Friday we drove out to Park Forest, Ill. to see Chawne Kimber at the opening to the show Motives and Materials at the Tall Grass Arts Association. Chawne has nine quilts in the show that runs through July 25.
I love that Chawne's quilts are quilty but not predictable like many I see at shows. She pushes the limits of working small and is not afraid to try new things. I have enjoyed watching her growth as a quilter over the years. I followed her progress on flicker long before she started blogging. She has progressed from making more common traditional quilt designs to working in an improvisational style. She has developed her own recognizable quilt voice that also shines in her other needlework. She is an excellent improv knitter and has also made some incredible embroidery pieces.
These quilts are filled with rich detail that can only be seen and appreciated in up close study.
Even if you are not in the area, Chawne's quilts are worth the drive!! Go!