This quilt, Three Sisters, was made by Gail Thomas, Annette M. Hendricks and Helen Godden.
It was the first place winner in the Group category in Quilts: A world of Beauty at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. The three artists, living on three continents, credit the Quilt Festival with their collaboration. Be sure to check out my photos of a couple of the many wonderful details here and here.
I love group quilts. I love the collaboration and think there is a kind of magic in quilts made with many hands. Whether it's a scrap quilt made from blocks from a block exchange among friends or a creative partnership in the development of an original art quilts, I love them all.
IQF considers a collaboration of two to be a category of its own, Two Person quilts. This one, Sunflowers, made by Candy Horsley and Kathy Colvin, was not a ribbon winner in its category, but, personally, I found all kinds of things to love about it.
All the pieced blocks are different–isn't it a wonderful colorway and setting for a sampler quilt? Of course, I also love the appliquéd script Sunflowers, too.
Another great two-person sampler quilt was Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, made by V. Wayne Sneath and Jim Sherburne.
This quilt is made of 98 different six-inch blocks. Some of the blocks contain more than 200 pieces. (The artist statement says there are 5548 individual pieces of fabric in the quilt.) You can see a couple of these interesting blocks in this detail photo.
Here are the rest of my photos from these two categories of quilting partnerships. Click the thumbnails for larger images, titles, category and artist information. Or follow the links to my labels Two Person and Group on Flickr.