Adult Center - July 2010
With this display of quilts, we are spotlighting the works and collection of TBQ member, Kay Wentworth. Kay has lived in Arizona for 30 years. She teaches a class called “Fabric Structures: Quilting”
at Yavapai College, and has been teaching people to quilt and sew since 1999. She has made hundreds of quilts, and prefers contemporary quilts. Her favorite part of the quilting process is anything that
involves the sewing machine! We hope you enjoy Kay’s quilts.

Standing at the Reception Desk, looking South out the front door, beginning with the first small quilt in the southwest corner, and going around the room clockwise, here‘s a description of Kay‘s quilts:

(small quilt location--southwest corner)

Reproduction of “Tahitian Women Bathing” by Paul Gauguin, 1891-92. Paul Gauguin was a regular man with a good job and a family in France. He left it all and lived the second half of his short life in
Tahiti painting the local people.

(Large Quilts on the West wall):

“My Guess, India“. Kay’s father owns a marble and granite business and gets his product all over the world. One of his customers gave him this quilt, though he didn’t know where it was made.

“The Grand Canyon State Welcomes You“. This quilt was just completed in July! It honors the Arizona Centennial coming up in 2012.

“All That’s Left After the Tornado“. Kay was reading the news in and came upon a picture of two women with their backs toward the camera, looking at a
quilt like this one. The caption read “All that’s left after the tornado.”

(small quilt location--northwest corner)

Reproduction of Michelangelo’s fresco paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome, 1511. This is a reproduction of a portion of the ceiling where
God is creating the Sun and the Moon.

(small quilt location--northeast corner)

Reproduction of “Yellow Cow” by Franz Marc, 1911. Franz Marc, a German painter around the turn of the century painted mostly horses. Kay decided to do one of his less famous paintings,
probably because the cow was yellow--Kay’s favorite color!

(Large quilts on East Wall):

“Yellow Circles“. This queen-sized “Double Wedding Ring” quilt was made for the sheer challenge of making it. Kay is pretty sure that she will never make another one because it was so time consuming!

“Blue’s Opposite (Orange)”. This popular quilt pattern, “Blooming Nine Patch” comes from a book titled “Tradition with a Twist” by Blanche Young and Darlene Young Stone.

“Rick Rack“. Did we mention that yellow is Kay’s favorite color? She particularly likes taupe, too. Combining these two colors was really fun! Oh yes, and she likes triangles, too!

(small quilt location--southeast corner)

Reproduction of “Two Women on the Beach” by Pablo Picasso, 1922. This is one of Kay’s favorite quilts. She likes the color, and the joy it exudes. Each time Kay makes a reproduction,
she studies the artist and his or her work. Surprisingly, she found that she really likes Picasso’s work!
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