QuiltCon 2016: Minimalist category, Part 1 of 2

Bit of a gap in coverage, life does get in the way at times. We shall be accelerating the remaining QuiltCon 2016 coverage as there are so many other things to share!

Here are half of the quilts from the Minimalist Category from QuiltCon West 2016. Enjoy!

Thorughly Modern Jacquie by Katherine Jones

Thorughly Modern Jacquie by Katherine Jones

Thorughly Modern Jacquie by Katherine Jones

Thorughly Modern Jacquie by Katherine Jones

You and Me by Kristyn McCoy

You and Me by Kristyn McCoy

You and Me by Kristyn McCoy

You and Me by Kristyn McCoy

Off the Grid by Michelle Bencsko, pieced and quilted by Linda Spiridon

Off the Grid by Michelle Bencsko, pieced and quilted by Linda Spiridon

Off the Grid by Michelle Bencsko, pieced and quilted by Linda Spiridon

Off the Grid by Michelle Bencsko, pieced and quilted by Linda Spiridon

Mid-Mod-Pods by Anya Byam

Mid-Mod-Pods by Anya Byam

Mid-Mod-Pods by Anya Byam

Mid-Mod-Pods by Anya Byam

Sunburst by Yvonne Fuchs

Sunburst by Yvonne Fuchs

Sunburst by Yvonne Fuchs

Sunburst by Yvonne Fuchs

Represent by Debbie Grifka

Represent by Debbie Grifka

Represent by Debbie Grifka

Represent by Debbie Grifka

QBI (The Quiet Beauty of Imperfection) by Jenny Lyon

QBI (The Quiet Beauty of Imperfection) by Jenny Lyon

QBI (The Quiet Beauty of Imperfection) by Jenny Lyon

QBI (The Quiet Beauty of Imperfection) by Jenny Lyon

Message in the Dark by Sarah Maxwell, quilted by Sarabeth Rebe

Message in the Dark by Sarah Maxwell, quilted by Sarabeth Rebe

Message in the Dark by Sarah Maxwell, quilted by Sarabeth Rebe

Message in the Dark by Sarah Maxwell, quilted by Sarabeth Rebe

Primarily Minions by Irene Roderick

Primarily Minions by Irene Roderick

Primarily Minions by Irene Roderick

Primarily Minions by Irene Roderick

002 by Arianna Caggiano

002 by Arianna Caggiano

002 by Arianna Caggiano

002 by Arianna Caggiano

I Have This Thing With Floors by Lorena Uriarte

I Have This Thing With Floors by Lorena Uriarte

I Have This Thing With Floors by Lorena Uriarte

I Have This Thing With Floors by Lorena Uriarte

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

House Plan by Pam Rocco

Inverted #1 by Carson Converse

Inverted #1 by Carson Converse

Inverted #1 by Carson Converse

Inverted #1 by Carson Converse

Blind by Nancy Purvis

Blind by Nancy Purvis

Blind by Nancy Purvis

Blind by Nancy Purvis

Just point Me in the Right Direction by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myer

Just point Me in the Right Direction by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myer

Just point Me in the Right Direction by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myer

Just point Me in the Right Direction by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myer

001 by Arianna Caggiano

001 by Arianna Caggiano

001 by Arianna Caggiano

001 by Arianna Caggiano

6one2 by Colby Lowrey

6one2 by Colby Lowrey

6one2 by Colby Lowrey

6one2 by Colby Lowrey

Arrowhead Quilt - Berry Colorway by Kristi Schroeder

Arrowhead Quilt – Berry Colorway by Kristi Schroeder

Arrowhead Quilt - Berry Colorway by Kristi Schroeder

Arrowhead Quilt – Berry Colorway by Kristi Schroeder

Circles in Squares by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Circles in Squares by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Circles in Squares by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Circles in Squares by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

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: Piecing category, Part 1

We will cover the Piecing category, sponsored by Aurifil, in two parts since there are so many quilts. Remember that quilts for the QuiltCon competitions are accepted into the show first and then put into categories by the judges as part of the judging process. This group has so many interesting original compositions. The category winners will be shown at the end of Part 2 later this week.

Enjoy!

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Capsule by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon. Quilted by Nancy Stovall.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Huckleberry by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Tessellation 3 by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, New York. Quilted by Karlee Porter.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

Indie by Phoebe Harrell. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Quilted by Emily Sessions.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison's Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison’s Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison's Quilting.

gRadient by Elizabeth Balderrama. Annapolis, Maryland. Quilted by Alison Brown of Alison’s Quilting.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Connect the Stars by Barbara Cline. Bridgewater, Virginia.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Phased Circles by Michelle Wilkie. Cary, North Carolina.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Profits & Losses by Gina Pina. Austin, Texas.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Road to Pasadena by Kendra Nitta. Pasadena, California.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Blue Circle Quilt by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Carnival by Melody Baker. Lenexa, Kansas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Happy by Carrie Wikander. Fredericksburg, Texas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

Aura Blue by Jaime David. Roeland Park, Kansas

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

And the Moon at Night by Colleen Molen. Brentwood, California.

Fish Tails by Kristen Ballou. Kent, Washington.

Fish Tails by Kristen Ballou. Kent, Washington.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Texas Forever by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Starry Eyed by Caroline Fairbanks-Critchfield. Palm Bay, Florida.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Icy Waters by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana. Quilted by Angela Walters.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Disruption by Barbara Lockwood. Erie, Pennsylvania.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Iceberg by Crystal McGann. Kambah, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Whirling Dervish by Elizabeth Dackson. Land O Lakes, Florida.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

Vega by Cynthia Whitten. Ladera Ranch, California. Quilted by Helen Baczynski.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

The Mona Lisa by Rowena Bayliss. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Peace by Leanne Chahley. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Cascade Quilt by Kristi Schroeder. Dallas, Texas.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Knit Snippet by Lotje Meijknecht. Leiden, Netherlands.

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

Sam and Suzy by Megan Callahan. Bakersfield, California. Quilted by Elizabeth Hartman

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

The Power of Three by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.

48 by Christa Watson. Las Vegas, Nevada.