Pieces Be With You

Quilts by Susan K. Cleveland

Her style is unique and recognizable, but creativity didn’t blossom in Susan until confidence erupted within her soon after starting quilting. She used God-given gifts and developed precision techniques to blissfully create quilts she’s proud of. Susan encourages quilters to find techniques they love in order to create quilts they’re thrilled with. She hopes you’ll be inspired by her creations!

AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach, Featured Teacher Quilt Exhibit: Psychedelic Big Bang by Susan Cleveland

Psychedelic Big Bang

AQS QuiltWeek - Daytona Beach, Featured Teacher Quilt Exhibit: Bouncin’ Trio by Susan Cleveland

Bouncin’ Trio

AQS QuiltWeek – Daytona Beach 2019 Best of Show
ETERNAL BEAUTY by Sherry Reynolds

Daytona Beach Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts showcasing a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $54,000 in cash awards, with the Best of Show receiving $10,000. Quilts range from traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, to Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.

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Quilt Credit: Barb Theresa

Showcase of Quilts: The Quilting Guild of The Villages

The Quilting Guild of The Villages was established in 2003 to promote an interest in and appreciation of the art of quilting, to share quilting information, to provide education for Guild members, and to be of service to their community.

 

Today the Guild has more than 1,200 members comprising 26 chapters and meeting throughout The Villages, FL. This exhibit showcases 20 quilts made by members of the Guild.

Quilt Credit: Wheel Around by Nancy Lambert

Quilt Credit: Wheel Around by Nancy Lambert

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Wheel of Fortune

Through its annual New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest, The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative design based on a traditional quilt block. For 2019, the quilt block was Wheel of Fortune.

 

This exhibit features 27 quilts from the contest, ranging from pictorial, landscape, pieced, and modern-style quilts to quilts with miters and circular shapes, as well as quilts that use the color wheel for inspiration.

Quilt Credit: IT'S OK TO HAVE A TREE AS A FRIEND by Bonnie Barbera

Quilt Credit: It’s OK to Have a Tree as a Friend by Bonnie Barbera

The Bob Ross Cherrywood Challenge

Cherrywood Hand-Dyed Fabrics challenged quilters to make a wallhanging using the theme of Bob Ross, creator and host of the instructional PBS television show The Joy of Painting, which debuted in the mid-1980s. Using only a palette of eight colors of Cherrywood fabric, quilters used Bob’s recurring themes of landscapes, lakes, mountains, snow, log cabins, and happy little trees. Some even included the soft-spoken fellow with the big, bushy hair as they created a 20” square quilt for the challenge.

 

“Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.” – Bob Ross

Quilt Credit: MILKWEED AND HUMMINGBIRDS by Sara Sharp

Quilt Credit: Milkweed and Hummingbirds by Sara Sharp

SAQA: Aloft

Insects, birds, and even some mammals are able to fly or soar. Plant seeds are carried on breezes and by birds, while a soccer ball can fly down the field. Humankind has found ways to fly, from Icarus’s attempt to create his own wings to the advent of mechanized flight, satellites, space exploration, and cameras on drones that give us a new perspective on our world. The quilts in this exhibit are representational and abstract two-dimensional works depicting what it means to be aloft.