QuiltCon 2016: Modern Traditionalism, Part 1

Ok, now we’re getting into the heat of it with the Modern Traditionalism category from QuiltCon 2016 exhibitions. Here we have the crossover with traditional blocks or techniques used in a “modern” context, most in original compositions.

Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Pine Burr Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Churning by Jean Larson

Churning by Jean Larson

Churning by Jean Larson

Churning by Jean Larson

Wonky Metamorphosis by Katherine Dithmer

Wonky Metamorphosis by Katherine Dithmer

Wonky Metamorphosis by Katherine Dithmer

Wonky Metamorphosis by Katherine Dithmer

Picnic Petals by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Picnic Petals by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Picnic Petals by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Picnic Petals by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Migration Quilt by Yara Greuter

Migration Quilt by Yara Greuter

Migration Quilt by Yara Greuter

Migration Quilt by Yara Greuter

Wildfire by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Kelly Elliott

Wildfire by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Kelly Elliott

Wildfire by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Kelly Elliott

Wildfire by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Kelly Elliott

Pineapple Variation by Alexis Deise

Pineapple Variation by Alexis Deise

Pineapple Variation by Alexis Deise

Pineapple Variation by Alexis Deise

Twisted Tulips by Jacquie Gering

Twisted Tulips by Jacquie Gering

Twisted Tulips by Jacquie Gering

Twisted Tulips by Jacquie Gering

Neutral Courthouse Steps by Kristi Schroeder

Neutral Courthouse Steps by Kristi Schroeder

Neutral Courthouse Steps by Kristi Schroeder

Neutral Courthouse Steps by Kristi Schroeder

Counterclockwise by Elaine Poplin

Counterclockwise by Elaine Poplin

Counterclockwise by Elaine Poplin

Counterclockwise by Elaine Poplin

Tilting at Windmills by Susan Strong

Tilting at Windmills by Susan Strong

Tilting at Windmills by Susan Strong

Tilting at Windmills by Susan Strong

The Ripple Effect by Janice Ryan, quilted by Kristi Ryan

The Ripple Effect by Janice Ryan, quilted by Kristi Ryan

The Ripple Effect by Janice Ryan, quilted by Kristi Ryan

The Ripple Effect by Janice Ryan, quilted by Kristi Ryan

Dunes by Jenna Brand

Dunes by Jenna Brand

Dunes by Jenna Brand

Dunes by Jenna Brand

Blue Spiderweb by Leslie Schmidt, quilting by aaquilting.com

Blue Spiderweb by Leslie Schmidt, quilting by aaquilting.com

Blue Spiderweb by Leslie Schmidt, quilting by aaquilting.com

Blue Spiderweb by Leslie Schmidt, quilting by aaquilting.com

Etude by Bailey Pike

Etude by Bailey Pike

Etude by Bailey Pike

Etude by Bailey Pike

#ImOnABoat by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

#ImOnABoat by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

#ImOnABoat by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

#ImOnABoat by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

Patch Nine by Dora Cary

Patch Nine by Dora Cary

Patch Nine by Dora Cary

Patch Nine by Dora Cary

Mr. Swirl E. Bones by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai

Mr. Swirl E. Bones by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai

Mr. Swirl E. Bones by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai

Mr. Swirl E. Bones by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, quilted by Shelly Pagliai

