Carole Rossi was awarded a Judge’s Choice award at the PVQA show for her pieced village scene. Carole says that she was “inspired while on a glorious trip to England, by a detail from a local painting of a whitewashed Cornish village. I began designing the quilt in a spectacular workshop on improvisational piecing with fiber artist Hilde Morin, at Empty Spools. The image gradually morphed into more of a Mediterranean medieval fantasy!“ Carole quilted it on her Bernina, experimenting with various thread colors and types.
Carole also entered her MacRose piece, which was inspired during a visit to Scotland. She says, “I was in Glasgow where I was absolutely bowled over by the artistry of Glasgow architect/painter/designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He lived in the later part of the 19th/early 20th century, and was a leading figure among Art Nouveau artists in Scotland. My quilt is based on his rose, which is one of his iconic images.” FYI, Carole’s other “Macintosh inspired” quilt was included in the first hanging of the recent Amish companion MQG show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
Sharon Cooper also delighted us with her cheerful Bright Circles quilt piece. We have so many talented SBAMQG members!