Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Applique Competition at IQF

I am NOT one who loves Applique!!! I have a DESIRE to do more but it never makes it to the top of my “To-Do” list!!

For the entrants in the International Quilt Festival Applique Competition, it was obviously at the VERY TOP of their list!!

Here are a few of my favorites…..

The Blue-Ribbon winner was by Akiko Yoshimizu…..

“Cherry Blossom”

You have to get closer to see the details……

…..and EVEN CLOSER…..

Each of these 640 girls are dressed in different outfits, complete with purses and shoes!!

In her artist statement, she says…. “I hope this will make you feel gorgeous as if cherry blossoms are in full bloom, or make you smile and feel kind”

Next is the most fun temperature quilt that I have ever seen. Debra and Donna Lohman worked together to create this sweet project…..

“Almanac Quilt”

Rain, wind, and temperature are all depicted in one quilt design. It combines the days into weeks and an umbrella showcases the high and low temperatures for each day that week.

Raindrops are used to show the amount of rain in that same week and the average wind speed is reflected in the tilt or angle of the umbrella…..

This is SO clever!!!

Next is a quilt by Heidi Proffetty…..

“Cry Me A River”

I had to get “up close and personal” with this quilt to determine how it was made. I discovered that it was fusible applique, leaving tiny strips of white to imitate mosaic grout……

Using a dense filler quilting design greatly emphasized the white lines.

Finally, I enjoyed this quilt from Jan Hutchison…..


This was inspired by Uzbekistan traditional textiles. It is machine appliqued and quilted and hand embroidered!!

Seeing these quilts ALMOST makes me want to start an applique project!!!

Come back tomorrow for several interesting Abstract Quilts……

10 thoughts on “Applique Competition at IQF

  1. Thank you for the wonderful phoTos, Frances. What gorgeous quilts and I cannot begin to imagine all that appliqué.

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