|Dayton Skyline by Ronnie Doyal|
Kate Burch did the first panel. I was amused by the fact that so many of the quilters in this group chose to do a pieced background. Kate's perfectly pieced squares set on point really do give the illusion of a lightly clouded sky from a distance.
When I was looking at the slice photo, I kept on wondering if Kate left us a secret message in script on the trees.
No, it's just shading that she did with her free motion quilting. I've tried to show you in this closeup below....you still don't see it well.
Ginny Crabtree did this next section. Ginny is one of what I think of as the newer MVAQN members, although I think she joined us about 4 years ago. Ginny has really progressed in her development as an art quilter.
I am particularly taken with Ginny's steeple, and the detail that she used above.
Debra Bentley's section is really fun. I love how she made her sky and the change of shades in the trees. The glass on the building in the foreground is masterful, as is her alignment and handling of the windows in the multi-sided building.
Sara Lynne Walsh is another newer member of the group, who has moved to the Raleigh/Durham, NC area. Our loss. I love her use of masses....she uses large segments of pieces to evoke the image...and her color choices are always dead on. While I am one to add many fussy details, Sara Lynne communicates her ideas in big blocks. I just love it! Her choice of batik for the sky is also just perfect.
Pam Geisel IS one to add fussy details, and to do it with superb precision. She usually incorporates traditional piecing in her backgrounds, but she adds elements which are perfectly aligned.
Joan Sterr always does interesting work. She, like Kate Burch, made her sky from squares set on point, but Joan uses pieces with more pattern and value changes than Kate did.
Below is a detail showing the ribbon she used for the metal bits and the prints for her trees and sky.
I hope to get the last segment done before we hang the show at our additional venues. Tomorrow will be the last slice quilt from the current works.