Pacific International Quilt Festival 2008
There were alot of Celtic quilts at this year's show in Santa Clara, California. Please be patient as the pictures load.
Celtic Fantasy by Diane Abram of England
85.5" x 61"
This quilt won first place for England in the World Quilt & Textile Competition. It was shown at PIQF as part of the tour for the World Quilt entries. The eight block designs are from Philomena Durcan's books, Celtic Quilt Designs and Children of Lir. The designs in the top and bottom borders are adapted from Gail Lawther's book, Celtic Quilting. Diane drafted the designs in the triangles herself. The serpents in the side borders are from designs she found on a painted archway in Norway. All the designs are couched in gold thread.
Here's a closeup of one of the blocks, this one is from Children of Lir.
The designs in the top and bottom borders are adapted from Gail Lawther's book, Celtic Quilting. Diane drafted the designs in the triangles herself. The serpents in the side borders are from designs she found on a painted archway in Norway. All the designs are couched in gold thread.
Not Quite Centered by Diane Loomis of Sudbury, Massachusetts
Awarded Best Machine Workmanship in the Small Quilts Competition of PIQF.
Illuminated Alphabet by Zena Thorpe of Chatsworth, California
Here's a closeup of the letter "R" in Zena's quilt.
Here's the letter "B" from Zena's quilt.
Celtic Migration by Joyce Watson of England
Here's a closeup showing the stitching around the applique knotwork.
Celtic Cameos by Joyce Dawe of England
Here's one of the blocks from Celtic Cameos.
Woods by Reiko Fukuda of Japan
72.8" x 72.8"
Entered in the traditional category at PIQF.
A Bridge Between Japan and the USA by Kohko Sakamaki of Japan
Shown in the Currency Exchange special exhibit
Celtic Melody by Nancy Kibbey of Eugene, Oregon
Sun in Splendor by Chris Keppe of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Entered in the Innovative category at PIQF.
Impossible Walknut by Fritz Kuhn & Theo C. Schafke of Brazil
Hearts and Flowers by Lana LaPlante of Roseville, California
57" x 72"
One of several quilts that used Celtic designs for borders or as quilting motifs. This quilt was entered in the Innovative category at PIQF.
Wedding Huppa by Laura Fraga of San Ramon, California
58.5" square, traditional category
The pattern for this quilt is by Karen Braswell and was in the book, Great American Quilts 1994.
Forget Me Knot by Summerset Banks of Northfield, New Hampshire
This complete ensemble won first place at PIQF.
Here's a closeup of the machine stitched quilting.
50th Anniversary Quilt by Elaine Hanley & Melodee Wade
65.5" x 54.5" and entered in the traditional category.
Here's a closeup of the Celtic block in this anniversary quilt.
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