Last weekend I was able to attend PIQF 2019 (Pacific International Quilt Festival) and I thought I would share some eye candy with you. I didn’t get to all of the exhibits and quilts, but here’s a small sampling of both.
The Best of World honor goes to this beautiful quilt, “Family Reunion”, which took over three years to complete. It’s hand appliquéd, machine pieced and machine quilted by Barbara McCraw of Denton, Texas.
The Judge’s choice award goes to “Shwe Cool” which is a combination of appliqué, embroidery and piecing. This lovely quilt was made by Judy Powell of Lander, WY.
I loved the free motion quilting of “Lanterns” made by Ramona Frys of Cliffside Park, NJ. She won Best Sewing Machine Workmanship in the Innovative category.
I’m all about bright colors, appliqué and gorgeous quilting which were all evident in “Wonderland” made by Renae Haddadin and Karen Kay Buckley. They won 1st place, Traditional for this lovely quilt.
I’m amazed at the hand quilting and design of this next quilt, “Square Dance” made by Barbara Clem of Rockford, IL. She won an Honorable Mention in the traditional category.
The detail that went into “Little Blue Bird” made by Alexandra Hindrischedt of Germany Won her a 1st Place, Traditional World category.
The beauty of “Feathers and Frost” by Joanne Baeth of Bonanza, OR, was awarded 1st Runner Up for Best Sewing Machine Workmanship. It’s a show stopper.
Another show stopper was “Celebrate” made by Clementine Buzick and Beth Nufer of Harwood, ND. I love the color and center optical illusion of this one.
There were quite a few special exhibits at PIQF 2019. The first one that caught my attention was the Prince Cherrywood Challenge. “Participants were asked to use Prince’s music as inspiration to push themselves creatively, think outside the box, and create new fiber art. The contest was open to anyone and we received entries from several countries. All the quilts are the same color, fabric, size and theme.“
You know I love mini quilts, and I was tickled to see “Works of Art” from local artist Barbara Lockwood. “She trades these miniature postcards representing a great variety of techniques, styles, and themes with quilters and crafters from around the world. In the last four years, Barbara has made and exchanged over 400 of these fabric wonders!”
Not only were the quilts spectacular, but there were lots of vendors to visit. I didn’t go too crazy, but I did come home with some new thread, a book from Edyta Sitar, a charm pack of Kona solids, a new pattern and some fat quarters. I forgot to take pictures of my wares, but I can share more about those laters.
On the home front, it’s been more busy than usual for October. We’ve had out of town visitors, minor surgery (for Mr. Crafty Quilter), a wedding, the passing of a lovely friend, and travel to Texas to babysit the grandkids (which is where I am now). And when we flip the calendar, we’ll be at the gateway to the holidays.
That’s the ebb and flow of life after all, and it’s ever changing. I’m blessed to be right where I am on this journey and I can’t complain.
This Sunday is the scheduled link up for October’s UFO & WIP Challenge. It’s going to be posted late Sunday or early Monday, and I’ll keep it open an extra day. Thanks for your patience and for taking the time to follow along. I hope your day is full of good things and positive vibes!