The presenter, Dorothy Fu, started out with fairly traditional quilts. Immigrating from Taiwan, via Brazil, to Canada, she didn't begin quilting until the early 80's. She liked her first quilt, intended for a friend's wedding gift, so much that she kept it and bought something else for the friend. Even her early, traditional quilts are notable for intense quilting, all done on a domestic sewing machine. But she quickly moved on to pictorial quilts and her whole cloth painted quilts (Greta Garbo, Mona Lisa with Da Vinci depicted on the back, Mother Teresa) drew gasps from the audience. At the conclusion of the wonderful trunk show, Dorothy spoke about creativity. With the left brain mostly responsible for analytic thought and the right brain for creative endeavours, it is important to use the left body more to activate right brain activity. She encouraged us to brush our teeth and hair, to eat, to bounce a ball, all with our hand. Da Vinci himself wrote with his left hand from right to left. Dorothy Fu presented a truly elegant talk and finished with a display of the butterfly quilts created by the class she led the day before (last photo in the gallery below).
Dorothy's website here.
The following photos of are Dorothy Fu's creations:
Below are photos of members quilts and creations.