As you can see, they’re quite large: each about 80″ square.
The quilts were meant to be inspired by a large Bulls Eye pattern. That is, four quadrants, each with a bulls eye (target) motif. The challenge was proposed by Nancy Crow, and she invited certain students to participate. Some artists got very creative with their interpretation of quadrants and bulls eyes, as with the quilt above. But, that was sort of the idea.
Others stuck to the bulls eye motif more clearly, but still with LOTS of variation.
Some artists disassembled the components and put them back together askew.
Our class teacher, Rosalie Dace, gave us the assignment of selecting a piece to buy if we were gallery owners. This piece was my pick. I really love it. Wouldn’t it be great in a large public space or on a business wall?
Tommy, (above) really S T R E T C H E D the proportions and I think it’s very successful.
Rosalie also asked us to select a quilt we’d like to take home. Although the one above tempted me mightily, I just kept gravitating back to the one below. I think I could look at it for hours!
Doesn’t it just glow? When you look closely, you can see the woven effect created by ALL THOSE LITTLE PIECES.
And then, finally, you notice the VERY TIGHT matchstick quilting. Compare the texture to that of the wall. Amazing, right?
This is a FABULOUS exhibit, which demands a little bit of study. It’s divided into trunks and is traveling around the country. If it comes close to you, you’ll definitely want to see it!
P.S. I only showed you a few of the quilts in the exhibit. There are about 20 or 30.