QuiltCon 2016: Piecing category Part 1 of 2

Now for the piecing category from QuiltCon 2016. Here is part 1, enjoy!

Balancing Act by Stephanie Ruyle

Balancing Act by Stephanie Ruyle

Balancing Act by Stephanie Ruyle

Balancing Act by Stephanie Ruyle

Tesselation 4 by Nydia Kehnle, quilted by Gina Pina

Tesselation 4 by Nydia Kehnle, quilted by Gina Pina

Tesselation 4 by Nydia Kehnle, quilted by Gina Pina

Tesselation 4 by Nydia Kehnle, quilted by Gina Pina

The Hive by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

The Hive by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

The Hive by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

The Hive by Jennifer Carlton-Bailly

Cheatin' Song: Stripes by Rosalind Daniels

Cheatin’ Song: Stripes by Rosalind Daniels

Cheatin' Song: Stripes by Rosalind Daniels

Cheatin’ Song: Stripes by Rosalind Daniels

January by Liz Harvatine

January by Liz Harvatine

January by Liz Harvatine

January by Liz Harvatine

Cat Face! by Megan Callahan

Cat Face! by Megan Callahan

Cat Face! by Megan Callahan

Cat Face! by Megan Callahan

Fall For Me by Libs Elliott

Fall For Me by Libs Elliott

Fall For Me by Libs Elliott

Fall For Me by Libs Elliott

Square Dance by Carol Dennis, quilted by Michelle Kitto

Square Dance by Carol Dennis, quilted by Michelle Kitto

Square Dance by Carol Dennis, quilted by Michelle Kitto

Square Dance by Carol Dennis, quilted by Michelle Kitto

Spiky Molehills by Myrth McDonald

Spiky Molehills by Myrth McDonald

Spiky Molehills by Myrth McDonald

Spiky Molehills by Myrth McDonald

Let's Connect by Christopher Thompson

Let’s Connect by Christopher Thompson

Let's Connect by Christopher Thompson

Let’s Connect by Christopher Thompson

Jungle Abstractions: The Lion by Violet Craft

Jungle Abstractions: The Lion by Violet Craft

Jungle Abstractions: The Lion by Violet Craft

Jungle Abstractions: The Lion by Violet Craft

Shattered and Mended by Lindsey Sanders

Shattered and Mended by Lindsey Sanders

Shattered and Mended by Lindsey Sanders

Shattered and Mended by Lindsey Sanders

Summer Sunset by Heather Black

Summer Sunset by Heather Black

Summer Sunset by Heather Black

Summer Sunset by Heather Black

Pixels by Ashley Nickels

Pixels by Ashley Nickels

Pixels by Ashley Nickels

Pixels by Ashley Nickels

Piece 12 by Lissa Alexander, quilted by Maggi Honeyman

Piece 12 by Lissa Alexander, quilted by Maggi Honeyman

Piece 12 by Lissa Alexander, quilted by Maggi Honeyman

Piece 12 by Lissa Alexander, quilted by Maggi Honeyman

Trimmings 2015 - The Cog by Amy Gunson

Trimmings 2015 – The Cog by Amy Gunson

Trimmings 2015 - The Cog by Amy Gunson

Trimmings 2015 – The Cog by Amy Gunson

Triangle Transparency by Yvonne Fuchs

Triangle Transparency by Yvonne Fuchs

Triangle Transparency by Yvonne Fuchs

Triangle Transparency by Yvonne Fuchs

Wings by Amy Friend

Wings by Amy Friend

Wings by Amy Friend

Wings by Amy Friend

Jungle Abstractions: The Giraffe by Violet Craft, pieced by Jaime Young

Jungle Abstractions: The Giraffe by Violet Craft, pieced by Jaime Young

Jungle Abstractions: The Giraffe by Violet Craft, pieced by Jaime Young

Jungle Abstractions: The Giraffe by Violet Craft, pieced by Jaime Young

QuiltCon 2016: Improvisation Part 2 of 2

Busy week but finally here is part 2 of the Improvisation category from the QuiltCon 2016 exhibitions put on by The Modern Quilt Guild, this year in Pasadena, next in Savannah!

