Friday, October 18, 2013

Venetian Menagerie Quilt

 Pacific International Quilt Festival
honors the Best of the Best in quilting
from around the world.
With nearly 1,000 quilts and displays
this week has been 
a visual overload.
In this World Competition
Venetian Menagerie
By Melissa Sobotka
won a 1st place ribbon
Best In Country, United States.
How does one select the Best
with so many outstanding entries?
Consider the honor in receiving such a ribbon!
 A wonderland of imagination 
and technique.
 Melissa wrote
"Inspired by a photo I took of a display window in Venice. 
The dramatic still life was a menagerie of masks, 
art and oddities.
Raw edge fused applique constructed from
cotton batiks and enhanced
with Tsunkineko Inks.
Old Master art is transferred with computer printing."
I felt transported back in time
to unique, exotic cultures.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that sure is a very different looking quilt - I would think the judges have a hard choice to make - I often times think "art" quilts need to have a show that is totally just ART quilts as it is so different then bed quilts