and trying to figure out the point of view of each before reading the artist's statement. It was lots of fun to watch the men get so involved in studying each quilt- something that is not often seen at other quilt shows!!

This is just a small sampling of the 108 Quilts that are on Display at Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria thru the end of November. A special Show CD has been created and is available for Purchase thru Artistic Artifacts for just $10. The money from the cd will help defray the costs incurred when this show goes on the road!! For details about that little bit of news you will ahve to get in touch with Cyndi Souder and Judy Gula!!


Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow these quilts are amazing. So much diversity in technique and subject. Bet they are really awesome in person.

Love the new blog look, too.

Anonymous said...

I love the whole idea of these quilts and the materials used and how each person interprets in so many different ways, marvelous. xox Corrine

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

I hope I have a chance to see the quilts in-person someday!

Susan Elliott said...

Thanks for sharing all those quilts. That owl quilt is just terrific! Good luck dodging raindrops today!

Wildflowerhouse said...

I like them all but the one by Betsy Stone is my favorite. Love what she did with the arms. So much expression. Also love your header Elizabeth.

suziqu's thread works said...

Thanks Elizabeth for sharing these dear friend. There are just so many and so diverse.
The talent never ceases to amaze me@
Big hugs,


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