Thursday, March 29, 2018

QuiltCon 2018: The Quilts

Where to start with the quilts at QuiltCon 2018? So many intriguing ones to choose from. As in other years, quilt guilds from all over make donation quilts which go to a local charity. They are all based on a specific color palette. They were displayed in the mail hallway and on both sides of the main lecture hall. While I tried to document the quilts and their makers in the other categories, I did not document the different guilds. But here are some of my favorites:










PIECING

I can hardly believe I even took a picture of this one, being as phobic as I am. But it was pretty cool.
 "Hiss," Sarah Sharp, Carmel, Indiana
"The Switzerland Quilt," Vicky Mueller, Karlsruhe, Germany
"The Voodoo Code," Kathryn Upitis, Calgary, Albert
 "Plant Lady," Sarah Sharp, Carmel, Indiana
(close up)
"Which Way Is Up?", Dawn Golstab, Leander, Texas
"Igualdad (Equality)," Carolina Oneto, Colina, Santiago, Chile
"incidental Collaboration," Nora Renick Rinehart, Chicago (1st Place)
"Aura," Nydia Kehnle (3rd Place)
 "Fangirl," Lysa Flower, Maple Ridge, British Columbia
 "Positive: Negative," Lorena Uriarte, Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia
 "Shag," Catherine Mosely, Cameron Park, NSW, Australia
I love the traditional hand tying

IMPROVISATION
 "Configuration: Kasuri With Five Lines," Julie Haddrick, Adelaide, South Australia
 "Blue Jean Butterlies," Charlotte Noll, Lauderhill, Florida (Judge's Choice)
 "Loon Lake Love," Krista Fleckenstein, Anchorage, Alaska
I love Krista's choice of colors

APPLIQUE'
 "Color Personality" by Annabel Wrigley, Warrenton, Virginia

I adore all of Annabel's "blob" appliques




"Fauchet" by Virginia Robinson, Chapel Hill, North Caroline

QUILTING CHALLENGE
 "West" by Lori Beitler, Montclair, New Jersey

"You are Here" by Jennifer Johnston, Kitchener, Ontario
 "This Way, That Way," Danielle Reiner, Mountain View, California
 "Scrap Migration," Abigail Fuller, Deary, Idaho
 "Northern Obsession," Christine Perrigo, Erie, Colorado (2nd place)
"No Goose Left Behind," by Sarah Ashford, Wellington, Somerset, UK

BEST MACHINE QUILTING WINNER
 "Happy Dance," by Sandra Kaye, Jacksonville, Florida


MODERN QUILT GUILD QUILTS OF THE MONTH
 "Singularity," Jenn Nevitt, Fort Worth, Texas (January 2017)
"Bridges," Anne Sullivan, Baltimore (December 2017)

USE OF NEGATIVE SPACE
 "Sirkel," Daisy Aschehoug, Oslo, Norway
 "Urban Trek," Heather Black, Spokane, Washington (1st Place)
 "Configuration," Eva Birch, Mantua, Ohio

 "Pivoted Plaid," Cassandra Beaver, Urbana, Ohio

HANDWORK

"Out of Square," Di Jobbins, Zelland, NSW, Australia
 "Wholecloth 4, Heidi Parkes, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

GROUP OR BEE QUILTS
 "The Here and Elsewhere Bee," Andrea Tsang Jackson, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1st Place)

MINIMALIST DESIGN
 "Lateral Ascension," Cassandra Beaver," Urbana, Ohio

 "Harvest," Carson Converse, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts (1st Place)
(the lines in this quilt were drawn on by hand!)
"Sliced Circles," Karen Lee, Happy Valley, Oregon
 "Passage," Carson Converse, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

MODERN TRADITIONALISM
 "Color Study H1," Victoria Findlay Wolfe, New York (1st place)
"UnBoxed," Doprie Hruska, Highlandville, Missouri
 "Ohio Snowball," Christine Perrigo, Erie, Colorado
 This is one of my most favorite quilts in a very long time. It was thrilling to be able to study it up close.
"Pineapple," Tiffany Baxter, Amherst, Virginia
 "Fly Away Home," Kimberly Davis, Phoenix, Arizona


 "Goal Visualization," Laura Hartrich, Oak Park, Illinois
"Is This a Modern Quilt?," Sarah Lowry, Greensboro, North Carolina

So now you know which quilts caught my eye. Have you been to QuiltCon before? 

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for refreshing the memories! The quilts were amazing.

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  2. Thanks for featuring our guild's quilt! It's the fireworky Dresden one, by the Calgary MQG

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