QuiltCon 2015: Handwork category quilts

Yes, handwork and modern quilting do go hand in hand.  Actually almost all quilting traditions and techniques can be seen in some way in the quilts at QuiltCon and other modern quilting exhibitions.  Maybe it’s the aesthetic that defines the modern quilting “movement”?, and that in itself is also broad. But there is definitely something going on! And I like it.

The Handwork category was sponsored by Sulky. There was more than one quilt (and even in other categories) that were made as a call to create quilts using one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s improv scores from her new book The Improv Handbook for the Modern Quilter.   To honor that we’ll start out with one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s quilts and will end, as usual, with the winners of the category.

Here are the quilts from the handwork category, QuiltCon 2015:

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

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