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

I've Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I’ve Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I've Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I’ve Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

QuiltCon 2016: Improvisation, Part 1 of 2

Now we have the first installment of the Improvisation category from the exhibitions at QuiltCon 2016. In Pasadena this year, QuiltCon is put on by The Modern Quilt Guild. Though there is a large curated and juried exhibition, Quiltcon is also a conference with classes and workshops, lectures and events. Everything is great, but for me, the quilts are the highlight. Enjoy!

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Score for Floating Squares - After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares – After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares - After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares – After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O'Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O’Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O'Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O’Malley

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Score for Showing Up - Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up – Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up - Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up – Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

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

"Thoroughly Mondrian Millie" by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

“Thoroughly Mondrian Millie” by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

"Thoroughly Mondrian Millie" by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

“Thoroughly Mondrian Millie” by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

QuiltCon 2016: Use of Negative Space

Now we have the quilts from QuiltCon 2016 Use of Negative Space category.  Some of my favorite quilts from the show were in this category…of course then there is the improvisational category.  We’ll cover that next.  Enjoy!

The Color of Squares by Juli Smith

The Color of Squares by Juli Smith

The Color of Squares by Juli Smith

The Color of Squares by Juli Smith

Modern Fans by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Modern Fans by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Modern Fans by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Modern Fans by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Falling by Kathy York

Falling by Kathy York

Falling by Kathy York

Falling by Kathy York

Activating Space Medallion by Jacquie Gering

Activating Space Medallion by Jacquie Gering

Activating Space Medallion by Jacquie Gering

Activating Space Medallion by Jacquie Gering

A Path in the Clouds by Dawn Golstab

A Path in the Clouds by Dawn Golstab

A Path in the Clouds by Dawn Golstab

A Path in the Clouds by Dawn Golstab

Bias 4 by Alissa Haight Carlton

Bias 4 by Alissa Haight Carlton

Bias 4 by Alissa Haight Carlton

Bias 4 by Alissa Haight Carlton

Bullseye by Vicki Ruebel

Bullseye by Vicki Ruebel

Bullseye by Vicki Ruebel

Bullseye by Vicki Ruebel

Diamonds in the Rough by Tina Guthmann

Diamonds in the Rough by Tina Guthmann

Diamonds in the Rough by Tina Guthmann

Diamonds in the Rough by Tina Guthmann

Color Study (Triangles) by Erika Mulvenna

Color Study (Triangles) by Erika Mulvenna

Color Study (Triangles) by Erika Mulvenna

Color Study (Triangles) by Erika Mulvenna

Changing Hexies by Heather Black

Changing Hexies by Heather Black

Changing Hexies by Heather Black

Changing Hexies by Heather Black

Catching Up by Kathryn Simel, quilted by Stacey Bendure

Catching Up by Kathryn Simel, quilted by Stacey Bendure

Catching Up by Kathryn Simel, quilted by Stacey Bendure

Catching Up by Kathryn Simel, quilted by Stacey Bendure

Color Bars by Melody Baker

Color Bars by Melody Baker

Color Bars by Melody Baker

Color Bars by Melody Baker

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Dowie by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Dowie by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Dowie by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Dowie by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Drip by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Drip by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Drip by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Drip by Suzy Williams, quilted by Quantum Quilts

