QuiltCon 2015: The Improvisation category quilts, Part 1

One of my favorite categories, here are half of the quilts from the Improvisation category this year at QuiltCon 2015. The other half, including the prize winners will be up next post. Several of these quilts were also test quilts from Sherri Lynn Wood‘s new improvisational quilting book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. We’ll be giving you a preview of that also here on the Plaid Portico in a few posts. It’s really wonderful.

Please enjoy all the joy in these quilts!

You Can't Rush Art by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, Minnesota.

You Can’t Rush Art by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, Minnesota.

You Can't Rush Art by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, Minnesota.

You Can’t Rush Art by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, Minnesota.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, CA.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, CA.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, CA.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, CA.

Score for Modern Block Improv: Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California.

Score for Modern Block Improv: Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California.

Score for Modern Block Improv: Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California.

Score for Modern Block Improv: Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California.

Entropy by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Entropy by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Entropy by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Entropy by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lite Brite by Maria Shell. Anchorage, Alaska.

Lite Brite by Maria Shell. Anchorage, Alaska.

Lite Brite by Maria Shell. Anchorage, Alaska.

Lite Brite by Maria Shell. Anchorage, Alaska.

Bird's Eye View by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Bird’s Eye View by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Bird's Eye View by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Bird’s Eye View by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Spiraling Out of Control by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand. Dexter, Michigan

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand. Dexter, Michigan

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand. Dexter, Michigan

Folded Flock by Jenna Brand. Dexter, Michigan

I'm a Fan of Fabric by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

I’m a Fan of Fabric by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

I'm a Fan of Fabric by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

I’m a Fan of Fabric by Rachel Kerley. Hillsboro, Oregon.

Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecher. Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shifting Impressions by Marianne Haak. St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Shifting Impressions by Marianne Haak. St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Shifting Impressions by Marianne Haak. St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Shifting Impressions by Marianne Haak. St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Mahjong by Leslie Schmidt. Brooklyn, New York, Quilted by Cami Cress (aaquilting.com)

Mahjong by Leslie Schmidt. Brooklyn, New York, Quilted by Cami Cress (aaquilting.com)

Mahjong by Leslie Schmidt. Brooklyn, New York, Quilted by Cami Cress (aaquilting.com)

Mahjong by Leslie Schmidt. Brooklyn, New York, Quilted by Cami Cress (aaquilting.com)

Tune in Next Week by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Tune in Next Week by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Tune in Next Week by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Tune in Next Week by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Pickle Jars by Jamie Gonce. San Mateo, California.

Pickle Jars by Jamie Gonce. San Mateo, California.

Pickle Jars by Jamie Gonce. San Mateo, California.

Pickle Jars by Jamie Gonce. San Mateo, California.

Through the Open Window by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Through the Open Window by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Through the Open Window by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Through the Open Window by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Shades of Grey by Terry Aske. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Shades of Grey by Terry Aske. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Shades of Grey by Terry Aske. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Shades of Grey by Terry Aske. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

Emerald City by Charlotte Newland. London, England. UK.

Emerald City by Charlotte Newland. London, England. UK.

Emerald City by Charlotte Newland. London, England. UK.

Emerald City by Charlotte Newland. London, England. UK.

Off Centre by Andres Rosales. Ventura, California.

Off Centre by Andres Rosales. Ventura, California.

Off Centre by Andres Rosales. Ventura, California.

Off Centre by Andres Rosales. Ventura, California.

The White Quilt by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

The White Quilt by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

The White Quilt by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

The White Quilt by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Modern Sunset by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Modern Sunset by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Modern Sunset by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Modern Sunset by Lauren Palmer. Lexington, Kentucky.

Wild Geese by Penny Gold. Galesburg Illinois.

Wild Geese by Penny Gold. Galesburg Illinois.

Wild Geese by Penny Gold. Galesburg Illinois.

Wild Geese by Penny Gold. Galesburg Illinois.

Blocks from the Crayon Box by Carolyn Griffith. Abilene, Texas.

Blocks from the Crayon Box by Carolyn Griffith. Abilene, Texas.

Blocks from the Crayon Box by Carolyn Griffith. Abilene, Texas.

Blocks from the Crayon Box by Carolyn Griffith. Abilene, Texas.

Las Ventasas by Kristin Shields. Bend Oregon.

Las Ventasas by Kristin Shields. Bend Oregon.

Las Ventasas by Kristin Shields. Bend Oregon.

Las Ventasas by Kristin Shields. Bend Oregon.

Arne by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

Arne by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

Arne by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

Arne by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

Transposition by Anne Hammond

Transposition by Anne Hammond

Transposition by Anne Hammond

Transposition by Anne Hammond

Primary by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Primary by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Primary by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Primary by Elisa Albury. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia.

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia.

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia.

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia.

 

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