QuiltCon 2016: Awards

Well, in winding up the coverage of the Quiltcon West 2016 exhibitions, here we have some of the award-winning quilts. The charity quilts are all that is left, but I am going to leave that for a bit so we can cover some other exhibitions and spotlight some quilters.

First up after this will be coverage of the fifth annual Stitch Modern put on by the East Bay Modern Quilters.

But enjoy these acclaimed quilts first!

BEST IN SHOW (Sponsored by Northcott): my brother’s jeans by Melissa Averinos 

“The denim in this quilt is from my brother Michael’s work jeans, which I rescued from the dumpster after his suicide in 2009. I improvisational pieced the crosses, which resemble a variation on the traditional nine patch. The pale ground includes subtle gold and white crosses. Grid quilting creates echoes of the cross motif, as well as references my brother’s work as a tile installer.  I tucked vintage gold ribbon behind some of the tears in the denim. This quilt was a joy to work on, as I love worn materials and find beauty in forgotten and discarded things.”

my brother's jeans by Melissa Averinos

my brother’s jeans by Melissa Averinos

my brother's jeans by Melissa Averinos

my brother’s jeans by Melissa Averinos

FREESPIRIT QUILTING EXCELLENCE, sponsored by Free Spirit

The Other Side by Carson Converse

“I was thinking  lot about why we work so hard to get “somewhere” while making this quilt.  Life can feel like an uphill battle, yet we don’t always pause to think about what is on the other side. Is it worth the climb? I must have been optimistic at the time because a steep climb leads to a gentle slope with increased visual interest and hand-painted fabric. The children’s song “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” was stuck in my head for weeks as I worked on this quilt.”

The Other Side by Carson Converse

The Other Side by Carson Converse

The Other Side by Carson Converse

The Other Side by Carson Converse

 

BEST MACHINE QUILTING, frameless, needle moves,
sponsored by APQS-American Professional Quilting Systems

No Value Does Not Equal Free by Molli Sparkles, quilted by Jane Davidson with design direction by Molli Sparkles

Design Source: “The scrappy, Trip Around the World quilt block tutorial comes from Bonnie Hunter at http://www.quiltville.com. The intellectual concept is of my own design.”

“I specifically made this scrappy Trip Around the World quilt to track the entire cost of making a quilt in Australia. When I published my findings at MolliSparkles.com suggesting $2252.40 USD, it set the blogosphere on fire. The corresponding posts have generated nearly 50,000 page views, and are often widely linked when discussing the cost of quilting.  The quilt has become one of my favorites because of how it has changed my blog readership, has made me think about the intellectual responsibility of quilting, and has given others a foundation to find and value their self-worth.”

No Value Does Not equal Free by Molli Sparkles, quilted by Jane Davidson

No Value Does Not equal Free by Molli Sparkles, quilted by Jane Davidson

No Value Does Not equal Free by Molli Sparkles, quilted by Jane Davidson

No Value Does Not equal Free by Molli Sparkles, quilted by Jane Davidson

 

BEST MACHINE QUILTING, frameless, needle stationary
Sponsored by Baby Lock

ABQMQG by Renee Hoffman
Quilted by Renee Hoffman, Pieced by Lois Warwick, Logo designed by Bob Lowe, appliqué by Sally Williams and Laurie Moodie

“This quilt is based off of the new Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild logo.  The quilting is inspired by things associated with Albuquerque, New Mexico: abundant sunshine, the international Balloon Fiesta, the Sandia mountains, the Sandia Peak Tramway (it is the longest tramway in North America and has the third largest span in the world). Hidden in the quilting are 10 tiny snails, see if you can find them all!

ABQMQG by Renee Hoffman, Lois Warwick, Bob Lowe, Sally Williams, Laurie Moodie

ABQMQG by Renee Hoffman, Lois Warwick, Bob Lowe, Sally Williams, Laurie Moodie

ABQMQG by Renee Hoffman, Lois Warwick, Bob Lowe, Sally Williams, Laurie Moodie

ABQMQG by Renee Hoffman, Lois Warwick, Bob Lowe, Sally Williams, Laurie Moodie

 

This may look familiar! This was the QuiltCon West 2016 Giveaway quilt, and was used in many of the promotional materials for QuiltCon West 2016.

Eidos, designed by Agatha June of Austin, Texas, pieced by Elizabeth Dackson of Tampa, Florida, quilted by Gina Pina of Austin, Texas. The pattern is available HERE.

Eidos, designed by Agatha June of Austin, Texas, Pieced by Elizabeth Dackson of Tampa, Florida, quilted by Gina Pina of Austin, Texas.

Eidos, designed by Agatha June of Austin, Texas, Pieced by Elizabeth Dackson of Tampa, Florida, quilted by Gina Pina of Austin, Texas.

