Sunday, September 1, 2013

Artistic Designers Inspiring across the Waters

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Best of Show "Chihuly's Gondola," Melissa Sobotka International Quilt Show, 2013

'Carnival Boat', 'Float Boat' , 'Ikebana Boat'
Dale Chihuly Glass Exhibit
Dallas 2012  
In 2012, The Dallas Arboreteum hosted the Dale Chihuly Glass Exhibit, inspiring graphic and textile designer, Melissa Sobotka, to create a quilt from a photograph she had taken.   At the International Quilt Festival in Houston she received the top prize.  Sobotka, won the Handi Quilter Best of Show award - a $10,000 prize - for a quilt she named, "Chihuly's Gondola." 
Sobotka (http://www.msfiberart.com/)  uses batik fabrics, then outlines with Tsukineko inks to  add color. Her quilt measures 79 by 41 inches.










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