Now that the first 24 teams selected for the IMQE Exhibition have been featured, we will be showing the five reserve finalists. Here are the quilts for the fifth team of reserve finalists from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018.
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Enjoy the quilts from Team 273 created by Maria Rosaria Roseo and Geneva Carroll.
Title of Quilt: Volcano
Quilter's Name: Maria Rosaria Roseo
Location: Rome, Italy
I'm Maria Rosaria, an Italian quilter. I've been doing quilting since 2013, I love abstract art and I'm inspired by the design of my quilts. I had the honor of exhibiting some quilt show jobs in Europe and the United States. The exchange experience with the International Miniature Quilt Exchange was very pleasant and interesting. It allowed me to meet a very nice American quilter and share with her the passion for this art. Quilting in Italy is little known, and having the opportunity to exchange experiences with the immense world of American quilting is a fabulous and unique opportunity. In Italy I am part of the Roman School of Quilting, founded by a dear friend of mine and known quilter. The school aims to spread the knowledge of the textile tradition of quilting and art quilting. The opportunity offered by TQS fits perfectly into our goals and wishes.
Title of Quilt: To Rome With Love
Quilter's Name: Geneva Carroll
Location: West Richland, Washington, USA
The IMQE has been a lot of fun for my partner and me. When I first learned that Maria Rosaria Roseo lived in Rome I was so excited! I love visiting Rome and how lucky was I to have a new friend that lived there! When Maria Rosaria showed me photos of her quilts and her work with the Roman School of Quilting, I was even more excited. Here was a quilter like me! Maria Rosaria and I agreed we didn’t want to do traditional miniatures. We are both followers of Jean Wells and her work. We decided to make each other a miniature quilt with the influence of Jean Wells. After reading through Jean’s book “Intuitive Color and Design” I decided a log cabin innovative pieced quilt was perfect for the IMQE challenge and for Maria Rosaria. I chose my fabrics, hues of primary colors and went to work! This was a fun quilt to make and I am honored to be able to give “To Rome With Love” to my friend, Maria Rosaria!