Eidos, designed by Agatha June of Austin, Texas, Pieced by Elizabeth Dackson of Tampa, Florida, quilted by Gina Pina of Austin, Texas.

Eidos, designed by Agatha June of Austin, Texas, Pieced by Elizabeth Dackson of Tampa, Florida, quilted by Gina Pina of Austin, Texas.

QuiltCon 2016: Molly Upton

The Quilts of Molly Upton, a special exhibition sponsored by Bloc-loc at QuiltCon West 2016 in Pasadena, was a bit of a showstopper. All the quilts were done in the 1974-1976 timeframe, before Molly died in 1977 at age 23. A watercolorist, sculptor and quilt artist, her quilts were shown in the first major museum exhibition of non-traditional quilts, The New American Quilt at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design in 1976.

“Molly Upton (1953-1977) was a pioneer in the nascent art quilt movement of the 1970′.While others around her were making traditional quilts of the few available calicos, Molly found a way to paint with the many other fabrics available to her -velvets, silks, corduroy, and polyester blends.

Molly Upton’s quilts range from huge to tiny, but all exhibit a mastery of color, rhythm, and composition. Molly left this planet at the age of 23, leaving us a legacy of many quilts, most of them exhibited here”.

A legacy it is.

Summer Pine, 1974, by Molly Upton

Summer Pine, 1974, by Molly Upton

Summer Pine, 1974, by Molly Upton

Summer Pine, 1974, by Molly Upton

Blades 1974 by Molly Upton

Blades 1974 by Molly Upton

Blades 1974 by Molly Upton

Blades 1974 by Molly Upton

Construction, 1975, by Molly Upton

Construction, 1975, by Molly Upton

Construction, 1975, by Molly Upton

Construction, 1975, by Molly Upton

Symbol-Self Portrait Without a Mirror, 1975, by Molly Upton

Symbol-Self Portrait Without a Mirror, 1975, by Molly Upton

Symbol-Self Portrait Without a Mirror, 1975, by Molly Upton

Symbol-Self Portrait Without a Mirror, 1975, by Molly Upton

The Overcoat, 1976, by Molly Upton

The Overcoat, 1976, by Molly Upton

The Overcoat, 1976, by Molly Upton

The Overcoat, 1976, by Molly Upton

Watchtower, 1975, by Molly Upton

Watchtower, 1975, by Molly Upton

Watchtower, 1975, by Molly Upton

Watchtower, 1975, by Molly Upton

Pine Winter, 1974, by Molly Upton

Pine Winter, 1974, by Molly Upton

Pine Winter, 1974, by Molly Upton

Pine Winter, 1974, by Molly Upton

Trip Around the Block, 1965, by Molly Upton

Trip Around the Block, 1965, by Molly Upton

Trip Around the Block, 1965, by Molly Upton

Trip Around the Block, 1965, by Molly Upton

Nocturn Regalis, 1974, by Molly Upton

Nocturn Regalis, 1974, by Molly Upton

Nocturn Regalis, 1974, by Molly Upton

Nocturn Regalis, 1974, by Molly Upton

Greek 1974 by Molly Upton

Greek 1974 by Molly Upton

Greek 1974 by Molly Upton

Greek 1974 by Molly Upton

Fanfare 1975 by Molly Upton

Fanfare 1975 by Molly Upton

Fanfare 1975 by Molly Upton

Fanfare 1975 by Molly Upton

Bordering on Humor, 1974, by Molly Upton

Bordering on Humor, 1974, by Molly Upton

Bordering on Humor, 1974, by Molly Upton

Bordering on Humor, 1974, by Molly Upton

QuiltCon 2016: Gwen Marston

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!

Wedges and Slivers by Gwen Marston

Wedges and Slivers by Gwen Marston

Wedges and Slivers by Gwen Marston

Wedges and Slivers by Gwen Marston

Mexican Hat Dance by Gwen Marston

Mexican Hat Dance by Gwen Marston

Mexican Hat Dance by Gwen Marston

Mexican Hat Dance by Gwen Marston

Strippy II by Gwen Marston

Strippy II by Gwen Marston

Strippy II by Gwen Marston

Strippy II by Gwen Marston

Red Square VI by Gwen Marston

Red Square VI by Gwen Marston

Red Square VI by Gwen Marston

Red Square VI by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Brown Border by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Brown Border by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Brown Border by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Brown Border by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Red Square III by Gwen Marston

