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IQA quilt show review by Kathy Schmidt

Show in review
by quirksltd

Had a last minute opportunity to hop on a bus and head for Chicago to see the IQA Show. I’m not one to miss a chance like that, so off I went.
The red and white quilt display was spectacular! The selection of quilts from the “500” was also wonderful. Loved visiting the vendors and the Open Studios demos were great to have. But my heart was taken by the SAQA exhibits. I took some pictures–yes, I remembered to take my camera!
This is what I will remember from the 2015 IQA Chicago show——–

The Prairie Burr Oak by Jean Sredl

The Prairie Burr Oak

The Prairie Burr Oak

Prairie Burr Osk quilt show review wm 2

Line Dance, Tree Ring Patterns, var. 12 by Barbara Schneider

Rooflines #2 by Colleen Kole

Rough Bark by Marianne Williamson

Reflections Reflecting, Peggy Brown

Reading Matter by Sally Hutson

Silver Birch Grove by Sandra Poteet

Dotting Inside the Box by Sandi Snow

Social Networking by Phyllis Campbell, quilted by Monica Gum
There were others, but these……………just wow!
quirksltd | March 28, 2015 at 7:37 AM | Tags: color, contemplation, creativity, just for fun, non-traditional, Quilting | Categories: Art Quilts, Contemporary, Life | URL:
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Accepted at Fantastic Fibers 2015

Here I am bragging about myself again. I am so excited! Acceptances are still very exciting to me.
This is one of the first pieces finished after Sean’s death. I thought I’d lost my ability to be creative.
Truly an affirmation. Here is a detail shot.



I sewed each stitch with care; most of them in the infusion lab at the University of Chicago cancer center. It’s my favorite color scheme with lots and lots of deconstructed yarn stitching, yarn tunneling, over a hand died fabric collage of just about everything. It includes hand dyed silks, wools, wool felt, cottons, linen and more linen, and fabric paints. It is finished in a wonky unbalanced crooked over-sized blanket stitch.

Stop in at the Yeiser Arts Center 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY from April 11th to June 6th. I must quote a friend here in appropriate high English, “Yippie! Skippie!

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Look what happens when you take down the old shades (never throw them away)

Pulling down the shades in my daughters old room, I looked at the fibers closely and thought “What if?”


So I poured on the soda ash and sprinkled on the dye.


I took it all apart ripped out the threads holding them together and voila!


Does this say grass to you? Does anyone know what kind of fiber this might be?

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My first “teaching” experience!

I got there early even though it was almost a blizzard. A dear friend help me carry in the stuff and set up. She did the ironing while I hung the quilts. A bit nervous, but I was ready to go.
With 15 people eagerly sitting in front of me I began my presentation. Carefully placing the fabric under the presser foot I pushed on the pedal with my socked foot and nothing. Nothing!
My footpedal had shorted out in the bitter cold. Another “QUICK JEAN THINK FAST” moment. I carefully demonstrated with the presser foot off the machine and on the fabric and the table and it went Great I had a blast! Here is the culprit!



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