Modern/Minimal, The Quilts of Cathy Miranker

There is a dedicated gallery space at the new Bay Quilts in Richmond, CA at which I was lucky enough to see Cathy Miranker‘s exhibition Modern/Minimal. A member of the San Francisco Quilters Guild, and Bee Modern (an SFQG sewing circle), Cathy is also an individual member of the Modern Quilt Guild and the Studio Art Quilt Associates.

I’ve run across Cathy Miranker’s quilts in other California shows and they always make it on the blog – they are modern, original, thoughtful and with an attention to detail that doesn’t compromise any improvisation. A wonderful body of work is represented in this show, and I hope to see more shows from modern quilters in this space!

Enjoy!

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Red Rock Island by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study by Cathy Miranker

Can't Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can’t Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can't Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Can’t Get There from Here by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gridlock at Sundown by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Gee, Gwen! by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Mostly Marcia #1 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

Six Patch Study #2 by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

A•B•C•P•O•P by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Megalopolitan Graffiti by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Baby Quilt by Cathy Miranker

Cirque du Couleur by Cathy Miranker

Cirque du Couleur by Cathy Miranker

Square Dance by Cathy Miranker

Square Dance by Cathy Miranker

Window of Opportunity by Cathy Miranker

Window of Opportunity by Cathy Miranker

Patch of Blue by Cathy Miranker

Patch of Blue by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Miniature quilt by Cathy Miranker

Front of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Front of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Back of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

Back of Mood Swings by Cathy Miranker

PIQF–The Modern Quilt Competition

The Plaid Portico is finally back and first off this year we will have long overdue coverage of the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. We’ll start with a 1st installment of the Modern Quilt Competition, with this year’s theme of “Mid-Century Mod”. After that, there will be selections from the Wall category and the World Quilt Competition.

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

 

Pacific International Quilt Festival, Part 4, Wall Category

Just had a grand time on Monday with the Monterey Peninsula Quilt Guild and Back Porch Fabrics in Pacific Grove.  Nice place to visit and I WOULD like to live there! Great people, beautiful store. Thanks so much for inviting me!  And now we can continue the coverage of the Pacific International Quilt Festival 2014 with my selections from the wall category. Next up will be the International category (several posts–lots of pics!)

Here goes:

Class Act #174 by Cathy Miranker

Class Act #174 by Cathy Miranker

Detail of Class Act #174 by Cathy Miranker

Detail of Class Act #174 by Cathy Miranker

Up Against a Brick Wall by Janet C Sears

Up Against a Brick Wall by Janet C Sears

Detail of Up Against a Brick Wall by Janet C. Sears

Detail of Up Against a Brick Wall by Janet C. Sears

Floating Flower by Laura Ryle

Floating Flower by Laura Ryle

Detail of Floating Flower by Laura Ryle

Detail of Floating Flower by Laura Ryle

Easy Curves by Claudia Shearer

Easy Curves by Claudia Shearer

Detail of Easy Curves by Claudia Shearer

Detail of Easy Curves by Claudia Shearer

Boardwalks of Asilomar by Jody H Rusconi

Boardwalks of Asilomar by Jody H Rusconi

Detail of Boardwalks of Asilomar by Jody H Rusconi

Detail of Boardwalks of Asilomar by Jody H Rusconi

Spilling Over by Sharon L. Schlotzhauer

Spilling Over by Sharon L. Schlotzhauer

Detail of Spilling Over by Sharon L. Schlotzhauer

Detail of Spilling Over by Sharon L. Schlotzhauer

The Second Day by Bevalee K Runner

The Second Day by Bevalee K Runner

Detail of The Second Day by Bevalee K Runner

Detail of The Second Day by Bevalee K Runner

Sanmyaku by Rasa Read

Sanmyaku by Rasa Read

Detail of Sanmyaku by Rasa Read

Detail of Sanmyaku by Rasa Read

Gotta Love Purple by Gayle M. Scott

Gotta Love Purple by Gayle M. Scott

Detail of Gotta Love Purple by Gayle M. Scott

Detail of Gotta Love Purple by Gayle M. Scott

Imaginary Geographics #1 by Cathy Miranker

Imaginary Geographics #1 by Cathy Miranker

Detail of Imaginary Geographics #1 by Cathy Miranker

Detail of Imaginary Geographics #1 by Cathy Miranker

Poetry of Home by Jean Wells Keenan

Poetry of Home by Jean Wells Keenan

Detail of Poetry of Home by Jean Wells Keenan

Detail of Poetry of Home by Jean Wells Keenan

Trees with Yellow Sky by Jan Soules

Trees with Yellow Sky by Jan Soules

Detail of Trees with Yellow Sky by Jan Soules

Detail of Trees with Yellow Sky by Jan Soules

Ancient Meets Modern by Barbara C. McElroy

Ancient Meets Modern by Barbara C. McElroy

Detail of Ancient Meets Modern by Barbara C. McElroy

Detail of Ancient Meets Modern by Barbara C. McElroy

Canyon Shadows by Carolyn Villars

Canyon Shadows by Carolyn Villars

Detail of Canyon Shadows by Carolyn Villars

Detail of Canyon Shadows by Carolyn Villars