Monday, May 7, 2007

Art Bra and Quilt Gallery Exhibit

Yesterday my dear friend Jeannie and I went to Perkasie Pa to attend the opening reception of the Art Bra and Art Bra Ladies Quilt exhibit. This is the debut of the quilt and it is quite something to behold in person. People from as far as Istanbul and New Zealand, Canada, Washington State, Florida, Texas, etc contributed crazy quilt blocks. All the blocks had to have purple as the main color and hearts as the theme. The results are just breathtaking--so much to take in. The embellishments include clay heads, sequined lace butterflies, oyas from Turkey, crystals, beads, beautiful embroidery, threads and fibers, jewelry findings, lace, silk ribbon and more.

Exhibit sign:
Bras displayed with jewelry and other gallery items they inspired.

First, Barbara's Corner Bra by Barbara Blankenship, Texas wall hanging and other items by a local artist
Willa's Corner: Bra by Willa Fuller, exquisite jewelry by a local artist

Jules' Corner (the quilt was spectaular! It has a little crocheted dress in the lower right corner among other embellishments) Bras by Julie Yonge
Close-up of Peacock with beautiful necklace made by one of the gallery artists

Some of the bras (Stephanie's, and two of Victoria Adams Brown)

Bras by Anne Spenaccio and Julie Yonge

And the piece de resistance, Stephanie (me) and Victoria with the beautiful quilt.


Judi said...

These look fabulous! Is there a way to see a larger version of the photos? To see close-ups?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Glorious, simply glorious!
Thank You, Stephanie, for bringing us there....

Allison Ann Aller said...

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Sue in western WA said...

I think I'm going to have to add you to my favorites list! (Found you by way of Allison.) I've dabbled in cloth dolls too, and love what I'm seeing here :- )

Thanks for sharing pix of the Art Bras exhibit. That peacock bra is something else! (in a good way!)

Kyra said...

Thank you for posting photos of the show. I knew about the ArtBras, but hadn't seen them on display. Thanks!