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IIQF 2021- Quilt Show Competition

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Eye of the Storm - Storm at Sea
Eye of the Storm - Storm at Sea
Margaret Rajan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 105 x 105 x 0.3
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: A lovely quilt I pieced using the “All Sewn Up Storm at Sea” pattern designed by Teresa Down Under, the swirling batik fabrics from The Square Inch, bold hand dyed cotton fabrics from Kalindi quilts, and finally the inspired quilting by The Square Inch breathing life into the piece.

Towards hope and beyond
Towards hope and beyond
Diptee Raut
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 43 x 43 x 0.2
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This is a Chevron Log Cabin miniature quilt. It is made using the paper piecing method and the paper piecing pattern is my own. The quilt depicts a perspective of moving from darkness towards light and beyond. I have made this quilt over the last one year.

Unconventional Materials from the supermarket Quilt
Unconventional Materials from the supermarket Quilt
Bishakha Raviraj
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 182 x 198
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: As an upcycler I love to work with existing materials instead of buying new materials. I was inspired by the show 'Project Runway'where few apperals are made with unconventional materials. As a challenge to myself I took up this project. Collected various materials out of the supermarket from customers and friends. I've used rice sacks, packets, garbage bags, duct tape, insulation tape, medicine sheet,plastic bottles, toothbrush and plastic spoon. Purpose was to try something new and generate awareness about the waste we collect after every visit to the supermarket . It is wonky , not smooth, irregular at places as that's how plastic behaves. Application- picnic mat, table cloth for open events, school mats etc.

WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM, SO DOES HOPE
WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM, SO DOES HOPE
Subhadra Reddy
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 122 x 91 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: As an avid gardener, I chose Floral Rhapsody as my theme to depict old and new (fabrics), light and dark, shiny and matte, to bring together opposites and yet exist in harmony, calling to the butterflies. And as the butterflies dance merrily and hide among the flowers I cherish, I am reminded that these extraordinarily trying times will pass one day. Where flowers bloom, so does hope. The quilt uses 300 squares of floral motifs made from various techniques of fabric production such as block-printing, screen printing, digital printing and resist dyeing. Though interested in quilting most of my life, I’ve been actively quilting for the last fifteen years. At the grand age of 74, I am thrilled to send in my first entry in a competition.

Hunter
Hunter
Usha Saravanan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 85 x 99
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Hunter, our Husky, is the youngest fur baby and the darling of our family. He is ever enthusiastic, full of energy and loves being loved. In this art quilt I've tried to capture the essence of the dappled evergreen forests of the Tundra from where originated our free spirited Hunter. Also true to a huskies nature, Hunter is a bi-eyed husky (He has different coloured eyes).This particular picture brings out his free spirited playing.

Waves of Joy
Waves of Joy
Usha Saravanan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 228.6 x 216
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This bargello came about as a challenge thrown at me by Tina Katwal and it's also a pattern I'd been wanting to try. The quilt was pieced traditionally and followed a pattern, though the colour choices were all mine. It's a heady mix of warm and cool, weaving a spell to mesmerise you. This quilt was a joy to work and will be a joy to hold on to.

Cotton Rainbow
Cotton Rainbow
Sabiha Shafee
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 244 x 182 x 5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Entirely designed and executed using just a single hand by a 79 year old cancer survivor with an amputated left hand, living alone with no help in creating the quilt. Completed in 10 days. Passion for quilting and an unlimited flow of energy was poured into creating this piece. The choice of colors indicate positive energy, bouquet of happy emotions and a confident future outlook. Made used traditional quilting technique.

Emerald Park
Emerald Park
Lalitha Shankar
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 41 x 41
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Once a week, my grandson and I go for a walk in a park nearby. This ‘Our Time’ is precious to both of us, so I was very sad to lose it due to the pandemic. I didn’t want it to become just a memory. And this inspired me to preserve it in a keepsake-this quilt. Each block represents a month we skipped our walk (April-December). We walked the same route and sometimes spoke the same things but for me each time was special and different. I have shown this with the same leaves and flowers arranged differently in each block. The blocks (9.5cmx9.5cm) are hand appliqued (161 pieces), handpieced and handquilted. The smallest piece is a circle of 0.5cm diameter and the largest is a flower 2.5x2.2cm. Oh, the Emerald? It is his favourite gemstone!

Rebel
Rebel
Mekhla Sharma
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 190 x 152
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The design is made of Majestic Mountain/ Delectable Mountain block. It came to me when after the workshop we were playing around with the placement. Black is everything sophisticated and sober, the design in red is the passion to carve your own path and creat a distinct identity.

