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 2015: Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture Fabric Challenge

The Michael Miller fabric challenge using their Spring Cotton Couture line produced an array of pastel and very spring colored quilts, as it should be! As usual the award winners for the category yard are at the bottom of the post.

We are nearing the end of our QuiltCon 2015 coverage, thought there are still probably 5 posts to go. Soon we will also be covering the Stitch Modern 2015 Show, the Joe Cunningham lecture at Piedmont Center of the Arts, and we have a couple new books to talk about as well as some quilters to highlight.

Enjoy!

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Slashed by Dana Szucs Hayden. Burleson, Texas.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Lucky Day by Cynthia Frenette. Mission, British Columbia, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Swan In The Water (Justin Nozuka) by Kristyn McCoy. Ilderton, Ontario, Canada.

Mondrian with Munsell'd Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell’d Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell'd Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Mondrian with Munsell’d Values by katrine Eagling. Bellevue, Washington. Quilted by Nancy Winnick Cluts.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Propelled Pixels by Kim Lapacek. Poynette, Wisconsin. Quilted by Barbara Raisbeck.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Fractured Churndash by Erin Davis. Evanston, Illinois.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

Evening Star by Abigail Fuller. Deary, Ohio.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

September Dawn by Kathryn Upitis. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

E Quilt by Cynthia Ann Morgan. Boulder, Colorado.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Retro Dots and Dashes by Kaye Simard. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Pastels Aren't My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren’t My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren't My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Pastels Aren’t My Favorite by Janet McWorkman. Anchorage, Alaska.

Oh the Places You'll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You'll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

Oh the Places You’ll Go by Cheryl Briskey. Greer, South Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

The New New by Amy Anderson. Asheville, North Carolina.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Shattered by Veronica Ferguson. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

Spring Frames by Marla Varner. Sequim, Washington.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The Light of May by Krista Hennebury. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Roundabout by Kathy Greer. Port Angles, Washington.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Sunset Boulevard by Jennifer Lanak. Redondo Beach, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

Totally Spring by Dora Cary. Paso Robles, California.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

April Showers by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill. Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee's Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee's Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

Passages by Patty Simmons. Lee’s Summit, Missouri. 3rd Place, Michael Miller fabric challenge. QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

After Dinner Mints. Paige Alexander. Picken, South Carolina. 2nd Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.

7 Up by Debra Jalbert. Clermont, Florida. 1st Place, Michael Miller Fabric Challenge, QuiltCon 2015.