Internationally recognized fabric designer Paula Nadelstern chose "Quilt Talk" by Tim Latimer of Lansing, Michigan, for her Judge's Choice Award in the Quilt Alliance Voices Quilt Contest.
"For my Judge’s choice, I often pick a quilt with beautiful design strategies and mind-boggling processes that aren’t part of my signature style. I’m attracted to the differences but also to the subtle similarities. I render my love of detail and texture with quantities of complex patterns while this artist’s quilting statement brims with detail and texture powered by his extreme stitching. I welcome him to the Semper Tedium clan."
"This Quilt represents my obsession with quilting. The voices in my head are often about quilting and those voices in my head need to come out. I talk quilts and I make quilts, and the quilts represent my artistic voice."
The nonprofit Quilt Alliance presents a contest, exhibition and auction of small wall quilts every year. This key fundraiser supports this mission of documenting, preserving and sharing the history of quilts and their makers, and is an important opportunity to showcase and record the work of quilters in the U.S. and all over the world.
The 2017 theme is “Voices” and the only requirements were that entries must be a quilt (3 layers--top, filling and backing) and must be 16”x 16”. All techniques and materials were encouraged. As part of their mission, the Quilt Alliance records the stories of quilts and quiltmakers through their oral history projects. They value the human voice as well as your voice expressed in cloth and thread. They encourage everyone who makes quilts to enter their annual contest regardless of their style (traditional, modern, art) or technique (longarm, hand quilting, appliqué, pieced…) –all are welcomed and valued!
They invited entrants to share their opinions, memories, language, conversation and truths in the form of a quilt. Let all voices be heard!
Thank you to all of the artists who entered and donated a quilt (or quilts!) to the 11th annual Quilt Alliance contest!
Next year's contest will be StoryQuarters, helping the Quilt Alliance celebrate 25 years. Click here for more information.
Group 2 started November 27 at 9:00 AM EST and ends December 4, 2017 at 9:00 PM EST.