|One quilt in her power line series|
|Examples of her early work|
I snapped a photo of one of her quilts in her power line series because I liked how she had shaded the fabrics that she had pieced. It was so striking. . . probably because she used red! Red is my favorite color with turquoise and purple not far behind so I wanted to share that piece in this post!
|Capturing the art for a "rainy day!"|
I am SO not that organized! She also had her blog posts printed in a book for that year. She does a great job of documenting her work!
On many of the quilt stories was written "In the collection of" and the person's name. Joanne has stitched many graduation quilts, gifted
many quilts and even sold some quilts.
My friend and I oohed over the "Daffodil Dreams" quilt. Joanne had designed the 58 center feather wreaths which enclosed a daffodil. Joanne machine quilted the piece and dabbled with trapunto. The variety of fabrics used is large with few repeats.
|A modern take on a pickle dish pattern--"Chic Kisses"|
Of course, one of the nicest compliments a quilter can receive is for someone to want to photograph their work. Or, perhaps, a quilt calls the viewer from across the room and soon, the viewer is nose close to the quilt seeing a different view all together from that angle! It is also wonderful to watch the viewer grab a friend and share their excitement of their "view!" Sometimes, the viewer snaps a photo. At this show, it is okay to take photos!!!
I saw people reading the story of each quilt, I heard the questions--"how did she do that?" and "check out the fabric on the back!" I also heard a lot of "WOW" comments as quilts were viewed. People marveled at how Joanne accomplished each finish. I heard comments like, "this makes me want to go home and sew" and "well, I'm inspired!"
She also shared a number of her nest quilts and her latest series on shadow selfies. It was a terrific show of 114 pieces of her work!