Voices in Cloth 2014: Part One.

Well, I have been waiting to begin the coverage of the Voices in Cloth 2014 exhibition, and I can’t wait any little longer. So we will intersperse coverage of the show with continuing coverage of the Pop Rox project round-up. The Voices in Cloth 2014 Exhibition, put on by the East Bay Heritage Quilters was at the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront near the end of March for 2 days only. A dramatic space, a bustling crowd and great local vendors added to the exhibition buzz.

There were some trends in this group of curated quilts, mostly from local northern California quilters. There were a lot of silks, linens and other than standard quilting cotton used.  There were hand-dyed fabric and batiks, and quite a bit of Asian influence. There were interesting combinations of traditional fabrics in modern quiet designs and modern fabrics in more traditional quilt designs. And many art quilts. And lots of color!

As usual, you are subject to the whim of my curatorial eye. I just take pictures of the quilts I really like. Now I am going to show you my top ten favorite quilts from the show (in no particular order) I have 60 more quilts to go so this will be a several part series.  Here are the first few and my favs, all for different reasons:

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Scattered Rings by Jane Herlihy

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Plaid One by Eleanor Dugan. Quilted by Dani Lawler.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

Quilt in Forever and a Day by Amy Adair. Inspired by Gypsy Kisses by Kathy Doughty.

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

 

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

3 Fans by Sally Pooler

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Explosion 3 by Barb Strick

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

Inclinations by Ellen Wong

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

My Traveling Quilt by Leah Brown. Quilted by Kathy Ritter.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Not Entirely My Fault by Rebecca Rohrkaste. Quilt pattern by Kathy Doughty.

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

Springtime Harmony by Cynthia Sanders, quilted by Sue Fox

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