QuiltCon 2106: Small Quilts category

The QuiltCon small quilts category includes quilts that are less than 36″ per side.  The quilt can be any shape and the challenge is open to individuals or groups. Here they are!

Scrap Coins by Heather Kinion

Scrap Coins by Heather Kinion

Sinuous by Valerie Shields, block by Karen Cunagin

Sinuous by Valerie Shields, block by Karen Cunagin

Sweet Lean To by Chawne Kimber

Sweet Lean To by Chawne Kimber

Don't Look Back by Hillary Goodwin

Don’t Look Back by Hillary Goodwin

Desert by Mary Menzer

Desert by Mary Menzer

Eclipse by Terry Aske

Eclipse by Terry Aske

Transcendence by Anne Sullivan

Transcendence by Anne Sullivan

Almost Purr-fect by Kathleen Robertson

Almost Purr-fect by Kathleen Robertson

Neolithic by Jessica Levitt

Neolithic by Jessica Levitt

Bzzzzzz by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Bzzzzzz by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Facets by Matt Macomber

Facets by Matt Macomber

First Position by Melanie Tuazon

First Position by Melanie Tuazon

Glade by Carolyn Friedlander

Glade by Carolyn Friedlander

Glyph #1 by Carson Converse

Glyph #1 by Carson Converse

Modern Improv Sampler by Kristin Shields

Modern Improv Sampler by Kristin Shields

Lines Lost and Found by Jennifer Ross

Lines Lost and Found by Jennifer Ross

Lazy Gal by Tara Faughnan

Lazy Gal by Tara Faughnan

Hot Spot by Krista Fleckenstein

Hot Spot by Krista Fleckenstein

Homage to Malevich by Sheri Schumacher

Homage to Malevich by Sheri Schumacher

Holyoke 1938 by Timna Tarr

Holyoke 1938 by Timna Tarr

Partly Cloudy by Laura Bennett

Partly Cloudy by Laura Bennett

Phyllo by Scott Griffin

Phyllo by Scott Griffin

Positively Transparent by Paige Alexander

Positively Transparent by Paige Alexander

Sprinkles by Abigail Fuller

Sprinkles by Abigail Fuller

Stacked by Nicole Neblett

Stacked by Nicole Neblett

Steeped in Tradition by Debbie Jeske

Steeped in Tradition by Debbie Jeske

Stone + Bloom by Kelsey Boes

Stone + Bloom by Kelsey Boes

Summer Spin by Rebecca Bell

Summer Spin by Rebecca Bell

The Five by Krista Hennebury

The Five by Krista Hennebury

The Great Recession by Hillary Goodwin

The Great Recession by Hillary Goodwin

The Loops by Magdalena Langa

The Loops by Magdalena Langa

Untitled - Ash Series by Lavialle Campbell

Untitled – Ash Series by Lavialle Campbell

Untitled by Christopher Thompson

Untitled by Christopher Thompson

Urban Suburban by Tracy Baird, design source Roberta by Chawne Kimber

Urban Suburban by Tracy Baird, design source Roberta by Chawne Kimber

Winged by Krista Fleckenstein

Winged by Krista Fleckenstein

Winter Tree by Trish Walstad

Winter Tree by Trish Walstad

Quarter Round by Krista Hennebury

Quarter Round by Krista Hennebury

Blood of my Blood by Charlotte Newland

Blood of my Blood by Charlotte Newland

Communication by Janet Schoenfeld

Communication by Janet Schoenfeld

The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

The Long Winter by Catherine Redford

Milky Way by Jen Sorenson

Milky Way by Jen Sorenson

QuiltCon 2016: Improvisation Part 2 of 2

Busy week but finally here is part 2 of the Improvisation category from the QuiltCon 2016 exhibitions put on by The Modern Quilt Guild, this year in Pasadena, next in Savannah!