Echoes by Leanne Chahley

Echoes by Leanne Chahley

Echoes by Leanne Chahley

Echoes by Leanne Chahley

Fraction by Louise Orth

Fraction by Louise Orth

Fraction by Louise Orth

Fraction by Louise Orth

Find Joy by Nicole Maroon

Find Joy by Nicole Maroon

Find Joy by Nicole Maroon

Find Joy by Nicole Maroon

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades by Rebecca Burnett

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades by Rebecca Burnett

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades by Rebecca Burnett

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades by Rebecca Burnett

Modern Glacier by Pamela Gavin, quilted by Darla Hennessee Hall

Modern Glacier by Pamela Gavin, quilted by Darla Hennessee Hall

Modern Glacier by Pamela Gavin, quilted by Darla Hennessee Hall

Modern Glacier by Pamela Gavin, quilted by Darla Hennessee Hall

Orange Ripple by Kari Anderson

Orange Ripple by Kari Anderson

Orange Ripple by Kari Anderson

Orange Ripple by Kari Anderson

Paper Cranes by Sylvia Schaefer

Paper Cranes by Sylvia Schaefer

Paper Cranes by Sylvia Schaefer

Paper Cranes by Sylvia Schaefer

Reflection by Nancy Purvis, quilted by Mary Gregory

Reflection by Nancy Purvis, quilted by Mary Gregory

Reflection by Nancy Purvis, quilted by Mary Gregory

Reflection by Nancy Purvis, quilted by Mary Gregory

Red Hot by Shawna Doering

Red Hot by Shawna Doering

Red Hot by Shawna Doering

Red Hot by Shawna Doering

Skylight View by Jennifer Rossotti

Skylight View by Jennifer Rossotti

Skylight View by Jennifer Rossotti

Skylight View by Jennifer Rossotti

Young Prince (Charming) by Stacie Dolin

Young Prince (Charming) by Stacie Dolin

Young Prince (Charming) by Stacie Dolin

Young Prince (Charming) by Stacie Dolin

Under Currents by Patty Sloniger, quilted by Pam Biswas

Under Currents by Patty Sloniger, quilted by Pam Biswas

Under Currents by Patty Sloniger, quilted by Pam Biswas

Under Currents by Patty Sloniger, quilted by Pam Biswas

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts by Cassandra Beaver

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts by Cassandra Beaver

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts by Cassandra Beaver

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts by Cassandra Beaver

Uncommom Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommom Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommom Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommom Time by Claudia Gomez

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

Sunset on the Bay by Juli Smith

Sunset on the Bay by Juli Smith

Sunset on the Bay by Juli Smith

Sunset on the Bay by Juli Smith

Retroreflective by Stephanie Ruyle

Retroreflective by Stephanie Ruyle

Retroreflective by Stephanie Ruyle

Retroreflective by Stephanie Ruyle

QuiltCon 2016: Modern Traditionalism Part 2

Here is the second installment of the Modern Traditionalism category of QuiltCon 2016 exhibition.  Next up after this is the Negative Space category. Enjoy!

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

 

 

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

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

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

Final Selections from PIQF

Here are the rest of the PIQF quilts. Some great ones in this batch!

Off to QuiltCon now so will have coverage of the quilts in the exhibitions there for the next month or so. Stay tuned!

