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

Quilt Market 2015 Houston–Selections from the Quilt Exhibition

Well, since we’ve already covered the Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibition at Quilt Market Houston 2015,  here we have my picks from the rest of the exhibitions. There will be 2 more posts before we can cover them all, and these quilts span the spectrum. As usual you are subject to my curatorial eye which just means I take photos of ones that interest me for whatever reason.

We’ll backtrack after this to do some coverage of this year’s Pacific International Quilt Festival, as well as highlight some local quilt talent.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rooflines #10: Mountain Villages by Colleen Kole

Rooflines #10: Mountain Villages by Colleen Kole

Rooflines #10: Mountain Villages by Colleen Kole

Rooflines #10: Mountain Villages by Colleen Kole

Essence by Lyric Kinard

Essence by Lyric Kinard

Essence by Lyric Kinard

Essence by Lyric Kinard

Challenge 8 Daily Routine by Misik Kim

Challenge 8 Daily Routine by Misik Kim

Challenge 8 Daily Routine by Misik Kim

Challenge 8 Daily Routine by Misik Kim

Challenge 1 What Am I Doing Now? by Misik Kim

Challenge 1 What Am I Doing Now? by Misik Kim

Challenge 1 What Am I Doing Now? by Misik Kim

Challenge 1 What Am I Doing Now? by Misik Kim

Affinity for Improv & Love of the Line by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Affinity for Improv & Love of the Line by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Affinity for Improv & Love of the Line by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Affinity for Improv & Love of the Line by Leslie Tucker Jenison

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Universal by Julie Schlueter

Sprocket 2 Me by Robbi Elkow

Sprocket 2 Me by Robbi Elkow

Sprocket 2 Me by Robbi Elkow

Sprocket 2 Me by Robbi Elkow

Sidetracked to Marrakesh by April Wicker

Sidetracked to Marrakesh by April Wicker

Sidetracked to Marrakesh by April Wicker

Sidetracked to Marrakesh by April Wicker

Selvage Star of Bethelem by Mayleen Vinson, quilted by Jan Hutchison

Selvage Star of Bethelem by Mayleen Vinson, quilted by Jan Hutchison

Selvage Star of Bethelem by Mayleen Vinson, quilted by Jan Hutchison

Selvage Star of Bethelem by Mayleen Vinson, quilted by Jan Hutchison

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Jamie Finga

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Jamie Finga

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Jamie Finga

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Jamie Finga

Poppies of Mandalay by Connie Stark

Poppies of Mandalay by Connie Stark

Origami Stars by Carolina Asmussen

Origami Stars by Carolina Asmussen

Origami Stars by Carolina Asmussen

Origami Stars by Carolina Asmussen

Old Red Door by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Old Red Door by Susan Brubaker Knapp

Modern Log Cabin by Kimberly Lapacek, quilted by Marcia Wachuta

Modern Log Cabin by Kimberly Lapacek, quilted by Marcia Wachuta

Modern Log Cabin by Kimberly Lapacek, quilted by Marcia Wachuta

Modern Log Cabin by Kimberly Lapacek, quilted by Marcia Wachuta

Mission Accomplished by Rebecca Everett

Mission Accomplished by Rebecca Everett

Mission Accomplished by Rebecca Everett

Mission Accomplished by Rebecca Everett

Magnetic Attraction (Tuning Fork #26) by Heather Pregger

Magnetic Attraction (Tuning Fork #26) by Heather Pregger

Magnetic Attraction (Tuning Fork #26) by Heather Pregger

Magnetic Attraction (Tuning Fork #26) by Heather Pregger

Half Crazy, All Lucky by Margaret Williams

Half Crazy, All Lucky by Margaret Williams

Half Crazy, All Lucky by Margaret Williams

Half Crazy, All Lucky by Margaret Williams

Flying Geese Confusion by Lynda Krupka

Flying Geese Confusion by Lynda Krupka

Flying Geese Confusion by Lynda Krupka

Flying Geese Confusion by Lynda Krupka

Far Afield by Timna Tarr

Far Afield by Timna Tarr

Far Afield by Timna Tarr

Far Afield by Timna Tarr

Dot by Kathy York

Dot by Kathy York

Dot by Kathy York

Dot by Kathy York

Distortion by Roxane Lessa

Distortion by Roxane Lessa

Distortion by Roxane Lessa

Distortion by Roxane Lessa

Desitalart by Laura Armiraglio

Desitalart by Laura Armiraglio

Desitalart by Laura Armiraglio

Desitalart by Laura Armiraglio

Crystal Garden by Susan Stewart

Crystal Garden by Susan Stewart

Challenge 8 Intercellular by Betty Busby

Challenge 8 Intercellular by Betty Busby

Challenge 8 Intercellular by Betty Busby

Challenge 8 Intercellular by Betty Busby

Challenge 5 Happy Birthday by Hsin-Chen Lin

Challenge 5 Happy Birthday by Hsin-Chen Lin

Challenge 5 Happy Birthday by Hsin-Chen Lin

Challenge 5 Happy Birthday by Hsin-Chen Lin

Challenge 5 Blue by Misik Kim

Challenge 5 Blue by Misik Kim

Challenge 5 Blue by Misik Kim

Challenge 5 Blue by Misik Kim

Blue Rose by Ann Ruthsdottir

Blue Rose by Ann Ruthsdottir

Blue Rose by Ann Ruthsdottir

Blue Rose by Ann Ruthsdottir

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

Ad Libbing by Linda Hungerford and Lora Douglas

A Little Bit of This and That by Maia Hunt

A Little Bit of This and That by Maia Hunt

A Little Bit of This and That by Maia Hunt

A Little Bit of This and That by Maia Hunt

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