All artists seek to make an impression on the viewer with their creations. For Lasting Impressions, we asked quilters to take that sentiment a step further and use stamps, dye, stitching, and other techniques to make their fabrics as striking as their designs. With quilts comprised of at least 50% handmade fabrics, this eclectic exhibition showcases the breadth of technique and style that can be achieved through the quilter's manipulation of his or her medium.
Jurors: Mary Walter & Wen Redmond
Whistler Award: Jill Kerttula, Fishy Fishy
Juror's Choice: Sarah Ann Smith, Bijagos Warrior
Juror's Choice: Betty Busby, Dendrite
People's Choice: Sarah Ann Smith, Bijagos Warrior
And in the Members Room, see Whistler in Quilts, an exhibition showcasing the results of Mary Walter's quilt class held in the Parker Gallery in May. This year, Walter chose a Whistler self-portrait as the subject, and eight of her students display their interpretations of his famous painting.
Image: "Dendrite", Betty Busby, hand painted silk and non woven, hand and machine stitching, 38"x34". Click the image for a high-res version suitable for print.