Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters

Forty-eight APNQ members from all over the region were invited to create, in fabric, their interpretation of Living Colour. Artistic expressions and construction techniques of unlimited variety were used for this theme of "Living Colour". Their creations became APWQ's seventh invitational traveling exhibit, which made its debut at Quiltfest 2008.

These quilts will be available to purchase at our online auctions coming up May 10-22 and June 8-22. Preview for Auction A is available now at Benefit Bidding.

Kathryn Botsford -

Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Colour Play
Photo by Mark Frey

Artisit Statement

I am passionate about quilting. My quilting is continually evolving and changing as I am learning and growing through exploring the endless possibilities quilting offers. I am not yet the quilter I want to be, but the journey is wonderful.

This quilt expresses some of the feelings and emotions I experience when working with colours and textures to create quilt art.

Techniques & Materials
Machine piecing, hand applique, hand and machine embellishment, and machine quilting. Commercial cottons, assorted yarns, trims, threads, and beads.

Anne C Gillihan

Photo by Mark Frey

Lake Forest Park, WA

Artist Statement
My goal for this challenge was for the color of the quilt to reach out and grab the viewers, then pull them in for a closer look.

Techniques & Materials
Hawaiian style needleturn applique using hand-dyed fabrics from Judy Robertson (Just Imagination). The background is based on Ricky Tims convergence technique again using hand dyed fabric from Judy. Hand quilted (echo pattern) with variegated thread and seed beads.

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