Hillary Quiltcon by Diana Vandeyar

Hillary Quiltcon by Diana Vandeyar

Hillary Quiltcon by Diana Vandeyar

Hillary Quiltcon by Diana Vandeyar

Fading Star by Jessica Schunke

Fading Star by Jessica Schunke

Fading Star by Jessica Schunke

Fading Star by Jessica Schunke

Close up of Kintsugi I (medallion) by Alexis Deise

Close up of Kintsugi I (medallion) by Alexis Deise

Kintsugi I (medallion) by Alexis Deise

Kintsugi I (medallion) by Alexis Deise

Tree of Drinks by Dorie Schwarz, quilted by Lynn Carson Harris

Tree of Drinks by Dorie Schwarz, quilted by Lynn Carson Harris

Tree of Drinks by Dorie Schwarz, quilted by Lynn Carson Harris

Tree of Drinks by Dorie Schwarz, quilted by Lynn Carson Harris

Rainbow Plus by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Fiona Bell

Rainbow Plus by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Fiona Bell

Rainbow Plus by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Fiona Bell

Rainbow Plus by Kristy Cleverly, quilted by Fiona Bell

Solid + Plain Modules by Christine Barnes, quilted by Sandra Bruce

Solid + Plain Modules by Christine Barnes, quilted by Sandra Bruce

Solid + Plain Modules by Christine Barnes, quilted by Sandra Bruce

Solid + Plain Modules by Christine Barnes, quilted by Sandra Bruce

Yesterday by Cheryl Brickey

Yesterday by Cheryl Brickey

Yesterday by Cheryl Brickey

Yesterday by Cheryl Brickey

Fractured Star by Donald Wattam, quilted by Mary Ann Wattam

Fractured Star by Donald Wattam, quilted by Mary Ann Wattam

Fractured Star by Donald Wattam, quilted by Mary Ann Wattam

Fractured Star by Donald Wattam, quilted by Mary Ann Wattam

PIQF-The Modern Quilt Competition Part Two

Here is the 2nd installment of the Modern: Mid-Centory Modern challenge at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Selections from other categories coming up next!

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

PIQF–The Modern Quilt Competition

The Plaid Portico is finally back and first off this year we will have long overdue coverage of the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. We’ll start with a 1st installment of the Modern Quilt Competition, with this year’s theme of “Mid-Century Mod”. After that, there will be selections from the Wall category and the World Quilt Competition.

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

 

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday

Heather Jones’ new book, Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday has delicious photography, modern quilts, and a unique look at the quilt design process.

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The book is divided into PROCESS and QUILTS. PROCESS is about finding inspiration around you, and shows how to go from inspiration to finished project. It covers working from inspiration, color theory, quilt design, and basic quilt construction. QUILTS has 40 original quilts with their variations and instructions.  Many of the quilts are characterized by the use of negative space, minimalism and organic structure.

One of my favorite quilts is Red Lion (I also love the name). Though I’m usually an asymmetrical gal, I love the simplicity and versatility of this quilt design, and it can certainly be made asymmetrically with color placement.

Red Lion by Heather Jone

Red Lion by Heather Jone

Red Lion by Heather Jones

Red Lion by Heather Jones

Speaking of everyday inspiration, here at the Plaid Portico our motto is, “Don’t forgot to look for keep looking for things that inspire you!” And in that spirit, and in the spirit of Quilt Local, I will share some everyday inspiration from ’round this neck of the woods.

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Find out more and follow along on the QUILT LOCAL BLOG TOUR!

10/6: STC Craft Blog
10/8: Robert Kaufman
10/9: Melanie Falick
10/10: Sew Mama Sew
10/11: Creative Bug
10/12: Plaid Portico
10/14: Modern Sewciety
10/16: Pellon
10/19: The Tattooed Quilter
10/21: Amy’s Creative Side
10/23: Diary of a Quilter
10/26: Film in the Fridge
10/28: Tall Grass Prairie Studio
10/29: Okan Arts
10/30: Kara Sews
11/2: Crimson Tate
11/4: Dainty Time
11/6: Nap Time Quilter
11/9: Spoonflower
11/11: Aurifil 
11/13: A Gathering of Stitches

Coming up on The Plaid Portico, we will cover the Eli Leon Exhibition at the Oakland Museum of Art, my picks from Freddy Moran’s latest solo exhibition, the Found/Made exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and textiles, and my picks from The Pacific International Quilt Festival.  We also have more books to highlight and some wonderful quilter profiles.

Stay tuned – after a long summer vacation, we’re back!

Peppermint Pinwheels and The Carnival Quilt

Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels did the most amazing Carnival Quilt with Pop Rox, though I am not surprised and you will see why when you see some of her other quilts here!

