Saturday, May 12, 2012

Veldhoven 2012

Veldhoven quilt show is one of my favourites, because it's in May, where quilt shows are still scarce, because it's not far from my home and because it's democratic and even novice can be accepted though the standards are high. This year it was quite painful to see the competition quilts hanging in the air in such a way that the back of the bigger quilt served as a background for the smaller one. Needless to say they didn't match. I understand that the space is an issue but some contributors were very unhappy with the way their quilts were presented. This quilt acquired a white frame

this one-polka dot blue "sky" around

These three were visually "extended" in length, and the hexagon shape of the middle one became a square

The advantage of such presentation is, however, that one could step backwards to look at the quilt from some distance, last year it was impossible, the rigid screens with quilts formed narrow passages.

I didn't have time to have a closer look at all the competition quilts, but composition of some of them (IMHO) needed more attention. I would have loved to meet the authors and ask them about their choices and about other options they considered.

This quilt was made by Corinne Zambeek Thanks to these quilts I can't wait to go to Veldhoven next year.

Maya Khaimovitch

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