Orange Bar
Orange Bar
Mekhla Sharma
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 231 x 231
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This design is from Pinterest . A drawing on paper from the collection of Ataomer. Somehow the endless knot called to me. I love this shade of bottle green and the orange seemed to pop on it. We have an ice cream called Orange Bar, it’s like quenching your thirst with frozen Fanta. Each block of orange that I pieced reminded me of the day when as a child I walked long distances with my brother , just so that we may use transport money to treat ourselves with Orange Bar.

From my window
From my window
Manjusha Shete
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 122 x 91 x 0.2
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Inspired by " There is a world out there, Open the window and it's there."

Kaleen
Kaleen
Manjusha Shete
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 185 x 120 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Coming from the land of spices, yoga and greatest hospitality, we Indians are used to hosting guests. The interesting fact about us Indians, we still like to sit cross legged on the floor. As a quilt artist, I took this observation to introduce "Kaleen" - The Quilt Carpet. We are aware of the common uses of quilt, but as I tried to approach this art, I was intrigued with the idea of using the quilt as a carpet. Another thought behind the concept was to extend the uses of quilt and thus to monetize and spread the art of quilting.

My Mandala
My Mandala
Sossity Smith
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 119 x 119 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt was hand pieced using Kaffe fabrics that were a gift from a friend. I love doing handwork when I'm on the road. It is so easy to take the pieces in the car and stitch wherever you are. I always have a few projects in my bag as you never know when you will need something to keep your hands busy while waiting. The vibrant colors and mandala shape of this quilt will always remind me of my time in India.

Kindness is my religion
Kindness is my religion
KUPPULAKSHMI SOMASEKHAR
Shortlisted
Country: INDIA

Dimensions: 103 x 78
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Last year has been challenging in many ways for all of us. Be it a tight lockdown or worldwide protests we have all felt helpless in some way or the other. But I came across a video of 14th Dalai Lama talking about how kindness is his religion and it taught me that the simplest thing that we can do at a time like this is be kind to each other. I call this portrait quilt " Kindness " as the 14th Dalai Lama personifies it in every single way. I used hand dyed fabrics for this portrait. The outline is done with zigzag stitches of different length and width. The background quilting is inspired by auspicious Tibetan design

Quilted Wrap
Quilted Wrap
Geetha Srinivasan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 165 x 122 x 0.25
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This wrap was made by me following the design of a woolen wrap I own. One side of this wrap I pieced a pencil block in black and grey fabric. While the other side is covered by a free motion quilt of a floral motif with a pebbled background.

Kodandarama
Kodandarama
Geetha Srinivasan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 35.5 x 35 x 1.4
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This piece was inspired by sculptures and motifs found in south Indian Hindu temples. The design was initially drawn on a 20inch square paper and scaled down to 35 cm square fabric. Then I did FMQ with black thread and used ink tense to enhance the motifs.

Veena player in Tanjore style painting
Veena player in Tanjore style painting
Geetha Srinivasan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 110 x 105 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Free motion quilt made in the style of a Tanjore painting, with a hand drawn design. To mimic the Tanjore style I used pearl metallic paints and embellished with semi-precious stones.

QUILT OF HOPE
QUILT OF HOPE
Aditi Subash
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 46 x 46 x 1.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Dandelion represents hope. Our quilt showcases different phases of blossoming of a dandelion. legend has it that if u blow all the seeds of a dandelion with a breathe , then all your wishes will come true . our wish is the present pandemic dissipates and happy healthy safe times return for humanity.

Magnolia - My First Pattern Test
Magnolia - My First Pattern Test
Ritu Sudharshan
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: My 8th grade virtual school classes run only for half the day allowing me to spend the afternoons exploring art. In August, I learnt curve piecing and precision piecing with a no-pins technique. Around that time, Mr. Augusto of Capital A Quilts had a call-out for pattern testers for a gorgeous curvy design called Magnolia Quilt. To challenge myself, my mom encouraged me to sign up. This pattern has many sizes of classic drunkard’s path blocks – 2 inch, 3.5 inch, 4 inch, 8 inch and 10 inch. Sewing up the large 10 inch curves was the most fun! I ended up making it more complex by choosing prints where you need to worry about directionality. I learnt a lot about how to de-construct a shape and assemble units with precision.

Faceless
Faceless
LAKSHMI SURESH IYER
Shortlisted
Country: India

Dimensions: 76.2 x 54.6
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This raw edge applique with plain backing. The quilting was done upon the batting prior to the application of backing fabric. And for this reason the backing will not reflect the quilting. The quilt was inspired by Priya Suneel's painting from the "Faceless" series, a journey of raw colour and stylized imagery, where unseen faces speak of unexpressed identities swept away by the landscape of daily living.

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