It’s an odd numbered year so there’s a new Quilt National exhibit to see in Athens, Ohio. In case you don’t follow art quilt stuff, QN is the Big Kahuna of juried art quilt exhibits in the U.S. I’m headed there with a friend this week, but in the meantime I’ll ogle photos of the prize winners.
To return to the title of this post, first time participant Kathleen Probst was awarded the Kathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist award for her Blue Veil.
She’s been paring down her work over time, and this one is very Zen to me. I imagine the quilting lines as the marks left by a rake in a Zen garden. I gather she has been a whitewater rafting guide, and has been basing some of her work on river rocks. She dyes her own fabrics. But I’ll let her tell you about her QN experiences, in four parts. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4.
I’ll leave it to you to explore her other series. Here’s one of my favorites, Rhythm Section. I love the tilted shape at the bottom of the right column. And I notice I like that color scheme.