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

Stories We Tell by Natalie Sabik

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

The Wrong Block by Daria Blandina

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

What Ellsworth Kelly Taught Me About Quilting by Maritza Soto, quilted by Melissa Averinos

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Aerodynamics by Heather Givens, quilted by Karen McTavish

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Handcrafted Triangles by Jennifer Johnston

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Shards by Casey York

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Urban/Suburban by Andrew Steinbrecher

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Tranquility by Kristin Shields

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

Ruins by Kerri Green

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

One Earth by Kathy York

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Lunar Orbit by Victoria Mansfield

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

Home by Jessica Skultety

I've Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I’ve Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I've Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

I’ve Got Your Back by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Jurgis and Ona by Shannon Page

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Round About by Marcia DeCamp

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Wavelength by Rebecca Bryan, quilted by Angela Walters

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Kill it with Fire by Libs Elliott, quilted by Rachael Dorr

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

Gray Circle by Serena Brooks

QuiltCon 2016: Improvisation, Part 1 of 2

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!

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Embers by Stephanie Ruyle

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Vortex Redux by Jackie Benedetti

Score for Floating Squares - After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares – After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares - After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Floating Squares – After Image by Sherri Lynn Wood

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

The One For Eric by Chawne Kimber, quilted by Chawne Kimber and Pamela J. Cole

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Mid-Century Modern Quilt by Jo Avery

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Pattern Play by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

F*CK THE QUILT POLICE by Nancy Purvis

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Party Arbor by Jenna Brand

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Colorfall by Timna Tarr

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Night Flight no. 1 by Heide Parkes

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Hemisphere by Janice Smyth

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Line Study #1 by Andrew Steinbrecher

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O'Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O’Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O'Malley

Accumulative Effect by Stacey O’Malley

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Basics by Laura Cox

Score for Showing Up - Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up – Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up - Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

Score for Showing Up – Disco by Sherri Lynn Wood

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

"Thoroughly Mondrian Millie" by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

“Thoroughly Mondrian Millie” by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

"Thoroughly Mondrian Millie" by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

“Thoroughly Mondrian Millie” by Leslie Tucker Jenison, quilted by Danielle Wilke

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

1981 by Nancy Purvis

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Puddling by Amy Friend

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

Graphics 1 by Kerri Green

QuiltCon 2016: Modern Traditionalism Part 2

Here is the second installment of the Modern Traditionalism category of QuiltCon 2016 exhibition.  Next up after this is the Negative Space category. Enjoy!

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Scrappy Side Trip by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

 

 

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Escapade by Elaine Poplin

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

Octagon Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou. quilted by Jocelyn Marzan

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

You are not aLone Star, Shine by Jane Davidson

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Release the Geese II by Sarah Bond, quilted by Carol Heisler Norriton

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Melon Wedding Ring by Karin Jordan, quilted by Melissa Kelley

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Whimsical Logs by Lelitia Chung, quilted by Laurie Grant, sashiko by Lelitia Chung

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Flounce by Melanie Tuazon

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Thoroughly Modern Ginny by Diana Vandeyar

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Converging Hours by Lee Chappell Monrow, quilted by Russ Adams

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Songs of a Distant Lancaster by Tami Levin

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Rocky Road to Kansas Refreshed by Cheryl Brady, quilted by Tia Curtis

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Overwhelming Unknown by Matt Macomber

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Otaru Winter by Cynthia Vogt

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Fruity Star-Crossed Strings by Kristin Shields

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Focal Point by Christa Watson

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Jungle Ave Tapa by Michelle Wilkie, quilted by Angela Walters

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Delta Breeze by Cindy Wiens, quilted by Darby Myers

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

Corsage by Stacey Day, roundabouts pattern by Amy Gunson

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

A Kiss For Paul by Tricia Royal, quilted by Frank Palmer

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Cobogo by Silvia Sutters

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

512 by Jenn Nevitt

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Blueberries For Sal by Elisa Albury

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Bursting Blues by AnnMarie Cowley

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Powder Blue by Shawna Doering

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

Pickled Beets by Latifah Saafir

PIQF-The Modern Quilt Competition Part Two

Here is the 2nd installment of the Modern: Mid-Centory Modern challenge at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. Selections from other categories coming up next!

