Quilt Symposium, Auckland, October 2019: Some photos from the exhibition

4 10 2019

The quilt exhibition that’s part of the biennial Quilt Symposium has hundreds of magnificent quilts on display. There was no way I could take photos of them all, so this is just a very small selection of those I did photograph (the rest of my photos are on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/albums/72157711179169921).

This Dear Jane quilt really attracted me because of the colours and fabrics used. I’m not usually a fan of traditional quilts, such as Dear Janes, but the pastel colours drew me in.

I loved this red wine quilt! The evocative splash and splosh of the wine hitting the glass, the movement, and the size — this was about 1 m long, so a great size for an art quilt for someone’s wall.

This wholecloth quilt was HUGE. And the threadwork to create the design was just magnificent. There’s just one fabric in this quilt — the black background. Everything else is thread.





Quilt Symposium, Auckland, October 2019: Chris Kenna’s Wholecloth Mosaic class

4 10 2019

I’m at the Auckland Quilt Symposium, where I’m taking classes for 4 out of the 5 days. My first class was a 2-day class with Chris Kenna (a New Zealander), doing a wholecloth mosaic using her techniques. Our class supplies stipulated a 1 m x 1 m plain piece of fabric, and most chose white, off-white, or black as their background fabric. Almost all the class participants worked at this scale, though a couple varied it by using a rectangle of fabric.  We didn’t work from any pattern, instead making up our own designs. Below are the photos of my project in progress, Chris’ two magnificent pieces (both at least 2 m square), and all the projects done by the class as at the end of Day 2.

My piece in progress

Chris Kenna’s samples

Class work at the end of Day 2