Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival

"When Will We Ever Learn: Gulf Coast, Summer 2010"
31" x 42"

Hand-dyed cottons, cotton threads, wool batt, oil paint sticks

For Bloggers Quilt Festival, Spring 2011 edition, I am sharing my pelican quilt. I made this for a Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists Show "Turning Point"  at the Overture Center in Madison, Wisconsin this past winter.



Last summer, I was horrified by the images of oil-soaked wildlife resulting from the oil spilled in the US Gulf Coast and I chose a brown pelican rising above the oily water to symbolize my hope that this disaster would lead to more responsible stewardship of our natural resources.



I have entered this quilt in the National Quilt Association Show in Columbus, Ohio.  The show runs from June 16 through 18, 2011.






To see all the other quilts in this online festival click on the button below to go to the show sponsored by Amy's Creative Side.
Amy's Creative Side



18 comments:

Emma said...

I love this quilt; the quilting is incredibly effective, and the background is beautiful!

Valentina said...

Having grown up in the Caribbean, this quilt transported me home in a heartbeat. Karen, it is amazing... I recognize the scene... Thanks so much for sharing!

What Comes Next? said...

What a fabulous quilt! The title so aptly describes our inability to learn from out mistakes. Your workmanship is gorgeous. Good luck in the quilt show!

Caren Kristine said...

Absolutly beautiful.

Carol said...

Simply stunning. The colors are wonderful.

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work Fantastik color

moosestashquilting said...

That's beautiful and what a wonderful thing to do when the horror of life happens. Best wishes at the Columbus quilt show. It's a show stopper that's for sure!

Lynne said...

Oh,wow! It simply took my breath away!

Thank you for inspiring this novice, wannabe art quilter!

QUILT ROUTES said...

Inspiring and thought provoking.
Fabulous.
Deborah

Debbie said...

The quilting on this quilt is amazing, Karen! Thanks for sharing it.

stitchinglife2 said...

What stunning work. Beautiful.

Laurel H. said...

This is a beautiful quilt!

stitchinpenny said...

I love your quilt, but that may be because I live on the Gulf coast and saw some of the effects. No - I love the quilt because it is beautiful and each piece so well thought out.

Karen said...

Your quilt is a beautiful piece of art. And it certainly makes a statement about what we are doing to our planet.

quilthexle said...

I fell in love with this quilt when you showed it the first time. So, I'm happy you picked this one to show during Blogger's Quilt Festival ;-)) To me, your quilt is visually beautiful and still has a very strong ecological impact - that's rare, at least I think so.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

It is very beautiful and the color play to get the oil sheen on the water is fantastic.

Kathleen said...

I love this quilt...I love pelicans!!!

Eileen said...

Wow! What a fabulous piece. Your work is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing and have a greatvday