Stitch Modern 2016: Part 2

Here is have the second half of the quilts from the 5th annual Stitch Modern show put on by the East Bay Modern Quilters. Though my photos leave something to be desired, The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a beautiful place to see the quilts in person.

Enjoy!

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Untitled by Norma Mason

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Quilt for Lily V by Terri Carpenter

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Pink X by Stacey Sharman

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Sampler Quilt I by Kristen Takakuwa

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Shattered Heartburst by Lacy Asbill

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Double Wedding Ring Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Indian Masala by Linda Hlady

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Luna Mountains by Claire Sherman

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

Windmills of My Mind and My Time by Birgit Hottenrott

 

 

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Twice Tied by Kim Andersson, Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins - I Ching by Michelle Wyman

Stacked Coins – I Ching by Michelle Wyman

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

U+1F4BE U+1F355, or Disk Cactus Emoji by Liz Alexander

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Wonky Stars by Cathy Roha

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

Untitled by Kirsten Hosemann

 

 

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Improv Squares by Cathy Roha

Hifi by Kathy Grady

Hifi by Kathy Grady

 

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Bits and Pieces by Stacey Sharman

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Untitled by Linda Hlady

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter

Microcosm, round robin quilt pieced by Carol Van Zandt, Kim Buteau, Fern Royce, Kristen Hosemann, Terri Carpenter; quilted by Terri Carpenter (thequiltedfox.com)

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Sedimentation by Anna Carloni

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

Playing With Color by Patricia Smith

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: Piecing category, Part 2 of 2

Here is Part 2 of the piecing category from QuiltCon 2016. Some super interesting piecing going on, that is for sure. Congratulations to the makers/designers.

Next up is the minimalist category.

Zag by Kari Anderson

Zag by Kari Anderson

Zag by Kari Anderson

Zag by Kari Anderson

Under the Radar by Corinne Sovey

Under the Radar by Corinne Sovey

Under the Radar by Corinne Sovey

Under the Radar by Corinne Sovey

Diamonds Quilt #2 by Tara Faughnan

Diamonds Quilt #2 by Tara Faughnan

Diamonds Quilt #2 by Tara Faughnan

Diamonds Quilt #2 by Tara Faughnan

Shape Shifting by Dawn Golstab

Shape Shifting by Dawn Golstab

Shape Shifting by Dawn Golstab

Shape Shifting by Dawn Golstab

Big Love by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Big Love by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Big Love by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Big Love by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Ephemera by Jennifer Rossotti

Ephemera by Jennifer Rossotti

Ephemera by Jennifer Rossotti

Ephemera by Jennifer Rossotti

Fish & Visitors by Rebecca Burnett

Fish & Visitors by Rebecca Burnett

Fish & Visitors by Rebecca Burnett

Fish & Visitors by Rebecca Burnett

Cog by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Cog by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Cog by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Cog by Emily Cier, quilted by Angela Walters

Plaid on Point by Jennifer Jones Rossotti. quilted by Darby Myers, quiltedsquid.blogspot.com

Plaid on Point by Jennifer Jones Rossotti. quilted by Darby Myers, quiltedsquid.blogspot.com

Plaid on Point by Jennifer Jones Rossotti. quilted by Darby Myers, quiltedsquid.blogspot.com

Plaid on Point by Jennifer Jones Rossotti. quilted by Darby Myers, quiltedsquid.blogspot.com

Kaleido by Jeanne Jenkins

Kaleido by Jeanne Jenkins

Kaleido by Jeanne Jenkins

Kaleido by Jeanne Jenkins

Concordia by Nancy Purvis

Concordia by Nancy Purvis

Concordia by Nancy Purvis

Concordia by Nancy Purvis

Crackle by Amy Garro

Crackle by Amy Garro

Crackle by Amy Garro

Crackle by Amy Garro

Forest Abstractions by Violet Craft

Forest Abstractions by Violet Craft

Forest Abstractions by Violet Craft

Forest Abstractions by Violet Craft

Fruit Flavors by Mary Menzer

Fruit Flavors by Mary Menzer

Fruit Flavors by Mary Menzer

Fruit Flavors by Mary Menzer

Kupka by Andrea Deal

Kupka by Andrea Deal

Kupka by Andrea Deal

Kupka by Andrea Deal

Masquerade by Ben Darby

Masquerade by Ben Darby

Masquerade by Ben Darby

Masquerade by Ben Darby

Tumbling Paint Box by Jennifer Rossotti

Tumbling Paint Box by Jennifer Rossotti

Tumbling Paint Box by Jennifer Rossotti

Tumbling Paint Box by Jennifer Rossotti

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

Pointed Statement by Amy Friend

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 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

Stitch Modern 2015

Finally we get to the Stitch Modern 2015 exhibition, the 4th annual show of the East Bay Modern Quilters. A non-juried exhibition, members of the group all submit a quilt if they like and we end up getting at least 1 up on the wall from anyone who brings them.

