Wassily Kandinsky is sometimes thought of as the father of abstract art. In much the same way that he carved his way into traditional art, modern quilters are finding respect within a traditional craft. (BTW, two of these prints are upside down...guess who's fault that was!)
Take a look at all of these beautiful and creative quilts made by members of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild in response to the recent Kandinsky Challenge. Quilters chose one of 9 different paintings as their inspiration to create a wallhanging size quilt using solid fabrics. Let's start with a group picture of the participants snapped at the end of a fun KCMQG meeting....
*Warning*This is a photo heavy posting, but I wanted you to see each of the 26 quilts up close and personal. During the reveal, the guild members voted for their favorite in each catagory as well as for their overall favorite. The winners are pictured at the end of this post. Enjoy the show!
Can you guess which painting was the inspiration for each quilt?
And here are the viewer's choice winners for each category represented. The quilt in the middle, made by Mary Kay Fosnacht, also easily won the overall Viewer's Choice Award.
(There are only 8 award winners because no one chose to use painting #3 as their inspiration.)
The KCMQG Kandinsky Challenge quilts will be on display during the Machine Quilter's Showcase, May 16-19, in Overland Park, Kansas. You won't want to miss this amazing collection if you are planning to attend the showcase! WOW!
(If you must know, prints 6 and 8 are upside down!) LOL