Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nancy's Retrospective

Floating World I: By Daylight Still Dreaming 1981
"Picture yourself on your back watching milkweed seeds float off into the sky."

We sent our stringer Georgann to Vermont to report on Nancy H.'s retrospective show at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June. She said it was fabulous. It was fun to see Nancy talk about her quilts and Georgann was pleased to see how many Pt. B. influences float through her work.

Maple Leaf Rag 1984
"...The cut-out corners of the New England four-poster bed quilts...hint at the shape of Japanese kimonos."

The quotes are Nancy's from the catalog.

Fitzgerald Rag 1995
"The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, near Half Moon Bay, California, is a maze of tide pools full of starfish, sea anemones and sea urchins begging to be interpreted in spotted and dotted batiks. This quilt...uses a variable geometric shape I learned from Ruth McDowell, the irregular tessellating quadrilateral."

Quarry 1990
"Obviously I like doubles entendres and quests. From the interiors of apartments glimpsed from Prague stair-streets, I somehow ended up in Maine."

Streambed 1999
"The ancient shibori "pinebark" pattern is now known in the USA as Japanese Puzzle. Using a Sierra Club photo of leaves floating on water in Acadia National Park in Maine, east mets west meets east again."

There were forty-nine quilts in the show. Georgann photographed many. More recent quilts will be posted soon. 

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