I must also mention that we have awesome events that go with this show every year.  This year we had:
• A lively lecture from Joe Cunningham, titled “Biased and Edgy: My Career in Quilts
• A workshop with Kathryn Clark: ‘Modern Quilts with a Message: Designing Quilt Blocks for Today’s Stories.
• A Stitch Up event–An afternoon of sewing in memory of Deanna Davis
• The now annual Family and Community Activity Day, including quilting demos
• The best opening party yet!

Oh, and many many thanks to Joel Ignacio, of Joey’s Planting, for letting me use many of his photographs here. An amazing quilter, gardener, graphic designer, AND photographer, he takes the photos for our social media pages. (I had a major fail with half of my photographs the day I took them. Thank you for the rescue Joel!)

The exhibition takes place at the Piedmont Center for the Arts and plans are underfoot for next year so stay tuned for that. Let’s take a look at the wide variety and wonderful quilts in this year’s show:

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

Untied by Kristen Hosemann, quilted by Sue Fox

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Northwest by Stacey Sharman, of Peppermint Pinwheels

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Joyful by Darci Read

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Every Picture Tells a Story by Margaret Glendening

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Water's Edge by Andre Morand

Water’s Edge by Andre Morand

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Wavelengths by Lauren Hungler

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

Ladder by Linda Hlady

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

What I had by Kim Andersson, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

Midway by Anna Carloni

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

The Big Wasabi by Pati Fried, quilted by Kerry Reed

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Amish Inspired Bars by Kristen Takakuwa

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Pop Pendants by Ann Haley

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Faults by Susan Paulukonis

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Orange is The New Purple by Claire Sherman

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Starry Fox by Birgit Hottentrott, quilted by Terri Carpenter

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine's Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Justine’s Starbright Quilt by Adrienne St. John

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Half-Square Triangles by Tara Faughnan

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Make Do by Kathy Grady.

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Untitled by Patricia Smith

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

 

Crossroads "15" by Sue Mary Fox

Crossroads “15” by Sue Mary Fox

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Sun Shine by Sharona Fischrup, quilted by New Pieces Quilt Shop

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Happy Medallion Quilt by Rita Nguyen. Quilted by Natalia Bonner.

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Rose and Shine! by Carol Van Zandt

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Moonshadows Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Moonshadows fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O'Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Hand Dyes Pillow Covers by Ann Haley, made by Maryann Majorana and Pauline O’Connell, using Hand Dyes fabric by Kim Schafer

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Biased Opinion by Pati Fried

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carlini. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Sherbert Sunrise by Valerie Gibbins with Chancy Fessler, Terri carpenter, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Carousel by Anna Carloni with Terri Carpenter, Chancy Fessler, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

Paint by Improv by Chancy Fessler with Terri Carpenter, Anna Carloni, Valerie Gibbins. Quilted by Chancy Fessler.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

The Neighborhood by Terri Carpenter with Calerie Gibbons, Chancy Fessler, Anna Carloni. Quilted by Terri Carpenter.

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Stacey Sharman

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Terri Carpenter

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Kristen Takakuwa

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Margaret Glendenning

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

Mini Amish Quilt Challenge by Chancy Fessler

The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

Sherri Lynn Wood‘s new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters is not like any other quilting or sewing book.  I like the tagline as much as  the book: “A Guide to Creating, Quilting and Living Courageously”. There are no specific projects shown step-by -step, long a formula in sewing and quilting books. That would not work here as it would take the improv out of improv! Sherri Lynn Wood‘s unique solution to this dilemma is a combination of a meditation on improv quilting, and a guidebook to the world of improv, through the use of “scores”.

