houzz.com photo — Liz Axford’s quilt, Shift 1, received the Award of Excellence at an international exhibition of contemporary art quilts in May.

Local quilter receives special award at international quilt exhibition

  • Tue Jun 27th, 2017 6:00pm
  • Life

Liz Axford of Clinton recently received special recognition at a prestigious international exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

Axford’s quilt, “Shift 1,” took the “Award of Excellence” for “its masterful application of dyeing and color, creating the most atmospheric quilt in the show,” according to a judge.

The quilt is 75-by-69 inches. It contained hand-dyed cotton broadcloth, cotton batting and cotton threads. It was resist-dyed, machine-pieced and quilted.

Axford said in a story by houzz.com that the combination of repeated geometric forms and the possibility for infinite variation within it drew her to making quilts as an art form.

“Working with my hand-dyed fabrics affords me the opportunity to combine painterly effects with hard-edged geometry,” Axford said.

Axford’s quilt was one of 12 recognized by judges at the international exhibition.