Keiko Goke from Japan had some very bright quilts, which caught the eye of many observers. I especially like her liberated approach to quilting - right up my alley. Keiko has worked with Gwen Marston and it shows!
|Title: To those who become the winds (made after the Tsunami, which hit Sendai, Keiko's home)|
|double wedding ring|
|another post-tsunami quilt, "Can flowers grow in the sea?"|
Libby Lehman, thread painter extra-ordinaire. I loved the transparencies she created. My favorite is shown below. Favorite because I am currently working with radially symmetrical shapes!
|close up of above quilt|
It seems ironic that I should travel to Spain to see work done by quilters from the USA, especially Pat Holly, who lives here in Ann Arbor. Believe it or not, I had never seen Pat's work except in magazine photographs. It is stunning and so precise. (Unfortunately, I did not get photos of Pat's quilts because of the lines waiting to get into her exhibit on the day I was photographing. But, I have seen that Keiko Goke has showed Pat's work on her blog, Libby's also, should you want to see them.