QuiltCon 2016 – Handwork

QuiltCon 2016 was in Pasadena this year. Next year it will be in Savannah!  My main aim is to see all the quilt exhibitions and photo them for The Plaid Portico (and my own pleasure) but since it was in California, we had big contingent from the Northern California modern quilt groups and guilds so it was fun seeing friendly faces all around. Truth be told it’s a friendly event anyway – there is just a good vibe in general, plus it is well-organized so things go smoothly.

I did manage to take photos of all the quilts in the exhibitions so we will be winding through them all in the next few months, including the special exhibitions of keynote speaker Gwen Marston and 70’s art quilter Molly Upton. I’m not going to highlight all the winners nor review or comment. One thing is clear to me–we all see things a little bit differently. So I am sharing what I get to see and you can decide for yourself what interests you.

I curate what I cover at general quilt exhibits, and “modern” is generally what I shoot, so I might only take photos of 10% of the quilts. At QuiltCon I think it would be a disservice to only show 90% as there are probably only about 10% I am ho-hum about. So they are all here, even the shots I couldn’t control the light on.

First up is the Handwork category. Enjoy!

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Floating Squares No. 2 - Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 – Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 - Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 – Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Elliott's Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott’s Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott's Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott’s Quilt by Amy Hoffman

2 thoughts on “QuiltCon 2016 – Handwork

  1. Pingback: Quiltcon 2016 – More Than Just a Quilt Exhibit | See How We Sew

  2. Thanks for sharing carol! Can’t wait to see all the quilts. Sadly I didn’t get to spend much time with the quilts😐. So this is second best!!!

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