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

Suits by Arleen Kukua

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Spectrum of the Ordinary by Kristin Shields

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

The Disintegration of the Persistence by Sylvia Schaefer

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Center Diamond Up Close by Michelle Boyd

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Stacked by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Clerestory by Debbie Grifka

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie by Mickey Beebe, quilted by Toni McAuliffe

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

White Spaces by Bev Bird

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Uncommon Time by Claudia Gomez

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Spiral Galaxy by Jean Hughes, quilted by Margrit Schwanck

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Remembering Mondrian by Susan Cobb, quilted by Betty Anne Guadalupe

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Homeless by Kathy Heystee

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Flower Exhibition by Leila Sigler

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

Beach Spaces by Elizabeth Lonnquist

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

American Modern by Carol Krueger

PIQF–The Modern Quilt Competition

The Plaid Portico is finally back and first off this year we will have long overdue coverage of the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. We’ll start with a 1st installment of the Modern Quilt Competition, with this year’s theme of “Mid-Century Mod”. After that, there will be selections from the Wall category and the World Quilt Competition.

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Modern Yin Yang by Karen Maple

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Ode to Vega by Jane Merkel

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Jazz by Evelyn Wickham

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Pojagi Mod by Claudia Shearer

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Splintered Rainbows by Susan Ritter & Vivian Lemoine

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sarasota Sunset #3 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Sawing the Sky by Karen Maple

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Marsala Migration by Nicki Mierzejewski

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Links of Color by Margrit Schwanck

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Journey by Mary Menzer

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Keep It Simple by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa's Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Grandpa’s Model Twenty #1 by Jodi Robinson

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Hardly Strictly Stella by Cathy Miranker, quilted by Claudia Shearer

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Estrella da Laim by Leslie Peacock, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Confined by Nancy Ota

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Color Crystals by Vicki Ruebel

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Cocktails and Coffee by Joy Shilling, quilted by Stitches of Joy Quilting

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers' Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

Anni Albers’ Orange Chair by Martha Peterson

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

A Different Drummer by Mary Menzer

 

QuiltCon 2015: Use of Negative Space part 1

Here we have the first of 2 installments of the quilts from The Use of Negative Space category at QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by APQS.  The winners of the category will be at the end of Part 2.

We just HAVE to start out with a quilt by Jacquie Gering, author of Quilting Modern,  renowned teacher, on the board of The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon organizer and just about everything.  Besides, negative space in quilting is one of her trademarks. I admit, I’m a fan.

Enjoy!

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Kansas City, Missouri. Quilted by Sheryl Schleicher.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood of Daintytime. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Score for Strings: City by Sherri Lynn Wood of Daintytime. Oakland, California. Quilted by Sue Fox.

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

Love in the Digital Age by Kristin Shields. Bend, Oregon.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Big Top by Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Floating by Jean Larson. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Amazonia by Nathalie Bearden. The Woodlands, Texas.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Quilt for Our Bed by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois. Quilted by Nikki Maroon.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

Turning A Corner by Alissa Carlton. Los Angeles, California.

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

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

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

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

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms. The Villages, Florida. Pieced by Lora Douglas of Dragonfly Quiltworks

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

Geo Applique Series #2 by Kayley Rose. Quilted by Kathy Tamosaitis/ Brandywine Quilting.

What's the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What’s the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What's the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

What’s the Point by Susan Slusser Clay. Westfield Center, Ohio.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Valle de Uco. Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Lovely Fishbourne by Amanda Leins. Gansevoort, New York. Quilted by Liz Haskell.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Upstairs by Kristen Lejnieks. Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Diamond Dust by Doris Brunnette. Clive, Iowa. Quilted by Trina Kirkvold.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Matrix Blooming by Anne Deister. Louisville, Colorado.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

Sugar Snow by Lee Heinrich. Mequon, Wisconsin. Quilted by Krista Withers.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley. Pattern available at http://www.sarahfielke.com

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

The Definition of Stitch by Sarah Fielke. Chatsworth, New South Wales, Australia. Quilted by Kim Bradley.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

X by Maria Villar. Glendale, California.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Crossing the Line by Corinne Sovey. Austin, Texas.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Fissures by Debra Jeske. Lynnwood, Washington.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Paint Chip by Sarah Lowry. Carrboro, North Carolina.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Fallout by Michelle Lieberson. Westport, Connecticut. Quilted by Janice Roy.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

Linen Log Cabin by Barbara Perrino. Wakefield, Rhode Island.

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.