QuiltCon 2015: Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture Fabric Challenge

The Michael Miller fabric challenge using their Spring Cotton Couture line produced an array of pastel and very spring colored quilts, as it should be! As usual the award winners for the category yard are at the bottom of the post.

We are nearing the end of our QuiltCon 2015 coverage, thought there are still probably 5 posts to go. Soon we will also be covering the Stitch Modern 2015 Show, the Joe Cunningham lecture at Piedmont Center of the Arts, and we have a couple new books to talk about as well as some quilters to highlight.

Enjoy!

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Mondrian with Munsell'd Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell’d Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell'd Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell’d Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Pastels Aren't My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren’t My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren't My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren’t My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Oh the Places You'll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You'll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee's Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee's Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

QuiltCon 2015: Applique category Quilts

Here we are again, back to our final sets of quilts from the exhibitions from QuiltCon 2015. Next up we have the Applique category sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics.  Later this week, we will have the Michael Miller Challenge and the Small Quilts category. Some pretty amazing quilts here!

Lost and Found in Translation by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. New York, New York.

Lost and Found in Translation by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. New York, New York.

Lost and Found in Translation by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. New York, New York.

Lost and Found in Translation by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. New York, New York.

Bowls and Balls #2 by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Bowls and Balls #2 by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Bowls and Balls #2 by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Bowls and Balls #2 by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Outside the Box by Jenny Voss. Nampa, idaho.

Outside the Box by Jenny Voss. Nampa, idaho.

Outside the Box by Jenny Voss. Nampa, idaho.

Outside the Box by Jenny Voss. Nampa, idaho.

[The American Context #68] by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #68] by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #68] by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #68] by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

Tiki Dilemma by Jodi Robinson. Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Tiki Dilemma by Jodi Robinson. Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Tiki Dilemma by Jodi Robinson. Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Tiki Dilemma by Jodi Robinson. Enon Valley, Pennsylvania.

Turn Down For What by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Turn Down For What by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Turn Down For What by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Turn Down For What by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Rocket 88 by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, California. Quilted by Lisa Alexakis.

Rocket 88 by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, California. Quilted by Lisa Alexakis.

Rocket 88 by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, California. Quilted by Lisa Alexakis.

Rocket 88 by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, California. Quilted by Lisa Alexakis.

The Conan Quilt by Alison Chambers. San Antonio, Texas.

The Conan Quilt by Alison Chambers. San Antonio, Texas.

The Conan Quilt by Alison Chambers. San Antonio, Texas

The Conan Quilt by Alison Chambers. San Antonio, Texas

Chosen 2 by Catherine Redford. Naperville, Illinois.

Chosen 2 by Catherine Redford. Naperville, Illinois.

Chosen 2 by Catherine Redford. Naperville, Illinois.

Chosen 2 by Catherine Redford. Naperville, Illinois.

Catenary by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Catenary by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Catenary by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Catenary by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Self-Study #4: The One for T by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Self-Study #4: The One for T by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Self-Study #4: The One for T by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Self-Study #4: The One for T by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Sticks and Stones: The Border Test by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Sticks and Stones: The Border Test by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Sticks and Stones: The Border Test by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Sticks and Stones: The Border Test by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Hometown Quilt by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Hometown Quilt by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Hometown Quilt by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Hometown Quilt by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

[The American Context #16] Christina's World by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #16] Christina’s World by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #16] Christina's World by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

[The American Context #16] Christina’s World by Luke Haynes. Los Angeles, California.

Off The Chart by Lynn Harris. Chelsea, Michigan.

Off The Chart by Lynn Harris. Chelsea, Michigan.

Off The Chart by Lynn Harris. Chelsea, Michigan.

Off The Chart by Lynn Harris. Chelsea, Michigan.

Off Center by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Off Center by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Off Center by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Off Center by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

33 by Gabriela Kirst. Grass Valley, CA.

33 by Gabriela Kirst. Grass Valley, CA.

33 by Gabriela Kirst. Grass Valley, CA.

33 by Gabriela Kirst. Grass Valley, CA.

Survivor by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan. Cicero, Illinois.

Survivor by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan. Cicero, Illinois.

Survivor by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan. Cicero, Illinois.

Survivor by Jennifer Benoit-Bryan. Cicero, Illinois.

Grand Canal by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Ann McNew.

Grand Canal by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Ann McNew.

Grand Canal by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Ann McNew.

Grand Canal by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Ann McNew.

