Quiltcon was a milestone in my quilting career. This is the quilt show put on by the Modern Quilt Guild. After seeing the show I was exploding with inspiration! A lot was packed into 4 days but so worth it! First and foremost, this is my quilt, titled Fireworks. Yes, that is me beside the quilt… it placed 2nd in the Modern Traditionalism category. This was the first QuiltCon that I have attended and definitely not my last!
I took a couple of classes, one being with Violet Craft. It was titled Paper Piecing with Jungle Abstractions. It finishes at 60″ square, and is a very detailed paper piecing project of a lion. She is a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable AND patient. I also attended Samarra Khaja’s lecture called Concept Quilts and How to Up Your Quilting Game the Funny Haha Way. Samarra is a good friend, and it was great to meet up with her over the course of the show.
There were so many beautiful quilts at the show. My phone was acting up and wasn’t holding a charge for a full day, so I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked. I thought I would share some of the ones I did take with you.
First of all the winning quilt was jaw dropping gorgeous. It is called “Bling” and was made by Katherine Jones of Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia. I kept circling back to take another look! Made exclusively with solids, so very clean looking. But the dimension that was achieved using solids is quite remarkable. Usually solids look quite flat, but with the attention to what would have been the light source as well as many values and colours Katherine brought this diamond to life!
This quilt is called Modern Waves Quilt and it was designed and made by Kristi Schroeder. It won 1st place in the Modern Traditionalism. Kristi designs beautiful modern patterns which you can see at www.initialkstudio.com.
The amazing quilting in this quilt is what drew me in. This quilt is made by Shannon Page of Dallas, Texas. I just love it when there is a hidden message or some textured fabric that fools your eye. In this case Shannon trapunto quilted TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY onto the quilt, surrounded by a bazillion pebbles. I love the improv log cabins blocks done in solids with the odd little texture print thrown in.
This quilt is by Hillary Goodwin from Auburn Ca . It took third place in the Applique category. It is beautifully executed and again the quilting on it blew me away!
This quilt was not only won People’s Choice award it came in second 2nd place in the improvisation category. It is called Lincoln, and is pieced and quilted by Kim Soper of Huntington NY. Her inspiration was an image by Ihsan Ekaputra.