Saturday, July 15, 2017

Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts: Quilters of Mexico

The Quilters of Mexico Exhibit was my favorite part of the Southern New Mexico of Quilts. In case you missed the last posts, you can find them here and here
Marco Quilt: Magic Towns of Mexico is a group quilt created by 75 people who were each assigned a town to represent.
Macro Quilt: Magic Towns of Mexico
Endemic Flora and Fauna of Mexico, a contest launched for the 9th Expo Patchwork & Quilt, was designed to be a sister collection for "Made in Australia: Flora and Fauna."

Images by Rosa Elba Quintana was "inspired by the beauty, strength, fragility and colorfulness of some Mexican endemic species."
Images by Rosa Elba Quintana
Images by Rosa Elba Quintana
The Eleukerodactilus only lives exclusively in the shrubberies of the Pedregal Reservation. Els used tyvek to represent the frog's skin.
White-Lipped Chirping Frog (Eleutkerodactilus)
White-Lipped Chirping Frog (Eleutkerodactilus)
SissiGutierrez chose to highlight the critically endangered, golden-tailed pygmy raccoon as she also has bags under her eyes and enjoys working with her hands. ( The Nathuatl name for raccoon, mapach, means "the one with hands".)
Pygmy Racoon from Cozumel by Sissi Gutierrez
Axolotl, a Fascinating Monster was paper-pieced by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero. It features the endangered salamander with the ability to regenerate almost any part of its body and a transparent skin during its youth. The pattern was drawn by Maria de Lourdes' daughter.
Axolotl, a Fascinating Monster by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero
In the Cuatrocienegas desert there are water pools caused by subterranean currents containing plants and animals that have remained unchanged for 150,000,000 years as they cannot escape the area.

The Living Fossils from Cuatrocienegas by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero
The Living Fossils from Cuatrocienegas by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero
The Living Fossils from Cuatrocienegas by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero
The Living Fossils from Cuatrocienegas by Maria de Lourdes Cruz Romero
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2 comments:

  1. Wonderful animal quilts, such talented quilters.

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  2. It was fun to see these quilts, as well as get an education on the flora/fauna of your New Mexico. Thanks for the show!

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