Genesee Valley Quilt Club's show opened on Friday, June 3rd, in the Field House on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY.
The day's main event was a wearable art fashion show by Priscilla Kibbee.
You can see three of the special garments being displayed by the models.
The show included 1000 quilts: about 680 were member quilts, and the rest were in special exhibits.
The booth on the corner was Pat Pauly's, where she offered her hand-dyed and shibori-dyed fabrics.
The special event space at the far end of the Field House was used for Saturday's Project Iron Quilter contest, and you can see that the set-up for the event is underway.
These are some of my quilts that were hung in the show. Beth Brandkamp organized the display of the quilts in the Art category, and displayed each person's quilts together. I think it was a nice effect to get a sense of each quilter's work.
Nancy Hicks organized a Fiber Face Project where she worked with some of the Rochester City School art teachers and their middle school students, challenging them to make protraits in fiber. The quilts were judged by Joyce Martelli.
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.