Botanics in Green by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Botanics in Green by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Botanics in Green by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Botanics in Green by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Typewriter No. 5 by Jessica Toye. Kansas City, Missouri. 3rd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

Typewriter No. 5 by Jessica Toye. Kansas City, Missouri. 3rd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

Typewriter No. 5 by Jessica Toye. Kansas City, Missouri. 3rd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

Typewriter No. 5 by Jessica Toye. Kansas City, Missouri. 3rd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Dishes Can Wait by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon. 2nd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Dishes Can Wait by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon. 2nd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Dishes Can Wait by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon. 2nd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Dishes Can Wait by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon. 2nd Place, Applique Category, QuiltCon 2015.

Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2st Place, Applique category, QuiltCon 2015

Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2st Place, Applique category, QuiltCon 2015

Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2st Place, Applique category, QuiltCon 2015

Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2st Place, Applique category, QuiltCon 2015

Luna Lounge

Time to show you Luna Lounge!  We will resume our coverage of the QuiltCon Exhibitions later this week. Luna Lounge, my newest fabric collection with Andover Fabrics, is handsome and playful at the same time, but what I like best is that it is so usable, goes great with solids and almost any color. (I like it with LOTS of color!) I’m also pretty fond of the main border print.  Here are the three color ways and then I’ll tell you how it came to be.

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in blue by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in greys by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in neutrals by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

The inspiration came from some of the brush strokes in the Japanese calligraphy I studied for a decade. There is this one movement we used to call “chun”, and I would do pages of it to warm up. It resembled a crescent and it was fun to practice interlocking them. Well, playing with that shape on my iPad drawing with my finger, I decided to try and make a design out of it.  The half way mark kind of represented where the energy changed in the brushstroke–going down, then lifting up.  I came up with the main print first and then went from there. In the end I realized the whole thing was a bit lunar, so with the help of my “namers” we came up with “Luna Lounge”.

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Luna Lounge in progress by Carol Van Zandt

Here are the individual prints in the end:

"Moon Dance" Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Moon Dance” Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics. The border is on both selvedges.

"Triad Stripe" Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Triad Stripe” Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

The “triad stripe” came from the triangles left over from making the “fleur luna” below

"Fleur Luna", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Fleur Luna”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Moonglass", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Moonglass”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Twinkle", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Twinkle”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Pinwheels", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Pinwheels”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

AND, what is really fun is that the main print for Luna Lounge in blue can also be had for phone and iPad cases and skins of all flavors at DecalGirl. I always go for the bumper case myself, and decals for my charger so it doesn’t get mixed up with everyone else’s!

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

QuiltCon 2015: Use of Negative Space part 2

And now Part 2 of the Use of Negative Space category from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by APQS with the winners of the category at the end of the post.  We still have a couple of categories and the special exhibitions to go, and some other non QuiltCon exhibitions, books to review, fabric to talk about, and quilters to meet. Stay tuned!

Colorado 4x4 by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Colorado 4×4 by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Colorado 4x4 by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Colorado 4×4 by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Diamond Chains by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Diamond Chains by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Diamond Chains by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Diamond Chains by Charlotte Noll. Lauderhill, Florida.

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Boxed In by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida. 

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

My Way by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, California. Quilted by Susan Spencer, Scotts Valley, California.

 

Haberdashery by Amy Friend. West Newbury, Massachusetts

Haberdashery by Amy Friend. West Newbury, Massachusetts

Haberdashery by Amy Friend. West Newbury, Massachusetts

Haberdashery by Amy Friend. West Newbury, Massachusetts

Transmission by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Geri Smith.

Transmission by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Geri Smith.

Transmission by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Geri Smith.

Transmission by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Geri Smith.

Dots by Svetlana Sotak. Batavia, Illinois.

Dots by Svetlana Sotak. Batavia, Illinois.

Dots by Svetlana Sotak. Batavia, Illinois.

Dots by Svetlana Sotak. Batavia, Illinois.

Equalizer by Cheryl Arkison. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Equalizer by Cheryl Arkison. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Equalizer by Cheryl Arkison. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Equalizer by Cheryl Arkison. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Letting Go by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Letting Go by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Letting Go by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Letting Go by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tuning Fork #12 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuning Fork #12 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuning Fork #12 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuning Fork #12 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, Texas.

Chandelier by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin.

Chandelier by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin.

Chandelier by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin.

Chandelier by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin.

Redirected by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Redirected by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Mod Hex 2 by Jen Sorenson. Northborough, Massachusetts.

Mod Hex 2 by Jen Sorenson. Northborough, Massachusetts.

Mod Hex 2 by Jen Sorenson. Northborough, Massachusetts.

Mod Hex 2 by Jen Sorenson. Northborough, Massachusetts.

Lowcountry Sunset by Kimberly McPeake by Charleston, South Carolina.

