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IIQF 2021- Quilt Show Competition

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PRISMATIC XPRESSIONS
PRISMATIC XPRESSIONS
Sunita Balasubramanian

Country: India

Dimensions: 169 x 128 x 0.2
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I just can’t believe that I am showcasing my quilt at IIQF 2021 - MY FIRST QUILT! This journey started almost six months ago. I have always been in awe of color and contrasting fabrics, the way they flow together to create a design. That has been my greatest inspiration and hence the title PRISMATIC XPRESSIONS The traditional design of each block and the simplicity was an opportunity for a novice quilter like me to learn quilt construction basics. Traditional at its very core I believe these blocks make stunning quilts on par with their modern counterparts. The project was tough but interesting with a few hurdles to be crossed. This is an ongoing journey, with plenty of new skills to learn and I’m thrilled to continue.

Modern Tongue and Groove
Modern Tongue and Groove
Joelle Basnight

Country: India

Dimensions: 198 x 152 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I usually work in earth tones and shades of grey but I wanted to do something with bold colors and high contrast while still having a nod to the greys I love. I like how the threads match the fabric color so the quilting adds modern texture and draws the eye across the quilt.

Modern Chocolate
Modern Chocolate
Joelle Basnight

Country: India

Dimensions: 145 x 150 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt marries calming earth tones with graphic lines. The use of light and dark as well as piece size draws your eye to the center of the quilt and adds depth. The quilted motif in the center becomes visible when your eye lands and the varied quilt patterns on the longer strips adds movement to the quilt.

Flannel Library
Flannel Library
Joelle Basnight

Country: India

Dimensions: 147 x 147 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I have a dear friend who is an author in the US and has the coziest space for his writing. His library/workspace is cluttered with books and curios from across the globe and he often sits in his dark leather chair in the early morning, enjoying the cold, tapping away at his keyboard. When I stumbled across a flannel jellyroll in deep earth tones I knew I had to make him something and the intricate weave of this quilt honors the care he takes in weaving his stories together.

Shibori Improv
Shibori Improv
Archana Bhargava

Country: India

Dimensions: 222 x 172 x 2
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I love shibori fabric and wanted to showcase it in a quilt.This quilt has been made organically improv method.I did not use any rulers and let the pattern of the quilt emerge as I began to sew.Shibori is a form of tie and dye in which the fabric is folded, pleated, tied or stitched in different ways to achieve various designs. SHIBORI is a Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing.

moon on earth
moon on earth
Aman Bhooi

Country: India

Dimensions: 186 x 203 x 2.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: moon on earth is soft and beautiful quilt all hand quilted and hand embroided by 2 young girls . i did the designing and pattern making . we also have used beads in the center of the quilt .

Ivory
Ivory
Indu Chandra Shrivastava

Country: India

Dimensions: 183 x 244 x 1.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Imaginary motifs and ruler work incorporating my favourite free motion feathers and circular feathers, done by free motion quilting on silk cotton, polyester batting and silk cotton batting

Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
Anjali Chaperon

Country: India

Dimensions: 143 x 133 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: First time trying paper piecing and hand applique. It has made me come out of my comfort zone. I truly enjoyed this experience and I highly recommend it to others. It is a pretty simple technique even for a beginner like myself.

Phoenix
Phoenix
Anjali Chaperon

Country: India

Dimensions: 138 x 124 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt has been paper pieced by my grandmother and I, did the quilting part. This is a really big deal for her because she has finally come out of her nutshell. She has been through a lot. She has been feeling dead on the inside for a while now. She's finally feeling better now. She has taken up a new hobby, sewing, which is making her feel alive again. This is her first quilt. Hence, the title, 'Phoenix'. Her soul has been reborn!

Sunshine Comfort
Sunshine Comfort
Aarti Chaperon

Country: India

Dimensions: 170 x 165 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The white background color represents the purity of divine nature. In the border, are houses representing the human household who are sheltered and protected and given comfort by the Sun. Hence, Sunshine Comfort Quarantine, due to Covid19, has been hard on many of us. Staying at home 24/7 has had negative impacts such as depression, anxiety, not to mention, the quarrels between family. But I like to look at the good that came out of an 8-month lockdown. I was having trouble finding my flow in quilting. I had lost my style. An artist block of sorts. so, I started over! I experimented! I did a large variety of blocks, symmetrical and asymmetrical. I tried art quilting too. My composition and color sense evolved a great amount!

Catan
Catan
Kay Clarke

Country: India

Dimensions: 183 x 70 x 0.25
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Lockdown in Chennai meant hours to spend handpiecing this quilt, using the English Paper Piecing method. Putting each piece together around the central hexagon created a bloom of color that made me feel happy. I felt lucky to have bright colors in my stash to put together this quilt. My children are quarantined together in the US and this reminded them of a board game they play together, the Settlers of Catan, so the quilt is named after a magical place - Catan.

