This is the real quilt which graces the cover of one of Gloria’s books: Radiant Landscapes. It apparently took her over 18 months to make although she does admit to travelling almost half the year away from home. The quilt was made in 4 separate sections and then joined – 3 across and then the bottom part across horizontally. She told us that hubby often travels with her and he piped up from the audience that is because she uses his luggage allowance for more quilts! NO kidding. I know exactly how she feels as I frequently make my way to Vancouver airport with at least 3 -4 pieces of luggage – maxed out at what we can check or carry!
I own all 3 of Gloria Loughman’s quilting books. I suppose you could call me an ardent fan although I have not yet made a quilt using the techniques she covers in her books……..but possibly I will one day?!
close up – is it not simple stunning?
and another close up
Who is Gloria Loughman? She is an Award winning Australian quilt artist and book author. Read up more info on her website.
This is another of her quilts – in the book “Quilted Symphony” which offers more abstract compositions.
I was lucky enough to attend a Quilting Guild meeting in Ladner, BC recently where Gloria was the visiting speaker. Here are some pics of quilts she brought with her – SO nice to see up close & in real life the quilts that I have “drooled over” in her books. AND I took my 3 books which she graciously signed for me!
close up of this abstract composition. Notice all that meticulous threadwork.
Gloria regaling us about her quilting journey and explaining some of the techniques she uses in her quilts.
Gloria’s next book with be a study on her quilting artistic interpretation of buildings and architecture. This book is not due out until sometime in 2017 but she did have some quilts to show that she has been working on for the book. Here are 2 held up at show tell.
Another quilt Gloria had on display. I cannot recall if this is part of her new book on buildings and architecture? We will find out next year. Obviously the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. This is showing a festival of some sort (she told us but I forgot what it is called) that shines brightly coloured lights onto the roof of the opera house + the reflections on the water of Sydney Harbour.
SO glad I was in town the week Gloria was doing this presentation and thus able to attend at a local quilting guild where I was one of founding members: Boundary Bay Quilter’s Guild. It was well worth it. Hope you like the pics of these quilts?!