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!