I was amazed at the diversity that was displayed. Each artist had their own interpretation. The only "rules" were that it be made to a specific size and that it would drape over the wooden stand. Some were quilted, some were sheer, some were surface design, some were painted, some used paper, some were multilayered. Each one was a reflection of its maker and all were stunning.
I had seen most of the pieces before the show, but I still gasped in amazement when I walked into the room and saw them all together on the stands.
So now I give you all of them in their great glory. If I know a little about the process, I will include it.
Be sure to click on the pictures for a bigger view.
|Andrea Shedletsky-Color Play Andrea used silks and batiks with her impeccable machine piecing.|
|Barbara Drillck--Ao To Shiro No Kimono Barbara studied in Japan many years ago and used some Japanese fabric.|
|Barbara Sferra--Untitled. Barbara poured paint over scrunched fabric to achieve this effect.|
|Carole Hoffman--Icy Damask Carole used a piece of fabric that she had snow-dyed.|
|Carolyn Speigel--Night and Day side one|
|Carolyn Spiegel--Night and Day Side Two|
|Cecelia Leiseroff--Foo Kimono|
|Cindy Green --Prana (Life Force) Mother Nature's Tunic This had multilayered sheer fabrics with many surprises such as feathers, dragon flies, fish and snakes.|
|Donna Chambers-- Tribute to Cheryl side 2|
|Donna Chambers--Tribute to Cheryl side 1|
|Jamie Horikowa --Anger and Confusion Jamie's was one of the few that was quilted and she used her lovely shibori fabric.|
|Jane Davila--Invisible Light|
|Judy Gignessi --Midnight Judy used sheer "prom dress" fabric that had sparkles as her base..|
|Natalya Aikens--Under/Over Natalya Natalya is famous for using recycled things in her work. In this piece she has sewn on plastic shopping bags and has printed photos on sheer organza for the sleeves.|
|Nancy Mirman--Untitled Nancy has used handmade paper for some strips and has felted roving onto silk for the center panel.|
|Paula West--Sakura Paula has used Japanese printed fabric for her piece. Side 1|
|Paula West-- Sakura --side 2|
|Renee Fleuranges Valdes Pathways-- Renee's piece is another one that has beautiful quilting.|
|Sonia Reiber Flowered Kimono|
|Mary Ann Healy--Kimono Gone Tutu This one made everyone smile.|
|Viven Zepf--Shards the body was painted and stamped and the sleeves are open-work.|
|Nike Cutsumpas--Kimono Foliage Nike also used sheer fabric as as base for her beautiful leaves.|
|Lynda Long--Mother Hen|
|Martha Buhl-- White Crane Spreads its Wings|
|Norma Schlager Indigo Shibori Norma used shibori fabric that she had made.|