QuiltCon 2016 – Handwork

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!

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring by Tara Faughnan

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

Floating Squares No. 2 - Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 – Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 - Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Floating Squares No. 2 – Based on a Score by Sherri Lynn Wood by Maritza Soto

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Cotton Sophisticate by Chawne Kimber

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Random Perfection by Wanda Dotson

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Places Unfold by Heidi Parkes

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Over Under by Daisy Aschehoug

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

Mod Mountains by Susanne Williams

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Windowsill by Riane Menardi

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Geometric Text by Nicole Daksiewicz

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Night and Day by Heidi Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Lots of Cream, Lots of Sugar by Heide Parkes

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Everglade by Carolyn Friedlander

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Satsuma by Cathy Fussell

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hot Lava by Jenna Richardson

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Hexie Beast by Liz Harvatine

Elliott's Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott’s Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott's Quilt by Amy Hoffman

Elliott’s Quilt by Amy Hoffman

QuiltCon2015: Piecing category, part 2

Continuing, with the awards winners at the bottom, we have part 2 of the Piecing category from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by Aurifil.

After this, we still have the Negative Space category, the Applique category, the Michael Miller Challenge and special exhibitions. In other words, much more to come!

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Bauble by Emily Cier. Seattle, Washington. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.