Medallion with Three Triangles by Gwen Marston

Medallion with Three Triangles by Gwen Marston

Medallion with Three Triangles by Gwen Marston

Medallion with Three Triangles by Gwen Marston

Medallion by Gwen Marston

Medallion by Gwen Marston

Medallion by Gwen Marston

Medallion by Gwen Marston

Liberated Triangles with Bars by Gwen Marston

Liberated Triangles with Bars by Gwen Marston

Liberated Triangles with Bars by Gwen Marston

Liberated Triangles with Bars by Gwen Marston

Liberated Square within a Square by Gwen Marston

Liberated Square within a Square by Gwen Marston

Liberated Square within a Square by Gwen Marston

Liberated Square within a Square by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Applique Borders by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Applique Borders by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Applique Borders by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin with Applique Borders by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin Medallion by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin Medallion by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin Medallion by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin Medallion by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin in Neutrals, Blacks and Reds by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin in Neutrals, Blacks and Reds by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin in Neutrals, Blacks and Reds by Gwen Marston

Liberated Log Cabin in Neutrals, Blacks and Reds by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country III by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country III by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country III by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country III by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country II by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country II by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country II by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country II by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country by Gwen Marston

High Desert Country by Gwen Marston

Framed Red Squares II by Gwen Marston

Framed Red Squares II by Gwen Marston

Framed Red Squares II by Gwen Marston

Framed Red Squares II by Gwen Marston

Cut-Out Corners with Square Within a Square Border by Gwen Marston

Cut-Out Corners with Square Within a Square Border by Gwen Marston

Cut-Out Corners with Square Within a Square Border by Gwen Marston

Cut-Out Corners with Square Within a Square Border by Gwen Marston

Checkboard Medallion with Sawtooth Border by Gwen Marston

Checkboard Medallion with Sawtooth Border by Gwen Marston

Checkboard Medallion with Sawtooth Border by Gwen Marston

Checkboard Medallion with Sawtooth Border by Gwen Marston

Broken Dishes by Gwen Marston

Broken Dishes by Gwen Marston

Broken Dishes by Gwen Marston

Broken Dishes by Gwen Marston

 

QuiltCon 2016: Group or Bee Quilts

While we continue to cover the exhibitions from QuiltCon West that was in Pasadena, California in February of this year, we know QuiltCon East will be in Savannah, Georgia in 2017, AND we now know QuiltCon West will once again be in Pasadena  in 2018. February 22-25, 2018 to be exact. Mark your calendars!

Here we have the Group or Bee quilts from QuiltCon West 2016 put on by The Modern Quilt Guild. Some beauties!

Pathways by Janet Schoenfeld and the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild

Pathways by Janet Schoenfeld and the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild

Pathways by Janet Schoenfeld and the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild

Pathways by Janet Schoenfeld and the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild

Layered Conversations by Amanda Leins, Sue Bishop, quilted by Penny Barnes

Layered Conversations by Amanda Leins, Sue Bishop, quilted by Penny Barnes

Layered Conversations by Amanda Leins, Sue Bishop, quilted by Penny Barnes

Layered Conversations by Amanda Leins, Sue Bishop, quilted by Penny Barnes

The Modern Strip Quilt by Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

The Modern Strip Quilt by Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

The Modern Strip Quilt by Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

The Modern Strip Quilt by Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

Twisted Sisters Quilt by Stephanie Ruyle and the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild

Twisted Sisters Quilt by Stephanie Ruyle and the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild

Twisted Sisters Quilt by Stephanie Ruyle and the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild

Twisted Sisters Quilt by Stephanie Ruyle and the Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild

Piece Offering by Dionne Matthies-Buban and members of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

Piece Offering by Dionne Matthies-Buban and members of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

Piece Offering by Dionne Matthies-Buban and members of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

Piece Offering by Dionne Matthies-Buban and members of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

Mod Mood by Debbie Jeske with and in conjunction with Bee Sewcial

Mod Mood by Debbie Jeske with and in conjunction with Bee Sewcial

Mod Mood by Debbie Jeske with and in conjunction with Bee Sewcial

Mod Mood by Debbie Jeske with and in conjunction with Bee Sewcial

Enthusiasm by Rossie Hutchinson, pieced by Jenna Brand, Lynn Harris, Emily Schildhouse, Dorie Schwartz, quilted by Lynn Harris

Enthusiasm by Rossie Hutchinson, pieced by Jenna Brand, Lynn Harris, Emily Schildhouse, Dorie Schwartz, quilted by Lynn Harris

Enthusiasm by Rossie Hutchinson, pieced by Jenna Brand, Lynn Harris, Emily Schildhouse, Dorie Schwartz, quilted by Lynn Harris

Enthusiasm by Rossie Hutchinson, pieced by Jenna Brand, Lynn Harris, Emily Schildhouse, Dorie Schwartz, quilted by Lynn Harris

Little Tents by Daisy Aschehoug and the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild

Little Tents by Daisy Aschehoug and the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild

Little Tents by Daisy Aschehoug and the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild

Little Tents by Daisy Aschehoug and the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild

Group Self Portrait by Gina Pina and the Austin Modern Quilt Guild

Group Self Portrait by Gina Pina and the Austin Modern Quilt Guild

Group Self Portrait by Gina Pina and the Austin Modern Quilt Guild

Group Self Portrait by Gina Pina and the Austin Modern Quilt Guild

I Love Sewing by Neva Asinari and the Central New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