Founder of East Bay Modern Quilters (Formerly The East bay Modern Quilt Guild) and their annual show Stitch Modern, Stacey also teaches around Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area.  She can most often be found teaching at the fabulous A Verb for Keeping Warm, which is kind enough to host the last Tuesday of the month meetings of East Bay Modern Quilters.

She has a lovely and active Etsy shop Peppermint Pinwheels with baby play mats, digital patterns, baby blankets and more. And if you’re in the area, watch for her lecture and trunk show at The Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild April 18th meeting.

Hope you enjoy her Carnival Pop Rox quilt and views of some of her other yummy quilts!

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Back of The Carnival Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The X Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Silk Arithmetic by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Detail of Blue and White Split Log Cabin Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Embers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

For Stitch Modern by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Black Circles by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Turquoise Circles Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

Blue and White Diamond Crib Quilt by Stacey Sharman

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

The Confetti Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Scrappy Wagon Wheels for Max by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Code by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Linen and Denim Stripe Block Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Blue Flowers Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Colorblock Quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

New York Beauty by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Red & Turqoise quilt by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Impovisational Split Log Cabin by Stacey Sharman of Peppermint Pinwheels

Quilting in the Garden 2014

What a scrumptious day at Alden Lane Nursery to see their annual “Quilting in The Garden” show.  Beautiful quilts hanging all over their vast property amongst the flowers and trees, all blowing in the wind!

First some shots of the whole scene and then we’ll zero in on a few quilts (only a fraction unfortunately!).  Photography a little challenging as one is looking up taking photos against a sunny sky, so we’ll show you what we can, and enjoy the dappled light. If you’re in the area, don’t miss this event next year!

Featured artists this year were local celebrities Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, and from Oregon, Jean Wells and the Quilt of Sisters.  There were also quilts by local quilters, some with booths. There certainly were beautiful quilts everywhere.  Kind of dreamy! Take a gander….

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery #192 OHO Zen Chic by Ginn Staines

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery Quilt #254 The Good, Bag and Ugly by Judy White, #247 Friendship Lattice by Teresa Abbey

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #186 Vintage Hexagon by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #145 Tumbling Stars by Diana McClun and Laura  Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #242 Neighborhood Square by Candace Hallquist

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #163 Digital Pink Rose by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Digital Pink Rose by Diana Mc Clun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #164 Red Triangles by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Red Triangles by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #166 Scrap Silk Quilt 1 by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #127 Star Medallion by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, back of #127 Star Medallion by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes…I spy Pop Rox!

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #42 Modern Drunkard for a Missionary by Melissa Draper

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #93 Red Mountains by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #168 Crazy Quilt Bugs by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #122 The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, The Giant Tumble by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #208 Quilts Hanging in the Village by Peggy Lindsay

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Quilts Hanging in the Village by Peggy Lindsay

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #103 Garden Maze by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #165 Color Study by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #40 Play with Botello by Jackie Ferrebee

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #21 Mystery Quilt by B.J. Meier

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #79 Rollin in the Jellies w/ Louise by Robin Maimoni

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #74 Crackers and Jellies Gone Chevron by Linda Gullick

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #141 Monet’s Garden by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #57 Juanita’s Star of Bethlehem by Barbara Bowman

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #187 Contemporary Log Jam by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #207 Garden Gone Wild by Jean Wells-Kennan

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #194 Pavers and Pomegranates by Tonye Phillips

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Pavers and Pomegranates by Tonye Phillips

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #24 Star Struck by Mary Walcher

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #151 Woven Ribbons by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Woven Ribbons by Diana McClun & Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #219 Baker’s Twine quilt by Valori Wells

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Baker’s Twine Quilt by Valori Wells

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #41 Little Miss Color Wheel by Melissa Draper

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #139 Sensu by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #190 Batik Lone Star by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Batik Lone Star by Jackie Erickson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #183 Caliente by Ann Richardson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, Caliente by Ann Richardson

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery

Quilting in The Garden at Alden Lane Nursery, #204 Tumble and Turn by Lawry Thorn

Baby Rox Grow Quilt

So glad to finally show you the “Baby Rox Grow” quilt! Ann Haley designed this oh-so cute-quilt, I pieced the top, Angie Woolman quilted it and we got it to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh just in time. I love Ann’s quilt pattern designs and she’s coming out with a line of them we’ll be sure to keep you updated on.

