Colour + Pattern + Texture + Creativity = WOW!

Here are some photos taken today at the Double O Quilters Guild’s Quilts and Beyond exhibit. If you don’t go, you are missing one amazing show. These fabric artists are among the best in Canada, including some national and international prize winners. Quilts, wall hangings, clothing, decorative items ,,,, all will utterly amaze you. Get on down to the Oliver Community Centre before it’s gone! 

Quilts and Beyond
Friday April 15
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday April 16
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oliver Community Centre
FREE Admission
Exhibit, public voting, door prizes, silent auction items, concession,  merchants’ market and MORE!

Photo 1: Visitors take a close look at the striking Memories of Carol by Enid Baker, a montage of log cabin design variations.

Photo 2: Stars in the Universe by Myrna Allison. Paper-pieced quilt put together from the OUTside to the INside. A very challenging process with over 1300 pieces.

Photo 3: Falling Leaves by Colleen Baptiste. The leaves in this original design were traced from leaves in the yard that Colleen’s children picked up. Note the leaves in the blue fabric pieces behind.

Photo 4: Janet Retires by Enid Baker. Enid designed this with her friend Janet in mind. They taught at the same elementary shcool, Janet as a music teacher. “Trumpet in her right hand, fancy shoes in her left, [she] is off to march to her own drummer now.” Note the three-dimensional elements: wind-blown hair, flying skirt, and “props”.  

Photo 5:  Birches in the Snow by Dianne Birnie. The background is a piece of hand-dyed fabric enhanced with Shiva paint sticks and thread play. For the trees, she used commercial fabric shaded with Shiva, Crayon, netting and threads. Inspired by a painting.

Note: All photos taken with express permission from the Double O Quilters Guild for OCAC use. 

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson