A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.


You know your crafty dorkiness has gone too far…when you couldn’t stop to think of a quilt theme/idea based on a novel you are reading next.
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
All hand done and hand quilted by my friend, Kristin. This was a very friendly slow-cloth quilt
…time-consuming undertaking, yet, self-rewarding.

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These original works of art–this month’s gallery exhibit at Quiltworks–are wonderful, enabling examples
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Nineteen hard core quilters, inspired by reading the same book,
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have embraced the premise of a novel idea by each making a quilt
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based on their interpretation of author Teddy Wayne’s first novel Kapitoil–a smart, hilarious, and heartfelt novel explores both corporate greed and the power of language. A big theme of Kapitoil was how NYC can change a person, an interesting outlook on life and way of writing.

2011 “A Novel Idea” selection for Deschutes County, Oregon
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Hard to believe it’s Teddy’s first as it’s already succeeded on so many levels

WOW…what an imaginative inspiration
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Read Together: Kapitoil depicted some of most amazing, beautiful takes on traditional
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and some less traditional quilt composition.
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What vivid, bold colorful piece of eye candy
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All the art work on display were attractive
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
but, the piece that inspired me most was Jean Egle’s New World Mecca
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Reflections is one well-executed art interpretation by Mary Ann
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Love how the bright reds/oranges just pop!
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incredible illustration by Kathie Eckman!
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Another impressive quilt I see this year is Jill Monley’s Kapitoil with a Juice Chaser, fairly realistic depiction of the financial firms in NYC.
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
I don’t think I’ll duplicate the piece but would rather take the idea
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and apply the techniques to another subject–perhaps a bag cover?
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Jill is a hoot and a half (wish I’ve taken a picture of the charming lady.) I love her sense of humor. If you ever get to a show where she is, you HAVE to go and meet her. She will have you laughing in the first minute! In chatting with Jill, I thought she will be teaching New York Beauty (shown latter part of this lengthy pictorial tour) in a 4-week series starting in May–but the website shows Mary Ann leading a 2-week workshop. You may want to call the shop to clarify specifics.
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The plain black background combined with the bright threads used for quilting, Jan’s Nighttime Sky was quite bold. It seems to shout, Check out my quilting prowess!, rightfully so.
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Only a master quilter could pull off something like this. Well done!
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gorgeous quilts with machine-embroidered details
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inspired by a racquetball scene in the book
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awesome techniques,
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Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
It’s amazing to be able to see, close up
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My friend Erin and her younger boy…don’t they look like brother and sister??
What is really cool is
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how liberating all these hand quilts are!
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Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
The other featured exhibit New York Beauty offers a wonderful diversity of various impressive, playful quilts of triangles and rectangles. Such a great design to play with the colors you love. Many use a lot of funky,
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fun fabrics to make really beautiful quilts.
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Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
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The eye-catching New York Beauty quilts
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in a dizzying array of patterns and great use of color!
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…no two of which are exactly the same—definitely possess the wow factor
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the installation of tossing these stunning quilts into space like so many playing cards, where they hover weightlessly, seemingly frozen in mid-air
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created an atmosphere where people could focus on individual quilts
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but not become fatigued
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The entire riveting show is a sight to behold
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I love the breathtaking quilts! They’re all gorgeous, electric and they make my skirt fly up, too…(which is really amazing as I am wearing pants!)
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
I’m so glad for a second chance to view this fabulous collection since I missed the First Friday Gallery Exhibit and Reception earlier in the month…one of its most exciting quilt exhibits ever. It was so much fun. Thank you, Marilyn and Dave,
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Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
for another great show and most of all your generosity!
Of course, nothing would be complete without these hard working/devoted ladies
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I think Teddy’s going to be in for a surprise when he visits Quiltworks next Thursday and sees quilts that were inspired by his novel!
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It’s obvious there’s so much work in each quilt. However, it is really better to be able to see them in person so you may see all the details so much more clearly.
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Both Kapitoil and New York Beauty exhibits will be featured at Quiltworks through the month of April. It’s worth the time. I came away from the reception with a spark.
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Marilyn opened an exceptional entertaining program for quilters to join her in reading prize-winning novels and creating memories. The quilts are as varied and provocative as books, displaying how one book can move individual in different ways.
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Inspired by Jackson Pollock paintings mentioned in the book. Diane Ottenfeld chose words from lists made by the main character as he tried to perfect his English skills
Other novel quilts/ideas for May and June are underway. There is time to join the energy! It will take you to a destination you had never dreamed about and the process is highly satisfying. I can’t wait to see what these obsessed elite quilters/artisans will come out with next!
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Hope you enjoy the show! And talk about fabric obsession. Stashing fabric is at least as dangerous (and exciting) as stashing yarn.
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There is so much more variety because you have not just color and texture but pattern! (Little hippopotamouses–who could resist??)
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I am thoroughly motivated to get some intense spring crafting going. How about you?
Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!


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Comments on: "Kapitoil Inspired Quilt Extravaganza" (3)

  1. Wow, what an awesome post. You always do an amazing job with your descriptions and photos! Thank you!

  2. studio309 said:

    “Wow” indeed…what a post!

    Dave Ulrich

  3. Kirsten said:

    Color.. color.. color! I swoon and long to build another fabric palette. Once I had a huge one. I traded it for yarn… I could so easily fall right back!

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