Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happiness quilt exhibit

Last week I visited this exhibit at the Riffe center in downtown Columbus, OH. It is works by the current faculty of the Quilt Surface Design Symposium that will be held here the next 2 weeks.

It was a nice small show with some very interesting work. These artists seem to be ones that “push the envelope” and try new techniques.

I found these quilts by Ann Rebele very unusual.



It looks like the Eiffel Tower but those vertical lines are postcards cut into half inch slices and applied perpendicular to this image so it needs to be viewed from the side or edges to see the postcard photos or to read what is written on the reverse side.



Isn’t this an interesting 3-D technique to use with fabric?

Below is another quilt on display at this show by Ann Rebele titled Annabelle’s Rose Garden.


Funny story, Ann and I live in the same town. I knew of her and had seen her work but never met.  Then last year I was at a reunion for my husband’s old employer and among a hundred or so people, I read Ann’s name tag. I went up to her and said that I knew her and she said that I must be mistaken since she didn’t work for this company was there only for her husband. I asked if she was a quilter and she was surprised that I knew who she was!

Here is the quilt she has at the exhibit in the Pushing the Surface exhibit at the Johnson-Humrickhouse in Coshocton, Ohio. This is Forgotten But Not Gone: Bella.


….and if you get to Quilt National in Athens, Oh, you will see Forgotten But Not Gone: Mary Ester.

Here is Ann with her piece.


Next I’ll go to see what the classes are doing at the Quilt Surface Design Symposium.

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