Artists of all varieties are drawn to faces. The many fine artistic quilters that are around these days are no different. In this first installment of my impressions of the Des Moines AQS Quiltweek quilt show, I focus on quilts that highlighted faces.
This quilt by Hiroko Miyama is entitled “Lily.”
Artists never know where their doodling will lead them. In this case, it led to this quirky quilt called “Revenge of the Doodle” by Brazilian quilters Aline Bugarin and Natasha Bugarin.
Continuing with entries from around the world, this quilt by South Korean quilter HyeonJoo Shin is entitled, “Enjoy the Rain.”
This is all one quilt. It is called a Trispective Three in One Quilt. If you look at it from the left you see Jacqueline Kennedy, if you look at it straight on, you see Oprah Winfrey, and if you look at it from the right side you see Mother Theresa. An amazing work by Flora Joy.
I would not want to mess with the guy in this quilt. He’s called “Master of the Hounds” in this work by Anne B. G. Armour.
“Surprise Landing” by Joan Banks.
Swirl by Danny Amazonas.
Stay tuned. There is so much more to share with you from this quilt show, including highlights from some of the special exhibits within the show: Freehand Patchwork by Danny Amazonas, Twisted: Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist and SAQA: The Declaration of Sentiments 1848–The Struggle Continues.