My ultimate power suit is all about the color pink for softness, flowers for happiness and zippers to remind myself to be bold and brave. The hot pink dingle balls are all about having fun in everything that I do.
|Close up of the breast plates|
|Commercial cottons Mistyfused to black wool felt, checked trim, measuring tape trim, zipper trim, dingle balls, rick rack, YKK zipper, silk orange roses and mother of pearl buttons. Free motion machine quilted, hand embroidery.|
When a local tailor contacted Cyndi Souder to offer her his outdated fabric swatches, a quilt challenge was born. Teaming with friend and associate Judy Gula (owner, Artistic Artifacts), Souder developed a theme - What does the "Power Suit" mean to you?
The list of participating quilt artists in the Power Suits Art Quilt Challenge ranges from
nationally known names to quilters just starting out, resulting in a variety of techniques and perspectives. The exhibit includes 107 art quilts made by 105 quilt artists from the United States and Canada. According to the Quilting in America 2010 survey, there are over 21 million quilters in the United States. A full list of participating artists can be found here.
To see some pictures from the opening - see Elizabeth Woodford's blog
Look for Power Suit Quilts at these shows:
- March 14-17, 2012: Lancaster Spring Quilt Show at the Host Resort in Lancaster, PA
- January 24-27, 2013: Road to California in Ontario, California