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Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018

Manuela

Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 23:55:45 PM »
I just came across this article and found what I saw amazing. This one made my jaws drop:




Here is the link: 2018 Tokyo Quilt Festival

One day I'll dip my hands into modern quilting  8)

Fajita

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 23:59:46 PM »
It's amazing. Love it.
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Madame Cholet

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 00:04:24 AM »
I love how there are fish-shaped outlines of hand quilting; they make me think of little ghost fish  :fish: :fish: :fish:

Fajita

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 00:06:25 AM »
The bottom right hand panel was too small and has been extended?

Madame Cholet

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 00:15:37 AM »
The bottom right hand panel was too small and has been extended?

I wonder if it was one of those AAAARGH!!! moments, and I wonder if it occurred on the night before the completion deadline... Bless 'em! It's still wonderful  :loveit:

Kenora

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 00:26:53 AM »
Wow, there's SO much work gone into that. Amazing. :loveit:
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Iminei

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 07:23:13 AM »
Stunning ...

but I don't quite 'get' the chain thing dividing it into quarters or fifths  .... that wont have been a mistake, there would've been a much subtler way to extend the bit that that.
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BrendaP

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 08:43:24 AM »
Do the Japanese have the equivalent of saying 'only God is perfect' - 'only Allah is perfect' ?  It could be something like that.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Morgan

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 10:00:09 AM »
Thanks for the link.
Some very impressive work there.   


At quilt shows/competitions, are the entries judged?  What is it that the judges are looking for?
As I preferred some of the sample entries over the top 3 chosen by the judges, I'm curious about what makes the difference.

Manuela

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 15:32:36 PM »
Stunning ...

but I don't quite 'get' the chain thing dividing it into quarters or fifths  .... that wont have been a mistake, there would've been a much subtler way to extend the bit that that.
Imi, I love that chain thingy, including the bit on the bottom right (or wherever one wants to put it). To me it adds interest....
And do click the link, there is soooooooo much more to see  :)

Deafoldbat

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 19:15:12 PM »


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At quilt shows/competitions, are the entries judged?

The Quilters' Guild has some info on judging here:

http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/uploads/files/judging_guide.pdf

Morgan

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 16:57:20 PM »
@Deafoldbat  Thanks for the link, it was interesting
I understand about the subjective opinion in the section about design, I suppose that's always going to be so, like with any artwork.
I think I can relate much more to the criteria in the Construction section.  It's more tangible and skill based and about the quality of the work.  Even when it's an art or craft I'm clueless about I can really appreciate and marvel at skill and workmanship.

It's interesting as to why the following two headings would be included under Construction rather than Design.
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Choice and Execution of Techniques – There should always be a design reason for the inclusion of a technique. Filling a quilt with as many techniques as possible doesn’t usually work unless it is a sampler of techniques. Just as trying out a difficult new technique on a piece submitted for judging is not advisable unless you have executed it well. Each situation will be judged for the part it plays in the design as a whole and whether it is relevant and plays an important part in the design.


Use of embellishment or surface design – there are so many new ideas, new techniques and materials available to quiltmakers today. Whether it is beadwork, hand or machine embroidery, computer printing, painting, stencilling, screen-printing, etc., any use of these embellishments will be judged on their success in adding to the overall design of the quilt.
 


Another question -
I suppose there must be some sort of marking guide to help with consistent judging.
Do the contestants / entries get a comments sheet that tells them what they scored for each section or why they were eliminated?

When I go to shows and see the exhibits of quilts, textile/fibre work etc.  even when it's not an area I'd be interested in doing, I'd love to know why the ones that 'win' are chosen or considered better than the rest.
Often I feel like that person in a fine art gallery that has no clue about what it is they don't 'get' about why people think the piece of art is shall we say . . .   noteworthy.


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Deafoldbat

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 19:17:42 PM »
Yes, each entry has a marking sheet and you can ask for a copy of judges' comments if you want (you won't know which one said what, of course). It's useful to know what they pick up on and you can agree or not as you wish. Some shows are more helpful than others, one I got was useful, with comments, the other was just an overall  mark from each judge with no idea what they liked or disliked. So far, the UK shows aren't juried to decide if the entry is 'good enough', so you will see all sorts of things. A show will tell you where you are in the line just from looking round at the competition, and you can decide if you like where you are or want to move up next time. In the end it's like any show, it's what the judge likes on the day; you don't have to agree.

Lowena

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2018, 09:48:25 AM »
@Iminei  did you get feedback from the stuff you exhibited last year?
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Iminei

Re: Serious eye candy - Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 07:48:23 AM »
Yes .. I did Lowena ...

two were attached to the backs of the quilt when we got home and two were posted on to me a couple of days later.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 07:52:17 AM by Iminei »
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