share a final post about Symposium Quilts. These are a taste of what I saw in some of the smaller exhibitions which were in various places about town during Symposium week. At Te Manawa I saw a wonderful exhibition called Living Colour! It's a traveling textile art exhibition curated by Brenda Gael Smith. Here are my fav's : click on any photo in this post to make it larger
|"Big Red" by Susan Mathews|
|"Consider the flowers of the field" by Christine Dowell|
|"Joy of life" by Roxanne Murphy|
|"Bountiful" by Phyllis Sullivan|
Next up another traveling exhibition from Canada. These 2 stood out for me :
|"Roots" by Karen Johnson|
|"Canadian Hats" by Janet Bednarczyk|
Now for some more New Zealand creations. My favourite colour is purple, so was very excited to see the 12x12 purple exhibition. Again - just a couple of my favourites :
|"Purple Dragonfly" by Mary Culver|
|"Cerego" by Charlotte Scott|
And these next ones are from the Bernina Growth challenge for our national quilt association - the top 20 quilts selected to tour New Zealand were on show.
|"Darling buds of May" by Natalie Murdoch|
Great colour and quilting
|"An abundance of gum blossoms" |
by Jennifer Patterson Stratford
Exquisite work when seen up close :
|click on the photo to see it larger|
|"Increasingly Modern" by Helen Beaven|
And to finish, some happy quilts at Taylor Jensen Gallery:
Which quilts inspire you most?
Can't wait to share what I do in my classes this weekend...talk soon.