I Love Sewing by Neva Asinari and the Central New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

I Love Sewing by Neva Asinari and the Central New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

I Love Sewing by Neva Asinari and the Central New Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

Emerging Illusion by Allison Dutton and members of the Emerge Circle of Do. Good Stitches

Emerging Illusion by Allison Dutton and members of the Emerge Circle of Do. Good Stitches

Emerging Illusion by Allison Dutton and members of the Emerge Circle of Do. Good Stitches

Emerging Illusion by Allison Dutton and members of the Emerge Circle of Do. Good Stitches

Mistwraith by Rossie Hutchinson and the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

Mistwraith by Rossie Hutchinson and the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

Mistwraith by Rossie Hutchinson and the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

Mistwraith by Rossie Hutchinson and the Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

QuiltCon 2106: Small Quilts category

The QuiltCon small quilts category includes quilts that are less than 36″ per side.  The quilt can be any shape and the challenge is open to individuals or groups. Here they are!

Scrap Coins by Heather Kinion

Scrap Coins by Heather Kinion

Sinuous by Valerie Shields, block by Karen Cunagin

Sinuous by Valerie Shields, block by Karen Cunagin

Sweet Lean To by Chawne Kimber

Sweet Lean To by Chawne Kimber

Don't Look Back by Hillary Goodwin

Don’t Look Back by Hillary Goodwin

Desert by Mary Menzer

Desert by Mary Menzer

Eclipse by Terry Aske

Eclipse by Terry Aske

Transcendence by Anne Sullivan

Transcendence by Anne Sullivan

Almost Purr-fect by Kathleen Robertson

Almost Purr-fect by Kathleen Robertson

Neolithic by Jessica Levitt

Neolithic by Jessica Levitt

Bzzzzzz by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Bzzzzzz by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Facets by Matt Macomber

Facets by Matt Macomber

First Position by Melanie Tuazon

First Position by Melanie Tuazon

Glade by Carolyn Friedlander

Glade by Carolyn Friedlander

Glyph #1 by Carson Converse

Glyph #1 by Carson Converse

Modern Improv Sampler by Kristin Shields

Modern Improv Sampler by Kristin Shields

Lines Lost and Found by Jennifer Ross

Lines Lost and Found by Jennifer Ross

Lazy Gal by Tara Faughnan

Lazy Gal by Tara Faughnan

Hot Spot by Krista Fleckenstein

Hot Spot by Krista Fleckenstein

Homage to Malevich by Sheri Schumacher

Homage to Malevich by Sheri Schumacher

Holyoke 1938 by Timna Tarr

Holyoke 1938 by Timna Tarr

Partly Cloudy by Laura Bennett

Partly Cloudy by Laura Bennett

Phyllo by Scott Griffin

Phyllo by Scott Griffin

Positively Transparent by Paige Alexander

Positively Transparent by Paige Alexander

Sprinkles by Abigail Fuller

Sprinkles by Abigail Fuller

Stacked by Nicole Neblett

Stacked by Nicole Neblett

Steeped in Tradition by Debbie Jeske

Steeped in Tradition by Debbie Jeske

Stone + Bloom by Kelsey Boes

Stone + Bloom by Kelsey Boes

Summer Spin by Rebecca Bell

Summer Spin by Rebecca Bell

The Five by Krista Hennebury

The Five by Krista Hennebury

The Great Recession by Hillary Goodwin

The Great Recession by Hillary Goodwin

The Loops by Magdalena Langa

The Loops by Magdalena Langa

Untitled - Ash Series by Lavialle Campbell

Untitled – Ash Series by Lavialle Campbell

Untitled by Christopher Thompson

Untitled by Christopher Thompson

Urban Suburban by Tracy Baird, design source Roberta by Chawne Kimber

Urban Suburban by Tracy Baird, design source Roberta by Chawne Kimber

Winged by Krista Fleckenstein

Winged by Krista Fleckenstein

Winter Tree by Trish Walstad

Winter Tree by Trish Walstad

Quarter Round by Krista Hennebury

Quarter Round by Krista Hennebury

Blood of my Blood by Charlotte Newland

Blood of my Blood by Charlotte Newland

Communication by Janet Schoenfeld

Communication by Janet Schoenfeld

The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

Milky Way by Jen Sorenson

Milky Way by Jen Sorenson

QuiltCon 2016: Michael Miller fabric challenge

With the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, quilts needed to use one to twelve of the fabrics from their Glitz collection in white, black, silver or gold. Michael Miller solids also are included. A fun round of sparkly quilts from QuiltCon 2016!

