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

QuiltCon 2015: Improvisation category quilts Part 2!

Here we have the second installment of the improvisation category of quilts from QuiltCon 2015, including the award winners in this category. Scroll down!

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Juicy by Charlotte Newland. London, England, UK.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Northwest by Stacey Sharman. Berkeley, CA.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger. Fort Worth, TX.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Fade into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle. Denver, Colorado.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Yin Yang by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Intersection by Neva Asinari. Hillsborough, NJ.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Improvisation by Patricia Lutteral. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chon. Shadow Hills, CA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber. Easton, PA.

Abby's Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby’s Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby's Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Abby’s Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Clearwater, MN.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Untitled (Improv Half-Log Cabin) by Heather Jones. Springboro, Ohio.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Fade into Black by Sarah Lowry. Carrborro, North Carolina.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto. Cambridge, MA.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

A Dance for Emily by Rossie Hutchinson. Manchester, Michigan.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

From This Day Forward by Tina Michalik. Santa Cruz, CA.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Mosaic by Pamela Rocco. Santa Cruz, CA. Quilted by Susan Spencer.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir. Los Angeles, CA.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

Face #1 by Melissa Averinos. West Barnstable, MA. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015.

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge's Choice, QuiltCon 2015

For Tanya by Emily Coffey. Lane Junaluska, NC. Judge’s Choice, QuiltCon 2015

This Way by Tricia Royal. Chicago, IL. 3rd Place, Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015

This Way by Tricia Royal. Chicago, IL. 3rd Place, Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks. Los Angeles, CA. 2nd Place Improvisation category, QuiltCon 2015.

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015

The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle. Monroe, NY. 1st Place Improvisation Category, QuiltCon 2015