In my last post on the Pacific International Quilt Festival XVIII, I will show you some outstanding pieces of the Wearable Art Competition.
“Passing through the Painted Desert” by Judy Mullen was a marvel with the sunrise neckline…
…and the intricately appliquéd, embroidered and beaded cacti on the desert sands:
Eve Kovacs’ Spanish-inspired “Flamenco Rose” featured a beautifully quilted bolero jacket and matching purse. The understated red piping near the hem of the slacks pulls together the ensemble while keeping the focus on the jacket.
My mother was particularly taken with Kimberly Andert’s “Thrift Shop Muse” vintage ensemble. It is a true tribute to found treasures and would make any Second-Hand Rose proud:
Because of time constraints, we could not visit all the wonderful merchants that sell their goods at this show. I did, however, manage to squeeze in a few moments to ask Susan Christie permission to photograph her booth of fantastic vintage jewelry:
She offers a truly stunning collection of sterling silver and marquesite jewelry. I especially like the exquisite details of the sterling silver musical instruments:
This concludes my mini-series of posts on the Pacific International Quilt Festival. It was a privilege to showcase the astonishingly talented artists who were selected for this show. I would like to tip my hat to the Mancuso Brothers who always put on a grand show despite all the logistical and physical challenges they must face in presenting these precious works of art.
I hope you enjoyed strolling down the aisles with me and my mother.