Another Time, Another Place by Natalie McCrory, quilted by Sonja Koch of SoSews Quilts

Another Time, Another Place by Natalie McCrory, quilted by Sonja Koch of SoSews Quilts

Another Time, Another Place by Natalie McCrory, quilted by Sonja Koch of SoSews Quilts

Another Time, Another Place by Natalie McCrory, quilted by Sonja Koch of SoSews Quilts

The Big Swirl by Betsy Vinegard

The Big Swirl by Betsy Vinegard

The Big Swirl by Betsy Vinegard

The Big Swirl by Betsy Vinegard

Party Day and Night by Anna Koelewyn

Party Day and Night by Anna Koelewyn

Party Day and Night by Anna Koelewyn

Party Day and Night by Anna Koelewyn

Molecular by Jess Frost

Molecular by Jess Frost

Molecular by Jess Frost

Molecular by Jess Frost

Bling on the Bias by Terry Aske

Bling on the Bias by Terry Aske

Bling on the Bias by Terry Aske

Bling on the Bias by Terry Aske

Intertwined Lives by Lynn Kline

Intertwined Lives by Lynn Kline

Intertwined Lives by Lynn Kline

Intertwined Lives by Lynn Kline

Golden by Sherri Lipman McCauley

Golden by Sherri Lipman McCauley

Golden by Sherri Lipman McCauley

Golden by Sherri Lipman McCauley

Puttin' On the glitz by Gina Boyd

Puttin’ On the glitz by Gina Boyd

Puttin' On the glitz by Gina Boyd

Puttin’ On the glitz by Gina Boyd

Punk Rock Glitz Quilt by Melissa Draper, quilted by Gina Boyd

Punk Rock Glitz Quilt by Melissa Draper, quilted by Gina Boyd

Punk Rock Glitz Quilt by Melissa Draper, quilted by Gina Boyd

Punk Rock Glitz Quilt by Melissa Draper, quilted by Gina Boyd

Vortex by Beth Shutty

Vortex by Beth Shutty

Vortex by Beth Shutty

Vortex by Beth Shutty

Twizzle Glitz by Heidi Grohs

Twizzle Glitz by Heidi Grohs

Twizzle Glitz by Heidi Grohs

Twizzle Glitz by Heidi Grohs

Under pressure by Alissa Lapinsky

Under pressure by Alissa Lapinsky

Under pressure by Alissa Lapinsky

Under pressure by Alissa Lapinsky

The Stars Dream of Snow by Kari Anderson

The Stars Dream of Snow by Kari Anderson

The Stars Dream of Snow by Kari Anderson

The Stars Dream of Snow by Kari Anderson

Putting on the Glitz by Tami Levin

Putting on the Glitz by Tami Levin

Putting on the Glitz by Tami Levin

Putting on the Glitz by Tami Levin

Pineapple Glitz by Susan Slusser Clay

Pineapple Glitz by Susan Slusser Clay

Pineapple Glitz by Susan Slusser Clay

Pineapple Glitz by Susan Slusser Clay

Offset Circle Study by Kaye Simard

Offset Circle Study by Kaye Simard

Offset Circle Study by Kaye Simard

Offset Circle Study by Kaye Simard

Net Positive by Meghan Gordon

Net Positive by Meghan Gordon

Net Positive by Meghan Gordon

Net Positive by Meghan Gordon

November Nights by Giedra Bowser

November Nights by Giedra Bowser

November Nights by Giedra Bowser

November Nights by Giedra Bowser

Navy Pier Summer by Maria Villar

Navy Pier Summer by Maria Villar

Navy Pier Summer by Maria Villar

Navy Pier Summer by Maria Villar

Luna by Shannon Logan

Luna by Shannon Logan

Luna by Shannon Logan

Luna by Shannon Logan

Mount Monadnock by Debra Jalbert

Mount Monadnock by Debra Jalbert

Mount Monadnock by Debra Jalbert

Mount Monadnock by Debra Jalbert

Lots o'Dots by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Lots o’Dots by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Lots o'Dots by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Lots o’Dots by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Little Blue Dress by Jenny Rachwalski

