Friday, September 5, 2008

Seeing Red

Today the Scrapbag Quilt artists hung their show, "Seeing Red"  at the Library in Newtown, CT.  The show will hang until Oct. 3.  The challenge was to make a quilt 24 inches square interpreting the word red in any way , with the stipulation that the quilt be at least 50% red.

We do a different challenge every year, but this year our group has dwindled in size and we were afraid that we might not have enough quilts to make a good show, so we asked local members to make two, if possible, and invited alumnae to participate.  Lynne, who has moved to Vermont, sent us two beauties and Anita, who is living in Arizona sent us one and five more from her local quilt group, the Back Street Mavericks, for a total of  six wonderful pieces.    We ended up having 20 quilts to hang and the diversity was amazing!

Loraine Sample, Gilbert, AZ   October Moon and Lynne Croswell,  Ludlow, VT  Strata

Carolyn Cooney, Danbury, CT   In Full Bloom

Norma Schlager, Danbury, CT  China Memories

Carolyn Cooney, Danbury     Barnside

Barbara Drillick     Brookfield, CT   Study in Red

Barbara Drillick   Brookfield, CT     Red Ferns

Barbara Polston     Ahwatukee, AZ        Primarily Red

Susan Vassallo     Gilbert, AZ    Red Tide

Anita Vecchia     Gilbert, AZ      Sailor's Delight

Alice Garrard   Redding,  CT   A New Guise for Old Ties   (Made entirely from Neckties)

Norma Schlager   Danbury, CT    Poppies

Susan Vassallo     Gilbert, AZ    Jeweled Pomegranate 

Nike Cutsumpas     Danbury, CT     Red Orchard

Nike Cutsumpas    Danbury, CT     Cochineal

Margaret Clayton-Amey    Oxford, CT    Butterfly in a Red Garden

Loraine Sample    Queen Creek, AZ    Botanical

Janet Bunch   Woodbury, CT    Hot Topics


pcoxdesign said...

Awesome pieces and a great idea for a challenge!

Kathleen C said...

Wonderful quilts. I volunteer at the Harwinton Library-My 2 first loves, quilts and libraries,which you've combined. I'm in Torrington,CT-I've often wanted a small quilt group like yours (tho I'm not advanced in art and design) to share and learn. Thanks for showing the Red Quilts. Kathleen Connors

Angelika Westermann said...

I love you poppy quilt, Norma! The show is great, and red is an awesome color, but the poppies quilt really is my favorite!