Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pacific International Quilt Festival XVIII – Wearable Art Competition

DSC02764 Wearable Art Competition

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…

DSC02765 Wearable Art 5014 Passing through the Painted Desert by Judy Mullen

…and the intricately appliquéd, embroidered and beaded cacti on the desert sands:

DSC02766 Wearable Art 5014 Passing through the Painted Desert by Judy Mullen

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.

DSC02768 Wearable Art 5011 Flamenco Rose by Eve Kovacs

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:

DSC02771 Wearable Art 5003 Thrift Shop Muse by Kimberly Andert

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:

DSC02774 Susan Christie Jewelry Booth

She offers a truly stunning collection of sterling silver and marquesite jewelry. I especially like the exquisite details of the sterling silver musical instruments:

DSC02775 Susan Christie Jewelry Booth

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.


margie said...

my mother would love a show like that. quilting is so dear to her heart.

Marilyn Miller said...

Loved the visit to the quilt show. Wearable art has always fascintated me.

Relyn Lawson said...

WOW! That's a far cry from the scary looking skirt I managed to make for my ninth grade home ec class.

Sherri said...

I'll have to send this to my step-mom. She's a die hard quilter. You go to the coolest artsy shows. I keep wondering if I'm missing a lot in Phx. or do we not have things like this? I'll have to make an effort to see what's going on in my community.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear margie,
I love going to the quilt shows with my mother. I hope you get a chance to go to a quilt show with your mother some day soon.

Dear Marilyn Miller,
It's heartwarming to see that so many people still love the traditional art of quilting.

Dear Relyn,
These ladies set the bar very high, don't they?

Dear Postcards and Coasters,
I'm guessing that Scottsdale offers a lot of art events you and your family may enjoy.

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