Tuesday, August 11, 2009

PTA Exhibit at Arboretum

As one quilt show comes down, another goes up. We are so lucky to have this wonderful venue at our fingertips, the NC Arboretum. Year round, they feature quilt exhibits from various groups or persons within the local quilting community. They just hosted the Asheville Quilt Guild quilt show, it came down on Sunday; now it's Tuesday and the PTA is hanging a quilt exhibit upstairs. The PTA have an exhibit which opens today and runs through October 5th. Here is a peek at what you'll see. This is Mary Berry's wonderful piece - "Enough is as good as a feast"!
Mary Stori's beautiful work, her newest love - working with wool felt is titled "Bamboo Sunset".
My piece created for a challenge using "transparency" in some form, features Shibori tea bags made out of sheer silk organza, wrapped and dyed with acid dye to create the stripes of Shibori. It's called "Shibori Tea Party" (there's real tea in those bags!).
I love Linda Cantrells newest direction. This is called "Abstract Archway".
I love this next piece by Lynne Harrill who dyes her own fabric and did so for this piece.
This next piece - "Fanciful Flowers" by Kate Weston is wonderful to see in person - great color and beautiful machine quilting.

This next quilt by Connie Brown, one of her "Target" quilts is one of my favorites. I love her use of color, so many blocks - each different and all work so well together. It's enormous; I couldn't get back far enough to photograph it in its entirety.

This last one by Dort Lee - "Spring Creek" gathers its' inspiration from the wonderful views on Dort's 50 acres of pastures, streams and forests.

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