Part 2, here we go! Selections of quilts from Quilt 2017, put on by the San Francisco Quilt Guild. Enjoy!
Gwen Marston was the keynote speaker at this year’s QuiltCon West 2016 in Pasadena, and had a special exhibition GWEN MARSTON: Abstract Quilts in Solids. A trailblazer and well-known international teacher, speaker, author, she began quilting in the 70’s using traditional patterns, soon after to design all her own work.
I thoroughly enjoyed her keynote address AND her quilts. Here they are. Enjoy!
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!
Here are my final selections from the exhibits at Quilt Market Houston 2015.
The Plaid Portico is signing off for the holidays. Wish the best to you and yours.
Be back in 2016!
One more installment after this one of selected quilts from the exhibitions at Quilt Market Houston 2015. A wide variety of styles, I find them all either likable, interesting or intriguing.
Well, since we’ve already covered the Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibition at Quilt Market Houston 2015, here we have my picks from the rest of the exhibitions. There will be 2 more posts before we can cover them all, and these quilts span the spectrum. As usual you are subject to my curatorial eye which just means I take photos of ones that interest me for whatever reason.
We’ll backtrack after this to do some coverage of this year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival, as well as highlight some local quilt talent.
Next up we have the complete Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibition as part of the annual exhibitions at Quilt Market and Quilt Festival 2015 in Houston. No explanation needed, so enjoy!
Finally a moment to start to share the quilts from Quilt Market Houston’s exhibition 2015. I have the entire Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibition and selections from a multitude of others, but will start with selections (almost all the them) from Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s wonderful special: Double Wedding Ring Quilts: Here Come the Brides! sponsored by Bridal extravaganza Show.
I imagine these are a few of at least related to the quilts in her book, Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Traditions Made Modern. Enjoy!
Yes, I am back from Quilt Market 2015 with a tons of pics. Most are of the exhibition, but before we get to those, I thought I would show you just a few shots of some of my favorite booths, mostly by some marvelous fabric designers.
In the next few weeks have several quilt exhibitions to cover so stay tuned…
Today we get to meet Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox. An active member of the East Bay Modern Quilters, Terri is also the go to person for those in the know around here for quilting to fit with their modern pieced quilts. And lucky for me, Terri designed an oh-so-cool quilt using Luna Lounge. It’s called Planetarius AND there is a marvelous tutorial. It had a fun time in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2015. Speaking of tutorials, check out Terri’s tutorial for drawstring backpacks.
An initiator of round robin and charity quilts, Terri was also a key coordinator of the show “Amish:The Modern Muse” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Her quilt ‘Flock of Starlings” (below) won first place in the piecing, small, category at QuiltCon 2013, and her quilt “Squared Repeat” is published in the book “Amish Quilts, The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish. Currently doing “52 Weeks of Stitching” on her blog, she shares her sewing projects each week.
So that is a little bit about the humble, but pretty amazing and versatile Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox. Oh, and shhh….word has it she will be teaching in the future, probably with her popular I Spy the Alphabet Quilt–pattern in progress! You know here at The Plaid Portico we like to share the stories about the people we meet along the way, and I just want to say it is just about my favorite thing. Color me inspired.