2024 Opportunity Quilts
87" x 73”
Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Arleen Kukua
Photographer: C&T Publishing
Social distancing during Covid offered me many opportunities to surf the web for quilting inspiration. While viewing the virtual 2020 Tokyo Quilt Show, I was attracted to Matsuko Sugi's embroidered crazy quilt, which inspired me to draft a pattern for my interpretation of interlocking hexagons. From my stash, I pulled Kaffe Fassett stripes to interconnect with each other and encircle Yoshiko Jisenji’s abstract print fabric. They created a chain link which catches the flavor of Sugi’s quilt, while offering its own colorful uniqueness.
3rd Time's the Charm
83” x 54”
Quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Giny Dixon
Photographer: Sibila Savage
Each decision about color and shape influences the next step. I dye-paint my fabrics, creating design and texture utilizing natural, manmade and found objects. Using freeform cutting and sewing techniques, I intuitively combine materials to fulfill my vision. Many of the fabrics in this piece have gone thru three methods of dye painting, and this is the third time I started over and completed a design that pleased me.
Juried into “New Quilts of Northern California”, Pacific International Quilt Show, Santa Clara,CA, 51st Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA. Featured in SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly, Issue 14