October Sky, by Bethanne Nemesh, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is featured in the October/November 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter. Here are more photos of Nemesh's extraordinary quilt and its making.
Dharavi is an area of Mumbai, India, sometimes referred to as Asia's largest slum. Situated on approximately 500 acres in the middle of India's financial capital, it is home to an estimated 1 million people. In early 2015, the Mumbai-based nonprofit Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action (SNEHA) held the second Dharavi Biennale, a two-week event that aimed to combine art and science, to highlight the contribution of the local people to India's economic and cultural life, and to share information on urban health. Two textile art projects addressed violence against women: Mapping the Hurt, an 8' x 5' collaborative textile piece, and Provoke/Protect, in which local women embroidered and appliqued traditional sarees with words and images to protest rape and gender-based violence.
More quilts from the 2014 Connecting Threads exhibition held at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Kathryn Wagar Wright created her applique design based upon photos of a bearded dragon. The lizard was made with needle-turned hand applique and almost completely assembled before she appliqued it to the pieced background.
Check out more detail shots of this incredible quilt!
See more stunning quilts from the Bayberry Quilters here!
The International Quilt Week Yokohama takes place every November and featues some of the very best work of Japanese quiltmakers. Entrants are divided into six categories - Traditional, Memory, Contemporary, Flower, Japanese and Machine.
Check out the extra details of these two quirky penguins as they journey along this humorous quilt!
Linda Beach's passion for art shines through each of her beautiful quilts!
Here are additional photos from Quilt National 2015.
The 19th international juried competition Quilt National was held in Athens, Ohio, from May to September. Quilt National is dedicated to the promotion of the contemporary art quilt.
After the exhibit in Athens, 75 of the quilts will travel to other museums and galleries throughout the U.S. until late 2017.