Thursday, August 01, 2013

Balance
24" x 60"

Opening tomorrow at the International Quilt Show in Long Beach, my quilt, Balance, which was juried into the Dinner@8 exhibit, An Exquisite Moment.  I wish I was there!  Thank you so much Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison for curating this exhibit.  AND special thanks to Moore's Sewing Centers for their sponsorship!

It seems like balance is much easier to maintain when things are going right in my life!  However, I find that I appreciate it so much more during the other times, when life is chaotic and full of stress.  That ephemeral moment of balance gives me hope and grounds me.

This quilt is made from some new batik designs I have been playing with this spring.  It was such a joy to put them to use in this quilt.  The pieces were individually cut and fused into place with Mistyfuse.  Then I used black thread to go around the entire figure; this mostly shows only on the white side of the quilt. Then I quilted in simple arching lines with grey thread.  Sweet simplicity!


And as is usual for our Dinner@8 exhibits, a Blurb Book by Lois Bogue is available of the exhibit if you are interested!  I LOVE the cover by Cheryl Sleboda!!


9 comments:

Vickie Hallmark said...

Love this, Kathy! Simple but perfect design.

Margarita Korioth said...

Love, love this quilt!

Susan said...

Beautiful. I would love to see this in person.

Julia said...

I have to keep coming back and looking at this quilt. Great interpretation of "Balance."

kathy york said...

Thank you! and thanks for leaving a comment! :)

Vivien Zepf said...

I really like this piece, Kathy! It's striking from a distance, and I love all the "moments" up close: the birds ponytail, the yin and yang background, the stitching that reflects the pendulum swings in life, etc. Well done! I, too, wish I could see it in person.

Stacy Hurt said...

I had the honor to be on the hanging crew (and be in the exhibit) and I can tell you this quilt is so very lovely in person. Everyone of us was chatting about it. The seemingly simple design and combination of elements is perfect and the quilting motif is excusite. Fabulous work!

kathy york said...

Vivien and Stacy,
Thanks so much! It is such an honor to know that you like my quilt! Happy smile!

Martha Tsihlas said...

Great piece Kathy! I liked seeing the close ups to gain a better understanding of the whole art quilt.
Hope to see it someday in person.