It’s a quick modern baby quilt that has a measuring tape ribbon included for clocking an ambitious baby’s growth.  Ann Haley has experience writing quilt instructions for quilting books and magazines and has had several of her own projects published in magazines.

We’ve put together a kit to make this quilt at my Etsy store for $49.75, which includes the pattern, all the fabric for the quilt top and the binding, including the cotton measuring tape ribbon. Optional to get a coordinating Pop Rox fabric for the backing also.

I have included extra photos here to show off Angie Woolman‘ s quilting.  Enjoy!

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

 

"Baby Rox Grow" quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

“Baby Rox Grow” quilt pattern by Ann Haley, quilted by Angie Woolman using Pop Rox fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover fabrics

Duo of Jacquie Gering Workshops

How lucky am I that I got to do two Jacquie Gering workshops in a weekend. VERY, let me tell you!  They were organized by the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild (thank you!) and took place in the Quiltworks space (excellent–nice big design walls) Afterwards this blog went on a bit of a vacation as did I, and then we both decided to take more of the summer off to complete other things, but it’s about time now to get back so here we are.

First off, if you get a chance to take a workshop with Jacquie Gering, please do!  It’s not just working on a project. Her workshops are packed with fantastic techniques and tips and she really works the room helping everyone out with their project, with both technical and aesthetic concerns. And she carries on which charisma and aplomb. There is a reason she’s made such a name for herself. She’s got “it”.

I took both the “Stitch N Flip” and the “Building Bridges” workshops and no, I cannot show you the quilts I did in the workshops…yet.  I promise I will finish them, but you will have to wait. MUCH more interesting though, I have some pics of Jacquie’s block samples and quilts from the workshop to give you a taste.

If she won’t be coming out your way or you can’t wait and you don’t already have it, her and Katie Pedersen‘s book, Quilting Modern, covers a lot of these techniques.  You will laugh in her workshops, and you will chuckle at some of the notes in the book. If you are interested at all in modern quilting, this is an absolute must have.

Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

from Jacquie Gering Stitch N Flip workshop

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip technique by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip technique by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Blind Co-Pilot technique quilt by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip Blocks by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

A little preview of my efforts.  I’ll make something out of it soon I promise!

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Day 2! Building Bridges Workshop.

 Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

A version of her Shattered Quilt by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

The start of my Day 2 quilt…stay tuned…
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The improv Costa Quilt is done!

Well, this one has been in the works for quite a while. Technical difficulties, a sewing machine repair and also a new purchase coupled with interruptions with quilts that needed to be done for market put this wedding present way behind schedule, but happy to have finished it.  Included, and actually a starting point for the quilt, were the groom’s late mother’s fabrics chosen by the bride. I then bought more fabric that would go with the original strips and in the same palette.  Going for a tropical retro bohemian modern vibe. (?!)

A fairly busy improv piece I added solids on both the inside and then larger swatches on the outside, but I didn’t want to trap it inside a conventional border, so made the border also improv and asymmetrical and the quilting also asymmetrical.  Sometimes not sure if it’s all just a hot mess, or my take on a modern crazy quilt, but it was a labor of love and I just consider it a huge gift to be able to do this using my dear friend’s fabrics to make something for her lovelies for their wedding.

So here are some shots of the final product and in progress.

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

strips for the Costa Quilt

strips for the Costa Quilt

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt 

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

Meditation on Peonies

A little break here from fabric, sewing, quilting and the cool creative businesses and people behind them.  Time for…peonies!  Random? Not sure.  All I know is that there are peonies in the stores these days and the light was just hitting the ones we bought in an amazing way yesterday evening, so I took an instagram shot and exclaimed to the Jack-man that he should get his camera.  He’s a sucker for the right lighting and he was all over it, photography being one of his passions.   After he edited them and showed them to me I was just beside myself and I simply have to share. I’m not even going to select a few–you can see them all.

So good morning, good day, good evening, be inspired!

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