Here are the rest of the quilts from the show…(click pictures to enlarge)
David M. Taylor, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The white-on-white portion of this quilt is what intrigued and challenged the artist.
David has been quilting since 1999 and became a full-time quilter and teacher in 2009. His work has won numerous awards, including the Fairfield Master Award for Contemporary Quilting from the International Quilt Association (2006) and the Brother Wall Machine Workmanship Award for the American Quilter’s Society (2008) and first place in pictorial art quilts at the International Quilt Festival in Houston (2011) for Maynard.
John Scott Alden, Littleton, Colorado
Pennies From Heaven
The quilt was inspired by the dedication of the 9/11 memorial. John Graduated from CSU with a degree in horticulture. He was a landscape designer and loves the natural beauty of Colorado. Pennies from heaven is his first completed quilt.
L. Scott Farmer, Lakewood, Colorado
May Cause Dizziness
This quilt is one of a series that explores the interaction of black and white. L. Scott Farmer is a fiber artist who was drawn to the creative possibilities offered by firer after working in wood and stained glass, he finds that creating art with fiber allows him the greatest expansion and fulfillment of his creative process.
John Plutchak, Kingsport, Tennessee
The sashiko-embellished piece was made specially for this exhibit. John comes from a family of 10. In addition to quilting he spins, weaves, knits, turns wood, and works with leather. He is a quilt judge and teacher. This is his third time exhibiting at RMQM.
Jeff Donaldson, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jeff is a retired elementary and special education teacher. he discovered quilting three years ago while watching his wife quilt. Donaldson belongs to the Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters in Fort Collins where the members have been especially supportive of his efforts.
Davin Frey, Golden, Colorado
The quilt was inspired by a 2000-year old Celtic coin found in Great Britain. Davin is the son and brother of quilters he says “I guess it was just a matter of time before I tried my hand at quilting.” Cantii Man is his first piece to be exhibited.
Michael D. Marsh, Marshall, Missouri
Another Time Another Place
The artist’s admiration for the culture of the Far East inspired this view into the lives of geishas at rest. Michael has slept under quilts made by his grandmothers and great aunts all of his life and began quilting in the 1980′s perfecting his craft with the aid of books and television programs.
Michael E. Michalski, Brooklyn, New York
Prairie window evolved from a class with Judy Doenias about designing with arcs and circles. Michael has been quilting for 20 years and has a degree in chemistry and physics but chose a career in theatrical costuming, which he studied in graduate school. He works backstage on Broadway, taking care of the wardrobe and assisting the actors with their changes.
Shawn Quinlan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Visiting Gramps Memories
Shawn based this image on a photograph his grandfather took of himself on one of his trips to the western United States. Quinlan attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and works as a video editor in the news department at WTAE-TV. Given an old sewing machine in 1994 he became fascinated with all aspects of art quilting.
Andreas Wolf, Hamburg, Germany
Black and White and one other Colour
Andreas Wold became interested in needle-work as a child. At age 18 he began making his own clothes, and began designing and making quilts in 1995. He enjoys using his longarm artistry in quilts he makes for exhibition and competition and on customer quilts in his store, Quilthouse Hamburg.
Lucky Snyder, Longmont, Colorado
The quilt was made to record memories of time spent living and working in China. Lucky is a professional welder and has built and driven champion drag race cars. He restores vintage English Fords and Sunbeams. His grandmother handed him a needle and thread after he lost his father while very young, he has been practicing ever since.
Kenneth McCullough, Pueblo, Colorado
Tumbling Blocks with Piano Key Border
Kenneth’s oldest granddaughter helped him select the 18 different fabrics used in this quilt. He made his first quilt in 2002 to have something to do during retirement. His quilt “Terry’s Flower Bed” won first place and best of show at the Colorado State Fair in 2009.
J. Mackenzie Helton, Denver Colorado
Homework for Harriet
The quilt was a homework project for a class taught by Harriet and Carrie Hargrave. Mackenzie has been sewing most of his life. He has made clothing, bags, and household items from a variety of fibers including canvas, leather, and vinyl.
Dan Burke, Lansing Michigan
Interstellar Suite Square Hexagon
Dan began quilting about 6 years ago to have something he could do with his mother. Soon he discovered the more he quilted the more he wanted to quilt. Dan is the past president of the Capital City Quilt Guild in Lansing and the treasurer for the Michigan Quilt Network. One of his paper pieced quilts is in the AQS Quilt Art Engagement Calendar 2012.
J. Marcus Weekley, Gulfport, Mississippi
Desert Cactus II: Vacation in Charleston
The artist challenged himself to incorporate as many different log cabin blocks into the design as possible in response to a log cabin themed guild challenge. Weekley teaches English in community college and writes poetry, prose poetry, short stories and screenplays.
Geoff Hamada, Seattle, Washington
The quilt is a Budhist-inspired mandala in bright, striking colors and sparkling embellishment. Geoff has been making quilts for 20 years and enjoys exploring a wide use of materials and needlework techniques. He is on the board of directors of the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum.
Ian Guy, Centennial, Colorado
Ships at Sea
This is Ian’s first quilt, made while visiting his grandmother during a 3 year period. Ian is 15 years old and has been homeschooled his entire life. He repairs cars, computers, electronics, and cell phones. He completed this quilt at age 12, and has since used his sewing skills to make things such as cases for cell phones.
Mike McNamara, San Fransisco, California
Images of scissors were printed on fabric using the thermofax process. Mike “Mac” made his first quilt in 1976 and is an active member of both Quilters Connection in Watertown, Massachusetts and the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association in Santa Cruz, California.
Apologies to Ken Casey….his quilt is just barely visible through the window in this picture.
Ken Casey, Phoenix , Arizona
Roy G. Biv Pixellated (pictured in the window)
This quilt was made specifically for RMQM’s “Male Call” exhibit. Ken has been quilting for about 25 years. He is a retired elementary school teacher and was the featured artist on the Arizona Quilters Hall of Fame website in 2010.
Apologies to Jack Brockette, Dallas, Texas. I did not get a picture of his quilt Through a Glass Darkly. Jack is a native Texan and taught art in the Dallas public schools and at several colleges and universities. He holds a master’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design.
I think that covers everyone. It was an amazing show and a great Museum!
If you go to Colorado you must make time to visit the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
I hope to get back soon when I have time to visit the city of Golden.
I did buy a few things at the museum gift shop, I will post about them in the next few days.
One more thing….apparantly there is a football game today? So enjoy