Little Blue Dress by Jenny Rachwalski

Little Blue Dress by Jenny Rachwalski

Little Blue Dress by Jenny Rachwalski

Linked In by Julie Anderson

Linked In by Julie Anderson

Linked In by Julie Anderson

Linked In by Julie Anderson

Celebrating I Do! by Pamela Gavin

Celebrating I Do! by Pamela Gavin

Celebrating I Do! by Pamela Gavin

Celebrating I Do! by Pamela Gavin

Fragmented Circle by Elizabeth Timmons

Fragmented Circle by Elizabeth Timmons

Fragmented Circle by Elizabeth Timmons

Fragmented Circle by Elizabeth Timmons

Every Which Way by Jen Sorenson

Every Which Way by Jen Sorenson

Every Which Way by Jen Sorenson

Every Which Way by Jen Sorenson

Barcelona by Paige Alexander

Barcelona by Paige Alexander

Barcelona by Paige Alexander

Barcelona by Paige Alexander

"Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner" by Janet Hoeltzel

“Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner” by Janet Hoeltzel

"Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner" by Janet Hoeltzel

“Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner” by Janet Hoeltzel

"Moonlit" Sticks and Stones by Deborah Ross

“Moonlit” Sticks and Stones by Deborah Ross

"Moonlit" Sticks and Stones by Deborah Ross

“Moonlit” Sticks and Stones by Deborah Ross

Better Together by Laura West Kong

Better Together by Laura West Kong

Better Together by Laura West Kong

Better Together by Laura West Kong

Free Geese by Shannon Storms and Linda Sinclair, quilted by Jessica Fitzhugh

Free Geese by Shannon Storms and Linda Sinclair, quilted by Jessica Fitzhugh

Free Geese by Shannon Storms and Linda Sinclair, quilted by Jessica Fitzhugh

Free Geese by Shannon Storms and Linda Sinclair, quilted by Jessica Fitzhugh

QuiltCon 2016: Triangle challenge

Here are the quilts from QuiltCon 2016‘s Triangle Quilt Challenge sponsored by EZ Quilting. Quilts in this category are made using one of the EZ Quilting Triangle Templates designed by Darlene Zimmerman.

Facets by Katherine Jones

Facets by Katherine Jones

Facets by Katherine Jones

Facets by Katherine Jones

Maverick by Amy Ellis

Maverick by Amy Ellis

Maverick by Amy Ellis

Maverick by Amy Ellis

Treetops by Abigail Fuller

Treetops by Abigail Fuller

Treetops by Abigail Fuller

Treetops by Abigail Fuller

Tilting Toward Improv (citron) by Cindy Kaiser

Tilting Toward Improv (citron) by Cindy Kaiser

Tilting Toward Improv (citron) by Cindy Kaiser

Tilting Toward Improv (citron) by Cindy Kaiser

Swarm by Selina Cheng, quilted by Jo Nicholls of Thirroul Custom Quilting

Swarm by Selina Cheng, quilted by Jo Nicholls of Thirroul Custom Quilting

Swarm by Selina Cheng, quilted by Jo Nicholls of Thirroul Custom Quilting

Swarm by Selina Cheng, quilted by Jo Nicholls of Thirroul Custom Quilting

Passing Through by Valerie Luberecki

Passing Through by Valerie Luberecki

Passing Through vy Valerie Luberecki

Passing Through by Valerie Luberecki

Nestled Together by AnnMarie Cowley, adaptation of a quilt by Joyce Dean Gieszler

Nestled Together by AnnMarie Cowley, adaptation of a quilt by Joyce Dean Gieszler

Nestled Together by AnnMarie Cowley, adaptation of a quilt by Joyce Dean Gieszler

Nestled Together by AnnMarie Cowley, adaptation of a quilt by Joyce Dean Gieszler

Modern Dresden by Lori Landenburger

Modern Dresden by Lori Landenburger

Modern Dresden by Lori Landenburger

Modern Dresden by Lori Landenburger

Making Triangles by Dawn Golstab

Making Triangles by Dawn Golstab

Making Triangles by Dawn Golstab

Making Triangles by Dawn Golstab

Log Pyramid by Linda Jankauskas

Log Pyramid by Linda Jankauskas

Log Pyramid by Linda Jankauskas

Log Pyramid by Linda Jankauskas

Eichler Homes by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Tami Levin, the Quilted Lemon

Eichler Homes by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Tami Levin, the Quilted Lemon

Eichler Homes by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Tami Levin, the Quilted Lemon

Eichler Homes by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Tami Levin, the Quilted Lemon

Digital Waves by Jennifer Johnston

Digital Waves by Jennifer Johnston

Digital Waves by Jennifer Johnston

Digital Waves by Jennifer Johnston

Directionally Challenged by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Directionally Challenged by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Directionally Challenged by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Directionally Challenged by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Contradiction by Josee Carrier

Contradiction by Josee Carrier

Contradiction by Josee Carrier

Contradiction by Josee Carrier

Catnado by Karen Duling

Catnado by Karen Duling

Catnado by Karen Duling

Catnado by Karen Duling

Cut Diamonds by Beth Shutty

Cut Diamonds by Beth Shutty

Cut Diamonds by Beth Shutty

Cut Diamonds by Beth Shutty

Frequency by Cheryl Brickey

Frequency by Cheryl Brickey

Frequency by Cheryl Brickey

Frequency by Cheryl Brickey

QuiltCon 2016: Youth category quilts

Now for the Youth Quilts (under 18 years old) at QuiltCon 2016 West in Pasadena put on by The Modern Quilt Guild. If you have young quilters in your home or community, encourage then to submit!  QuiltCon East is in Savannah, Georgia in February 2017.

Staircase by Ginger Connor

Staircase by Ginger Connor

Staircase by Ginger Connor

Staircase by Ginger Connor

Itsy Bitsy Hexie Quilt by Sofia Locke

Itsy Bitsy Hexie Quilt by Sofia Locke

Itsy Bitsy Hexie Quilt by Sofia Locke

Itsy Bitsy Hexie Quilt by Sofia Locke

Modern Harris by Alexus Upitas

Modern Harris by Alexus Upitas

Modern Harris by Alexus Upitas

Modern Harris by Alexus Upitas

This is my Quilt by Lulu McMahon

This is my Quilt by Lulu McMahon

This is my Quilt by Lulu McMahon

This is my Quilt by Lulu McMahon

Spunky Squares by Gabriella Grove

Spunky Squares by Gabriella Grove

Spunky Squares by Gabriella Grove

Spunky Squares by Gabriella Grove

Big Bang by Charlotte Upitis

Big Bang by Charlotte Upitis

Big Bang by Charlotte Upitis

Big Bang by Charlotte Upitis

Happiness by Karlie Grable, pattern The Lady by Villa Rose Design

Happiness by Karlie Grable, pattern The Lady by Villa Rose Design

Happiness by Karlie Grable, pattern The Lady by Villa Rose Design

Happiness by Karlie Grable, pattern The Lady by Villa Rose Design

Ka-Bloom by Sofia Locke

Ka-Bloom by Sofia Locke

Ka-Bloom by Sofia Locke

Ka-Bloom by Sofia Locke

Piece by Taylor Mesmer, quilted by Jessica Goodman

Pieced by Taylor Mesmer, quilted by Jessica Goodman

Piece by Taylor Mesmer, quilted by Jessica Goodman

Pieced by Taylor Mesmer, quilted by Jessica Goodman

Stripy Stripes by Macy Grable

Stripy Stripes by Macy Grable

Stripy Stripes by Macy Grable

Stripy Stripes by Macy Grable

Frog Prince Reflections by Sofia Locke

Frog Prince Reflections by Sofia Locke

Frog Prince Reflections by Sofia Locke

Frog Prince Reflections by Sofia Locke

Oh my gosh, Polish by Gabrielle Grove

Oh my gosh, Polish by Gabrielle Grove

Oh my gosh, Polish by Gabrielle Grove

Oh my gosh, Polish by Gabrielle Grove

Hearts Desire by Autumn Overton

Hearts Desire by Autumn Overton

Hearts Desire by Autumn Overton

Hearts Desire by Autumn Overton

Colorful Bricks by Karlie Grable

Colorful Bricks by Karlie Grable

Colorful Bricks by Karlie Grable

Colorful Bricks by Karlie Grable

QuiltCon 2016: Appliqué category quilts

Today we are showing all the quilts from the Appliqué category of the QuiltCon 2016 exhibition.  Next up are the Youth quilts. A strong showing this year in this category. I like the variety. Enjoy!

Windy by Emily Parson

Windy by Emily Parson

Windy by Emily Parson

Windy by Emily Parson

5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

5/325 by Hillary Goodwin

Black Lives Matter by Karen Maple

Black Lives Matter by Karen Maple

Black Lives Matter by Karen Maple

Black Lives Matter by Karen Maple

Cut & Keep by GinaPina

Cut & Keep by Gina Pina

Cut & Keep by GinaPina

Cut & Keep by Gina Pina

Central Pivot by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Central Pivot by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Central Pivot by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Central Pivot by Kim Eichler-Messmer

Gwenny's Woodpile by Karen Duling

Gwenny’s Woodpile by Karen Duling

Gwenny's Woodpile by Karen Duling

Gwenny’s Woodpile by Karen Duling

Modern Wedding Ring by Katherine Dithmer

Modern Wedding Ring by Katherine Dithmer

Modern Wedding Ring by Katherine Dithmer

Modern Wedding Ring by Katherine Dithmer

DripnSplash by Katherine Jones

DripnSplash by Katherine Jones

DripnSplash by Katherine Jones

DripnSplash by Katherine Jones

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander

Ebb by Carolyn Friedlander

Road Work by Debbie Grifka

Road Work by Debbie Grifka

Road Work by Debbie Grifka

Road Work by Debbie Grifka

Flower Doodle by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson of Crinklelove

Flower Doodle by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson of Crinklelove

Flower Doodle by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson of Crinklelove

Flower Doodle by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson of Crinklelove

