Thursday, October 27, 2011
Power Suit Challenge Opening
The Power Suit Challenge was hosted by Judy Gula and Cyndi Souder. They were given many swatch books of high end suiting fabrics--wools, cashmere, shirtings. They combined several swatch books with a tie and some buttons and challenged artists to take their fabrics and interpret the theme "Power Suit."
104 artists delivered 107 quilts which all fit the required 18" square format.
I wanted to show you the show...but it was PACKED! As well it should be. Most of the quilters were from the DC area, although several were from points as far away as California and Canada (Nova Scotia and Alberta).
The quilts are all quite fantastic and some were quite moving. A number commemorated family members (fathers and grandfathers) who worked in the garment industry, or were businessmen or military people. Others looked back on their own business careers as women, others took a spiritual bend, and others were looking at the political end.
All 107 quilts are on view in Judy's shop, Artistic Artifacts, 4750 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, Virginia now until November 23. In addition, you can see the luscious things to add to your quilts and scrap booking or art assemblage projects.
See? I did leave you some things to look at and buy.