Let's do a quick review of the greatest quilt show experiences I've had in the last couple of years:
- The red and white quilts in New York City.
- The Gee's Bend quilts in London, Ontario.
- The molas in Toronto.
- The International Quilt Festival in Houston.
- And, while not actually quilts, The Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition in Montreal.
All amazing and life-changing. Turns out, I would place the Quilts of Denmark show into this category.
|Heartbeat by Linnea Hassing Nielsen|
|Iris by |
|Double Wedding Ring|
by Else Mikkelsen
In speaking with the Danish quilt makers, I have the impression that they are interested in making quilts, but have evolved away from the bed quilts that we know in North America, and have focused more on the artistic representation of the craft/art, with only a very small influence of the traditional patterns of quiltmaking. I know some of them saw the Huron Perth Quilters Guild show last weekend, and believe they were as amazed by the quilts made here, as we are amazed by the quilts made in Denmark.
These photos that follow show details of some of the fabulous quilts, since I think in these cases, the details tell much more of the story than the whole quilt picture does. As always, you may click on a photo for a better look.
|Gear Wheel by Else Mickelsen|
|Iris in a Row by Dorte Gjelstrup|
|The Whisper Project|
by Lene Koch Simonsen
|All Dressed Up by Dorte Gjelstrup|
|Order & Chaos by Ulla Valnert|
|Summer by Aase Pedersen|
|Angler's Dream by Gurli Gregersen|
|Spring I by Karin Ostergard|
|Family Rings by Mona Paulsen|
|Spring Field, Winter Field|
by Charlotte Yde