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!
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!
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!
Now we have the Small Quilts category from the exhibitions from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by Pinwheels. The award winners are at the end of the post. We are almost done with all the major QuiltCon 2015 categories. It is bit sad to move on from what has been an dizzying display of original quilts. However the next QuiltCon is less the a year away and this time it will be in Pasadena, California.
So enjoy the last few posts and we have a ton of other things cueing up to cover after all of this.
Here we are again, back to our final sets of quilts from the exhibitions from QuiltCon 2015. Next up we have the Applique category sponsored by Cherrywood Fabrics. Later this week, we will have the Michael Miller Challenge and the Small Quilts category. Some pretty amazing quilts here!
Here we have the second installment of the improvisation category of quilts from QuiltCon 2015, including the award winners in this category. Scroll down!