Roundabout by Nancy Thornburg, quilted by Natalia Bonne

Roundabout by Nancy Thornburg, quilted by Natalia Bonne

Roundabout by Nancy Thornburg, quilted by Natalia Bonne

Roundabout by Nancy Thornburg, quilted by Natalia Bonne

Every Little Hungry Schoolgirl's Pride and Joy by Rebecca Burnett

Every Little Hungry Schoolgirl’s Pride and Joy by Rebecca Burnett

Every Little Hungry Schoolgirl's Pride and Joy by Rebecca Burnett

Every Little Hungry Schoolgirl’s Pride and Joy by Rebecca Burnett

Forever by Debbie Grifka

Forever by Debbie Grifka

Forever by Debbie Grifka

Forever by Debbie Grifka

Blurred Lines by Sandra Johnson

Blurred Lines by Sandra Johnson

Blurred Lines by Sandra Johnson

Blurred Lines by Sandra Johnson

Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

Alturas Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander

QuiltCon 2016: Minimalist category, part 2 of 2

Here is the second half of the Minimalist category quilts from the QuiltCon 2016 exhibition. Next up with be the Appliqué category.  Enjoy!

Modern Spelunking by Stephanie Ruyle

Modern Spelunking by Stephanie Ruyle

Modern Spelunking by Stephanie Ruyle

Modern Spelunking by Stephanie Ruyle

Life in the ER by Hillary Goodwin, quilted by Emily Sessions

Life in the ER by Hillary Goodwin, quilted by Emily Sessions

Life in the ER by Hillary Goodwin, quilted by Emily Sessions

Life in the ER by Hillary Goodwin, quilted by Emily Sessions

Red X by Nicole Neblett

Red X by Nicole Neblett

Red X by Nicole Neblett

Red X by Nicole Neblett

Aftermath by Jacquie Gering

Aftermath by Jacquie Gering

Aftermath by Jacquie Gering

Aftermath by Jacquie Gering

Bubble Gum by Margaret Greer

Bubble Gum by Margaret Greer

Bubble Gum by Margaret Greer

Bubble Gum by Margaret Greer

Boxed In by Wendy Nutt

Boxed In by Wendy Nutt

Boxed In by Wendy Nutt

Boxed In by Wendy Nutt

Candy Dots by Samarra Khaja, quilted by Jeanne Jenkins

Candy Dots by Samarra Khaja, quilted by Jeanne Jenkins

Candy Dots by Samarra Khaja, quilted by Jeanne Jenkins

Fossil by Nancy Purvis, from the book Quilting From Every Angle

Fossil by Nancy Purvis, from the book Quilting From Every Angle

Fossil by Nancy Purvis, from the book Quilting From Every Angle

Fossil by Nancy Purvis, from the book Quilting From Every Angle

Mountain Sunrise by Anne Sullivan, quilted by Tami Levin, The Quilted Lemon

Mountain Sunrise by Anne Sullivan, quilted by Tami Levin, The Quilted Lemon

Mountain Sunrise by Anne Sullivan, quilted by Tami Levin, The Quilted Lemon

Mountain Sunrise by Anne Sullivan, quilted by Tami Levin, The Quilted Lemon

Sliced by Nicole Neblett

Sliced by Nicole Neblett

Sliced by Nicole Neblett

Sliced by Nicole Neblett

Shift by Carson Converse

Shift by Carson Converse

Shift by Carson Converse

Shift by Carson Converse

Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson from Crinklelove

Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson from Crinklelove

Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson from Crinklelove

Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson from Crinklelove

Rain by Christa Watson

Rain by Christa Watson

Rain by Christa Watson

Rain by Christa Watson

No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Allison Chambers, quilted by Jessica Toye

Momentum by Melanie Tuazon

Momentum by Melanie Tuazon

Momentum by Melanie Tuazon

Momentum by Melanie Tuazon

Mesa by Nancy Purvis, from her book Quilting From Every Angle

Mesa by Nancy Purvis, from her book Quilting From Every Angle

Mesa by Nancy Purvis, from her book Quilting From Every Angle

Mesa by Nancy Purvis, from her book Quilting From Every Angle

In Flight by Dawn Golstab

In Flight by Dawn Golstab

In Flight by Dawn Golstab

In Flight by Dawn Golstab

Citron by Carcie Kantor, quilted by Jeanell Murphy

Citron by Carcie Kantor, quilted by Jeanell Murphy

Citron by Carcie Kantor, quilted by Jeanell Murphy

Citron by Carcie Kantor, quilted by Jeanell Murphy

Cancer & Taurus (Constellation Quilt) by Amber Corcoran, quilted by Susan Santistevan

Cancer & Taurus (Constellation Quilt) by Amber Corcoran, quilted by Susan Santistevan

Cancer & Taurus (Constellation Quilt) by Amber Corcoran, quilted by Susan Santistevan

Cancer & Taurus (Constellation Quilt) by Amber Corcoran, quilted by Susan Santistevan

Antlers by Nancy Purvis

Antlers by Nancy Purvis

Antlers by Nancy Purvis

Antlers by Nancy Purvis

003 by Arianna Caggiano

003 by Arianna Caggiano

003 by Arianna Caggiano

003 by Arianna Caggiano