Sorta Sonia by Cathy Miranker

Sorta Sonia by Cathy Miranker

Sorta Sonia by Cathy Miranker

Sorta Sonia by Cathy Miranker

Off the Floor #1 by Gael O'Donnell

Off the Floor #1 by Gael O’Donnell

Off the Floor #1 by Gael O'Donnell

Off the Floor #1 by Gael O’Donnell

Hypnotic Eye by Melissa Dunworth

Hypnotic Eye by Melissa Dunworth

Hypnotic Eye by Melissa Dunworth

Hypnotic Eye by Melissa Dunworth

Circle the Wagons by Gael O' Donnell

Circle the Wagons by Gael O’ Donnell

Circle the Wagons by Gael O' Donnell

Circle the Wagons by Gael O’ Donnell

Churn Dash 2: Complementary by Martha Peterson

Churn Dash 2: Complementary by Martha Peterson

Churn Dash 2: Complementary by Martha Peterson

Churn Dash 2: Complementary by Martha Peterson

#4001 Mod Pods by Allyson Allen

#4001 Mod Pods by Allyson Allen

#4001 Mod Pods by Allyson Allen

#4001 Mod Pods by Allyson Allen

A Koru Fan by Juliet Fitness

A Koru Fan by Juliet Fitness

A Koru Fan by Juliet Fitness

A Koru Fan by Juliet Fitness

A Town of Twilight by Atsuko Matsubara

A Town of Twilight by Atsuko Matsubara

A Town of Twilight by Atsuko Matsubara

A Town of Twilight by Atsuko Matsubara

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Diana Roberts

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Diana Roberts

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Diana Roberts

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Diana Roberts

Crazy Time (The Clocks Quilt) by Alethea Ballard

Crazy Time (The Clocks Quilt) by Alethea Ballard

Crazy Time (The Clocks Quilt) by Alethea Ballard

Crazy Time (The Clocks Quilt) by Alethea Ballard

The Doors by Geneva Foote Carroll

The Doors by Geneva Foote Carroll

The Doors by Geneva Foote Carroll

The Doors by Geneva Foote Carroll

Bifrost Bridges by Linzi Upton

Bifrost Bridges by Linzi Upton

Bifrost Bridges by Linzi Upton

Bifrost Bridges by Linzi Upton

Autumn is Here by Nery Sharir

Autumn is Here by Nery Sharir

Autumn is Here by Nery Sharir

Autumn is Here by Nery Sharir

Bonfire by Bernadette Mayr

Bonfire by Bernadette Mayr

Bonfire by Bernadette Mayr

Bonfire by Bernadette Mayr

Computerized by Pamela Christner

Computerized by Pamela Christner

Computerized by Pamela Christner

Computerized by Pamela Christner

Deco by Lee Vause

Deco by Lee Vause

Deco by Lee Vause

Deco by Lee Vause

Fifties Fusion by Robyn Croft

Fifties Fusion by Robyn Croft

Fifties Fusion by Robyn Croft

Fifties Fusion by Robyn Croft

Fire and Ice by Elma van Heerden

Fire and Ice by Elma van Heerden

Fire and Ice by Elma van Heerden

Fire and Ice by Elma van Heerden

Friendship Networks by Ines Heil

Friendship Networks by Ines Heil

Friendship Networks by Ines Heil

Friendship Networks by Ines Heil

Geometric Transparency by Cheryl Isbell

Geometric Transparency by Cheryl Isbell

Geometric Transparency by Cheryl Isbell

Geometric Transparency by Cheryl Isbell

Gradation by Kathleen Burford

Gradation by Kathleen Burford

Gradation by Kathleen Burford

Gradation by Kathleen Burford

Greens in My Garden by Joan Dyer

Greens in My Garden by Joan Dyer

Greens in My Garden by Joan Dyer

Greens in My Garden by Joan Dyer

Linen Crossings by Irelle Beatie

Linen Crossings by Irelle Beatie

Linen Crossings by Irelle Beatie

Linen Crossings by Irelle Beatie

Mechanical Engineering 101 by Mari Soshi

Mechanical Engineering 101 by Mari Soshi

Mechanical Engineering 101 by Mari Soshi

Mechanical Engineering 101 by Mari Soshi

Minton by Juliet Briant

Minton by Juliet Briant

Minton by Juliet Briant

Minton by Juliet Briant

My Barcelona by Gail Solomon

My Barcelona by Gail Solomon

My Barcelona by Gail Solomon

My Barcelona by Gail Solomon

Occasional 6 by Frauke Schramm

Occasional 6 by Frauke Schramm

Occasional 6 by Frauke Schramm

Occasional 6 by Frauke Schramm

Orange Is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange Is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange Is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange Is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Parisian Garden by Annette Morgan

Parisian Garden by Annette Morgan

Parisian Garden by Annette Morgan

Parisian Garden by Annette Morgan

Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Pro und Kontra by Martina Hilgert-Vervoort

Pushing the Envelope by Ruthi Eldar

Pushing the Envelope by Ruthi Eldar

Pushing the Envelope by Ruthi Eldar

Pushing the Envelope by Ruthi Eldar

Radiance I by Susan Garrity

Radiance I by Susan Garrity

Radiance I by Susan Garrity

Radiance I by Susan Garrity

Redwood Cathedral by Lyra Bobo

Redwood Cathedral by Lyra Bobo

Redwood Cathedral by Lyra Bobo

Redwood Cathedral by Lyra Bobo

RT15: Lircles by Susan Garrity

RT15: Lircles by Susan Garrity

RT15: Lircles by Susan Garrity

RT15: Lircles by Susan Garrity