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. ūüôā

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

Duo of Jacquie Gering Workshops

How lucky am I that I got to do two Jacquie Gering workshops in a weekend. VERY, let me tell you! ¬†They were organized by the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild (thank you!) and took place in the Quiltworks space (excellent–nice big design walls) Afterwards this blog went on a bit of a vacation as did I, and then we both decided to take more of the summer off to complete other things, but it’s about time now to get back¬†so here we are.

First off, if you get a chance to take a workshop with Jacquie Gering, please do! ¬†It’s not just working on a project. Her workshops are packed¬†with¬†fantastic techniques and tips and she really works the room helping everyone out with their project, with both technical and aesthetic concerns. And she carries on which charisma and aplomb. There is a reason she’s made such a name for herself. She’s got “it”.

I took both the “Stitch N Flip” and the “Building Bridges” workshops and no, I cannot show you the quilts I did in the workshops…yet. ¬†I promise I will finish them, but you will have to wait. MUCH more interesting though, I have some pics of Jacquie’s block samples and quilts from the workshop to give you a taste.

If she won’t be coming out your way or you can’t wait and you don’t already have it, her and Katie Pedersen‘s book, Quilting Modern, covers a lot of these techniques. ¬†You will laugh in her workshops, and you will chuckle¬†at some of the¬†notes in the book. If you are interested at all in modern quilting, this is an absolute must have.

Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

from Jacquie Gering Stitch N Flip workshop

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip technique by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip technique by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Blind Co-Pilot technique quilt by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

Stitch N Flip Blocks by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

A little preview of my efforts. ¬†I’ll make something out of it soon I promise!

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Day 2! Building Bridges Workshop.

 Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

A version of her Shattered Quilt by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

by Jacquie Gering

The start of my Day 2 quilt‚Ķstay tuned…
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The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2013 from Quilt Market Houston 2013

Here are the quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2013 sponsored by Aurifil, one of the many quilt exhibits at Quilt Market International in Houston.

Archicoop by Jenna Brand using The Painted Pebbles Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson and Architextures fabric by Carolyn Friedlander

Archicoop by Jenna Brand using The Painted Pebbles Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson and Architextures fabric by Carolyn Friedlander

Archicoop by Jenna Brand using The Painted Pebbles Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson and Architextures fabric by Carolyn Friedlander

Archicoop by Jenna Brand using The Painted Pebbles Quilt by Rossie Hutchinson and Architextures fabric by Carolyn Friedlander

Rhythm + Blues by Anne Deister

Rhythm + Blues by Anne Deister

Rhythm + Blues by Anne Deister

Rhythm + Blues by Anne Deister

Solid Love by Kelly Smith using New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson

Solid Love by Kelly Smith using New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson

Solid Love by Kelly Smith using New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson

Solid Love by Kelly Smith using New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson

Fireworks Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Fireworks Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Fireworks Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Fireworks Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Box of Rain Quilt by Karen Anderson-Abraham

Box of Rain Quilt by Karen Anderson-Abraham

Sparkler by Lee Heinrich, quilted by Jeny Pedigo

Sparkler by Lee Heinrich, quilted by Jeny Pedigo

Sparkler by Lee Heinrich, quilted by Jeny Pedigo

Sparkler by Lee Heinrich, quilted by Jeny Pedigo

Oddballs by Alissa Carlton from her book Modern Minimal

Oddballs by Alissa Carlton from her book Modern Minimal

Oddballs by Alissa Carlton from her book Modern Minimal

Oddballs by Alissa Carlton from her book Modern Minimal

Scattered by Katie Pedersen

Scattered by Katie Pedersen

Scattered by Katie Pedersen

Scattered by Katie Pedersen

Bulls-Eye 1 by Colleen Wootton

Bulls-Eye 1 by Colleen Wootton

Bulls-Eye 1 by Colleen Wootton

Bulls-Eye 1 by Colleen Wootton

Indie Vibrations by Amy Friend

Indie Vibrations by Amy Friend

Indie Vibrations by Amy Friend

Indie Vibrations by Amy Friend

Trapezoids at Work by Jenna Brand

Trapezoids at Work by Jenna Brand

Trapezoids at Work by Jenna Brand

Trapezoids at Work by Jenna Brand

Lines in Linen by Irelle Beatie

Lines in Linen by Irelle Beatie

Lines in Linen by Irelle Beatie

Lines in Linen by Irelle Beatie

Fifty Shades of Groovy by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Fifty Shades of Groovy by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Fifty Shades of Groovy by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Fifty Shades of Groovy by Leslie Tucker Jenison

You + Me by Heather Jones, quilted by Angela Walters, inspired by a four block strip quilt by Loretta Pettway from Gee's Bend Alabama

You + Me by Heather Jones, quilted by Angela Walters, inspired by a four block strip quilt by Loretta Pettway from Gee’s Bend Alabama

You + Me by Heather Jones, quilted by Angela Walters, inspired by a four block strip quilt by Loretta Pettway from Gee's Bend Alabama

You + Me by Heather Jones, quilted by Angela Walters, inspired by a four block strip quilt by Loretta Pettway from Gee’s Bend Alabama

Untitled By Lindsay Stead

Untitled By Lindsay Stead

Is This Love? by Clawne Kimber, quilted by Pamela J. Cole

Is This Love? by Clawne Kimber, quilted by Pamela J. Cole