2017 Des Moines Quilt Show, Part One, Quilted Faces

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.

Sadly, this is the last year that the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild is partnering  with the American Quilters Society to bring a quilt show of this quality to Des Moines.

2 thoughts on “2017 Des Moines Quilt Show, Part One, Quilted Faces

  1. These are incredible. I really need to visit Des Moines sometime. I’ve read about this city and its attractions on several blogs and know I would enjoy it. I appreciate your sharing this “find” with us, but regret that this is the last year.

    • Thanks to I-35 it’s not hard to do a nice visit to Des Moines from Southern MN in one day. Leave early, visit two or three attractions, eat out and be back home before bedtime. And yes, we will miss our yearly trip to the Des Moines Quilt Show.

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