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: 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

QuiltCon 2015: Minimalist Design Quilts

Quilts from the Minimalist Design category from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by American Made Brand. Another of my favorite categories. Enough said. 🙂

Bias 3 by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Bias 3 by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Bias 3 by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Bias 3 by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

An Ode to the Past by Rachel Singh. Seattle, Washington.

An Ode to the Past by Rachel Singh. Seattle, Washington.

An Ode to the Past by Rachel Singh. Seattle, Washington.

An Ode to the Past by Rachel Singh. Seattle, Washington.

Modern Mojo 2 by Linda Thielfoldt. Troy, Michigan.

Modern Mojo 2 by Linda Thielfoldt. Troy, Michigan.

Modern Mojo 2 by Linda Thielfoldt. Troy, Michigan.

Modern Mojo 2 by Linda Thielfoldt. Troy, Michigan.

Forgotten Chicago by M A Cramer. Beecher, Illinois.

Forgotten Chicago by M A Cramer. Beecher, Illinois.

Forgotten Chicago by M A Cramer. Beecher, Illinois.

Forgotten Chicago by M A Cramer. Beecher, Illinois.

Summer Break by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Summer Break by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Summer Break by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Summer Break by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Stair Railing by Kendra Biddle. Auburn, Maine. Quilted by Ann Woodhead.

Stair Railing by Kendra Biddle. Auburn, Maine. Quilted by Ann Woodhead.

Stair Railing by Kendra Biddle. Auburn, Maine. Quilted by Ann Woodhead.

Stair Railing by Kendra Biddle. Auburn, Maine. Quilted by Ann Woodhead.

Brothers by Suzanne Woods. Pleasanton, California.

Brothers by Suzanne Woods. Pleasanton, California.

Brothers by Suzanne Woods. Pleasanton, California.

Brothers by Suzanne Woods. Pleasanton, California.

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Avalon Sunrise by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Deux by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Deux by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Deux by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

Deux by Colleen Wootton. Clinton, Washington.

That Twitch by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts.

That Twitch by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts.

That Twitch by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts.

That Twitch by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts.

Ethose by Natasa McFadyen. Hauppauge, New York.

Ethose by Natasa McFadyen. Hauppauge, New York.

Ethose by Natasa McFadyen. Hauppauge, New York.

Ethose by Natasa McFadyen. Hauppauge, New York.

Sol by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Sol by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Sol by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Sol by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar. Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar. Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar. Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

The White Rainbow by Shruti Dandekar. Sangli, Maharashtra, India.

Glitch by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin. Alberta, Canada.

Glitch by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin. Alberta, Canada.

Glitch by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin. Alberta, Canada.

Glitch by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin. Alberta, Canada.

When Oceans Rise by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas.

When Oceans Rise by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas.

When Oceans Rise by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas.

When Oceans Rise by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas.

We Are by Anne Sullivan. Santa Cruz, California.

We Are by Anne Sullivan. Santa Cruz, California.

We Are by Anne Sullivan. Santa Cruz, California.

We Are by Anne Sullivan. Santa Cruz, California.

Map by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Map by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Map by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Map by Carolyn Friedlander. Lake Wales, Florida.

Pick-Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith. Sherman, Texas.

Pick-Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith. Sherman, Texas.

Pick-Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith. Sherman, Texas.

Pick-Up Sticks by Becky Goldsmith. Sherman, Texas.

Grove by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Grove by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Grove by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Grove by Casey York. St. Louis, Missouri. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Steal this Quilt by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Steal this Quilt by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Steal this Quilt by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Steal this Quilt by Chawne Kimber. Easton, Pennsylvania.

Wooden Block Quilt by Sarah Laws. Portland, Oregon.

Wooden Block Quilt by Sarah Laws. Portland, Oregon.

Wooden Block Quilt by Sarah Laws. Portland, Oregon.

Wooden Block Quilt by Sarah Laws. Portland, Oregon.

Meandering by Pam McCallie. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Meandering by Pam McCallie. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Meandering by Pam McCallie. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Meandering by Pam McCallie. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

This Way, That Way by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

This Way, That Way by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

This Way, That Way by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

This Way, That Way by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Blue Pinwheel by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Blue Pinwheel by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Blue Pinwheel by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Blue Pinwheel by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Scatter by Amanda Hines. Austin, Texas.

Scatter by Amanda Hines. Austin, Texas.

Scatter by Amanda Hines. Austin, Texas.

Scatter by Amanda Hines. Austin, Texas.

Diamonds by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Diamonds by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Diamonds by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Diamonds by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

MG Opposing Triangles by Katie Pedersen. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Krista Withers.

MG Opposing Triangles by Katie Pedersen. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Krista Withers.

MG Opposing Triangles by Katie Pedersen. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Krista Withers.

MG Opposing Triangles by Katie Pedersen. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Shoot That Poison Arrow by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Shoot That Poison Arrow by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Shoot That Poison Arrow by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Shoot That Poison Arrow by Hollie Lobosky. Venice, California.

Stereo by Season Evans. Brooklyn, New York.

Stereo by Season Evans. Brooklyn, New York.

Stereo by Season Evans. Brooklyn, New York.

Stereo by Season Evans. Brooklyn, New York.

Self-Portrait, Year Two (Beneath the Surface) by Penny Gold. Galesburg, Illinois.

Self-Portrait, Year Two (Beneath the Surface) by Penny Gold. Galesburg, Illinois.

Pixel Pusher II by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts, 3rd Place Minimalist Design. QuiltCon 2015.

Pixel Pusher II by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts, 3rd Place Minimalist Design. QuiltCon 2015.

Pixel Pusher II by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts, 3rd Place Minimalist Design. QuiltCon 2015.

Pixel Pusher II by Caro Sheridan. Everett, Massachusetts, 3rd Place Minimalist Design. QuiltCon 2015.

Ascend by Nicole Neblett. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2nd place, Minimalist Design Category QuiltCon 2015

Ascend by Nicole Neblett. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2nd place, Minimalist Design Category QuiltCon 2015

Ascend by Nicole Neblett. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2nd place, Minimalist Design Category QuiltCon 2015

Ascend by Nicole Neblett. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 2nd place, Minimalist Design Category QuiltCon 2015

Breathe by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta. 1st place Minimalist Design category QuiltCon 2015

Breathe by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta. 1st place Minimalist Design category QuiltCon 2015

Breathe by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta. 1st place Minimalist Design category QuiltCon 2015

Breathe by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta. 1st place Minimalist Design category QuiltCon 2015

Amish: The Modern Muse

Amish: The Modern Muse at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles runs in two parts.  The first part goes through January 10th, then the second part through March 1st 2015.

The museum asked local modern quilt guilds to submit quilts inspired by Amish quilts but with a modern take. The East Bay Modern Quilters, the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild and the South Bay Modern Quilt Guild gladly participated, and after being curated by San Francisco artist Joe Cunningham, it was decided to run the show in two groups. Good news, as there will be more marvelous quilts to post in January!

Alas this is my last post of the year, but the Plaid Portico will be back mid January with coverage of the second round of Amish: The Modern Muse, coverage of some up and coming designers doing cool things,and then some pretty comprehensive coverage of QuiltCon.

Happy New Year in advance!

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter 

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Look Who's Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Look Who’s Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids