Energetic Quilts by Noel Keith

I had a great time this past week at Quilting by the Lake.  It was like (a rather intense) quilt camp.  What fun!  We stayed in dorms, ate our meals in the cafeteria, and used the college class rooms as our own.  The camaraderie and Adrenalin surges were just fantastic!

Viewing the related quilt show was one of the first things I did.  There I was introduced to the quilts of Noel Keith, from New York.  I’m showing you several of her quilts here.  (They were labeled, but it wasn’t always clear which title went with which quilt, so I’m showing them without titles.)

What color!Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

What energy!Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I think maybe this one is my favorite. Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Love it.Quilts by Noel Keith. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Aren’t they great?  She’s a master of color, but her pieces are much more than color stories. She’s created a lot of energy with her improvisational (inexact) piecing.  Very nice!

Which one is your favorite?

Ellen Lindner
P.S. I couldn’t find a website for Noel, but she has as Facebook page.

6 Responses to Energetic Quilts by Noel Keith

  1. Lif Strand August 2, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    I couldn’t find a Noel Keith on Facebook. But those sure are fabulous quilts!

    • Ellen Lindner August 8, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

      Yes, Lif, aren’t they wonderful?

      (I often wonder how people find out about others’ quilts if they don’t have much of an online presence. I’m guessing she’s local to the area.)

  2. Susan M Sawatzky August 2, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    Ellen, are these quilts all pieced? If so, it is masterful!

    • Ellen Lindner August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      Yes, pieced Susan! I suspect she used an “improvisational” piecing method in which pieces are free cut, without patterns.

  3. Eleanor Levie August 7, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    The last one is a fascinating composition. I’m guessing she studied with Nancy Crow?

    • Ellen Lindner August 8, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

      That’s a good guess, Eleanor, but I’m not sure.

      I also saw an exhibit of Nancy Crow’s student’s work while there. I’ll show those in a post soon.

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