Foyer Ameliore - Murhun Zamani
Foyer Ameliore - Murhun Zamani
Kay Clarke

Country: India

Dimensions: 165 x 130 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Sometimes a pattern speaks to me, but this quilt is all about fabric. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer who taught people how to build cookstoves in Niger ‘85-’87. These stoves helped people save wood and they the name of this quilt is French and Hausa for “improved cookstove”. I’ve kept this fabric for all these years and finally created this quilt! The quilter, Tina Katwal, paid special attention to the details in the fabric and outlined many of the featured prints. It is my keepsake quilt for that experience.

Zuma Eye
Zuma Eye
Kay Clarke

Country: India

Dimensions: 165 x 165 x 1
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I have enjoyed working with jelly rolls - precut strips of fabric, and this is a fun quilt made with a bright jelly roll and solids to accent. The white background makes everything pop, and my quilter said it reminded her of a camera shutter. The thick loft of batting helps the quilting show on the plain white, and the flowers come through the eye of the colorful weave.

Christmas in Chennai
Christmas in Chennai
Kay Clarke

Country: India

Dimensions: 132 x 132 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This is a fun quilt that was made as a mystery quilt sew along. That is, jelly roll strips and background fabric came together over the course of a few weeks until the blocks were completed into the snowflake form. I love to use every scrap, so I put together pieces to make a colorful border on the back around the central final leftover background. Quilting is most fun when you have a community of friends who inspire and encourage. The unusual tie-dye strips paired with the green snowflake background makes me think of warm weather and celebrating Christmas in Chennai.

The Lady from the Mountains
The Lady from the Mountains
Brinda Crishna

Country: India

Dimensions: 101 x 85 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: This quilt is to celebrate the many unsung women in India. They form the nucleus of our society and live their lives, one day at a time, with strength and fortitude. This lady, a grandmother, she said, had just unloaded her basket of freshly harvested potatoes, carrying them on her back, to walk back to her home over tough mountain terrain. She was delighted and laughed joyfully to see herself in the photograph I took of her, the first time she had seen what she looked like to the world around her. 'Have you never seen your face?' I asked. 'No never', she said, accepting this as a unquestioned reality. I took a series of photographs and composed them together to capture not only this remarkable woman, but the terrain she traverse every day.

 Narcondam Magic
Narcondam Magic
Brinda Crishna

Country: India

Dimensions: 86 x 68 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: The Narcondam Hornbill lives on a small island in the Andamans. It is the only place where these birds exist on this planet. I saw a wildlife programme about them, and was taken with these magnificent and yet endangered birds and was moved to create the picture in fabric. The photograph was taken by Dhritiman Mukherjee, based out of Kolkata, and he generously gave me permission to use the picture. I have deliberately kept the background quilting in the shape of leaves, so as not to distract from the main character, besides maintaining the feel of the forest.

Monsoons at Malhar
Monsoons at Malhar
Brinda Crishna

Country: India

Dimensions: 123 x 73 x 0.5
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Claudia Pfiell, a quilter from Germany very generously ran an online programme called 'Pfearless Corona Pfighters on a Quilter's Mission', to help cope with the Covid lockdown. She shared her unique technique of making blocks, and we were encouraged to put together our own versions of it. We were in the middle of the monsoons where I live in Malhar in Bangalore, and with the lockdown also, the plants around grew with profusion and abundance. My early morning walks became a source of discovery and such joy. I used the wonderful method taught by Claudia to create a picture of the greenery that surrounded me.

Neon Peaks
Neon Peaks
Arundhati Deshmukh

Country: India

Dimensions: 172 x 172 x 172
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: Neon Peaks is free pattern developed by Natalie Crabtree for blueprint . I loved the contemporary style and straight cuts as well as the day and night effect of this quilt.

Exploration
Exploration
Madhavi Dharankar

Country: India

Dimensions: 100 x 78 x 0.25
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: I have always been fascinated with the scrap fabric. I approached the local tailors and asked if they were ok with I using the scrap fabric they anyway throw away. They willingly gave that Pandora box to me. From there started the journey of how that resource should be used. This is one such creation. Both front and backing as been created using the scrap fabric discarded. The batting is of flannel, which is the only 'bought' part of the quilt.

In a lifetime
In a lifetime
Prachi Diwakar

Country: India

Dimensions: 90 x 115 x 9.75
Artist Statement/ Description/ Method: If there’s a beginning , there will always be an end to it. Just as every day strikes through , something ends and something new begins . Good or bad doesn’t matter , but what really matters is what you make of the journey in between .Thus the quilt is an interpretation of how one keeps going on day after another , just as life goes on at its own pace.Each color symbolizes a mood , a blend the gloomy as well as bright days

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