Lowcountry Sunset by Kimberly McPeake by Charleston, South Carolina.

Lowcountry Sunset by Kimberly McPeake by Charleston, South Carolina.

Lowcountry Sunset by Kimberly McPeake by Charleston, South Carolina.

Pike's Peak by Cheryl Brickey. Greer, South Carolina.

Pike’s Peak by Cheryl Brickey. Greer, South Carolina.

Pike's Peak by Cheryl Brickey. Greer, South Carolina.

Pike’s Peak by Cheryl Brickey. Greer, South Carolina.

Eggs and Darts by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Pieced by Susan Bishop.

Eggs and Darts by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Pieced by Susan Bishop.

Eggs and Darts by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Pieced by Susan Bishop.

Eggs and Darts by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Pieced by Susan Bishop.

Peek by Melanie Tuazon by Livingston, New Jersey.

Peek by Melanie Tuazon by Livingston, New Jersey.

Peek by Melanie Tuazon by Livingston, New Jersey.

Peek by Melanie Tuazon by Livingston, New Jersey.

Museum Windows by Melissa Fontanese, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Museum Windows by Melissa Fontanese, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Somewhat Herringbone by Dorie Schwarz. Mason, Michigan

Somewhat Herringbone by Dorie Schwarz. Mason, Michigan

Somewhat Herringbone by Dorie Schwarz. Mason, Michigan

Somewhat Herringbone by Dorie Schwarz. Mason, Michigan

Comma Comet by Janet Gannon. Katy, Texas. Quilted by Pam Biswas.

Comma Comet by Janet Gannon. Katy, Texas. Quilted by Pam Biswas.

Comma Comet by Janet Gannon. Katy, Texas. Quilted by Pam Biswas.

Comma Comet by Janet Gannon. Katy, Texas. Quilted by Pam Biswas.

Wake Up! Wake Up! by Amy Dame. Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Wake Up! Wake Up! by Amy Dame. Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Wake Up! Wake Up! by Amy Dame. Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Wake Up! Wake Up! by Amy Dame. Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

STAR'D by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

STAR’D by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

STAR'D by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

STAR’D by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cycles 2 by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Floating Jewels by Tanya Heldman. Los Angeles, California.

Floating Jewels by Tanya Heldman. Los Angeles, California.

 

Floating Jewels by Tanya Heldman. Los Angeles, California.

Floating Jewels by Tanya Heldman. Los Angeles, California.

Sea Glass Herringbone by Claire Jain. Austin, Texas.

Sea Glass Herringbone by Claire Jain. Austin, Texas.

Read Between the Lines by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver Colorado. 3rd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Read Between the Lines by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver Colorado. 3rd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Read Between the Lines by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver Colorado. 3rd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Read Between the Lines by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver Colorado. 3rd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Color Play by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. Quilted by Susan Santistevan. 2nd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Color Play by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. Quilted by Susan Santistevan. 2nd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Color Play by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. Quilted by Susan Santistevan. 2nd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Color Play by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. Quilted by Susan Santistevan. 2nd Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. First Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. First Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. First Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

Blackbird Fly by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. First Place, Use of Negative Space category, QuiltCon 2015.

QuiltCon 2015: Use of Negative Space part 1

Here we have the first of 2 installments of the quilts from The Use of Negative Space category at QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by APQS.  The winners of the category will be at the end of Part 2.

We just HAVE to start out with a quilt by Jacquie Gering, author of Quilting Modern,  renowned teacher, on the board of The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon organizer and just about everything.  Besides, negative space in quilting is one of her trademarks. I admit, I’m a fan.

Enjoy!

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood of Daintytime. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood of Daintytime. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Smithereens by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Smithereens by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Smithereens by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Smithereens by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

What's the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What’s the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What's the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What’s the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

QuiltCon2015: Piecing category, part 2

Continuing, with the awards winners at the bottom, we have part 2 of the Piecing category from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by Aurifil.

After this, we still have the Negative Space category, the Applique category, the Michael Miller Challenge and special exhibitions. In other words, much more to come!

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

QuiltCon 2015: Piecing category, Part 1

We will cover the Piecing category, sponsored by Aurifil, in two parts since there are so many quilts. Remember that quilts for the QuiltCon competitions are accepted into the show first and then put into categories by the judges as part of the judging process. This group has so many interesting original compositions. The category winners will be shown at the end of Part 2 later this week.

Enjoy!

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison's Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison’s Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison's Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison’s Quilting.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

Fish Tails by Kristen Ballou. Kent, Washington.

Fish Tails by Kristen Ballou. Kent, Washington.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.