The “scores” are a way for readers to create their own unique quilts “from a set of parameters as a guide” that act as a  starting point. It doesn’t constrain you from being unique and improvisational, just sets you on a path and you can go where you want.  Never fear, she does cover techniques, both improvisation and patchwork as well as finishing techniques, and she also explores aspects and moods of color in detail. What is quilting without color?

This book is thoroughly original in its format, tone and content. A perfect union to the subject matter of creating original improv work. The photography by Sara Remington is scrumptious.

From The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

From The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

From The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

From The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood

Over 250 quilters signed on to test quilt the ten scores for the book. In the end only 22 quilts made it into the book though all of the quilts undoubtedly informed the final version of the book.  And we can show you some of the other quilts here. And I am sure more will be popping up in modern quilt shows around the country as I have seen many already in the exhibitions at QuiltCon and other regional shows. Here are just a few from the score “strings”. To see more from the strings score than I can show, here is a link to them on Daintytime.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, CA.

Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan.

Red Wine and Cheese by Madge Ziegler

Red Wine and Cheese by Madge Ziegler

Line Study # 4 by Drew Steinbrecher

Line Study # 4 by Drew Steinbrecher

Dancing Windmills by Meagan Buch

Dancing Windmills by Meagan Buch

Undoing by Elliot Turnbull

Undoing by Elliot Turnbull

"Untitled" by Tara Faughnan

“Untitled” by Tara Faughnan

Thinking of Spring by Bridget Bower

Thinking of Spring by Bridget Bower

Out My Window by Pam Pollock

Out My Window by Pam Pollock

Japanese String 2 by Heather Cameron

Japanese String 2 by Heather Cameron

You can also visit these sites to hear more about the different techniques shared in the book and see more of the inspiring creations to come out of Sherri’s workshops.

May 4: STC Craft – Score for Rhythmic Grid Gallery
May 4: Plaid Portico – Score for Strings Gallery
May 6: During Quiet Time – Test Quilter Amy Friend
May 8: Wise Craft Handmade – Score for Get Your Curve On Gallery
May 11: Studio Notes – Test Quilter Penny Gold
May 13: Quiltville – Score for Modern Block Improv Gallery
May 15: Peppermint Pinwheels – Test Quilter Stacey Sharman
May 18: Quirky Quilts – Test Quilter Kim McPeake
May 20: PoppyPrintCreates – Score for Patchwork Doodle Gallery
May 22: The Last Piece – Test Quilter Sara Fielke
May 25: Cauchy Complete – Score for Layered Curves Gallery
May 26: Diary of a Quilter – Score for Bias Strip Petals Gallery (you are >HERE<)
May 28: Getting Stitched on the Farm – Score for Improv Round Robin Gallery
May 29: Spoonflower – Score for Showing Up Gallery
May 30: Fresh Modern Quilts – Test Quilter Rossie Hutchinson

QuiltCon2015: Piecing category, part 2

Continuing, with the awards winners at the bottom, we have part 2 of the Piecing category from QuiltCon 2015, sponsored by Aurifil.

After this, we still have the Negative Space category, the Applique category, the Michael Miller Challenge and special exhibitions. In other words, much more to come!

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Moccasin by Anne Marie Chany. Plain City, Ohio. Quilted by Mindy Powell.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ceiling Tiles by Amy Garro. Indianapolis, Indiana.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

City Center by Angie Henderson. Winfield, Missouri.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Teal Sunshine by Matthew Wheeler. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Triangles Quilt by Tara Faughnan, Oakland, California.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Starfall II. Faith Jones. Lisle, Illinois.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Dear Gunta by Carrie Strine. Forest Hills, New York.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Barn-Remnant by Kim Eichler-Messmer. Kansas City, Kansas.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Wakefield by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Squaring The Circle by Jo Avery. Linlithgow, West Lothian, UK

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lemonade by Susan Strong. Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Gaggle of Geese by Janice Ryan. Glendale, California.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Fractal Kaleidoscope by Katie Larson. Kansas City, Kansas.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Anni Albers Orange Chair by Martha Peterson. Woodinville, Washington.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Modern Migration by Sue Bouchard. Vista, California. Quilted by Annie Potter.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Feathers by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas. Original Block by Play Crafts.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Off Kilter by Melissa Corry. Cedar City, Utah.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Tangelo by Shannon Page. Dallas, Texas.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Bearface by Jenna Richardson. Santa Barbara, California.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Flame by Rebecca Bryan. Wildwood, Missouri.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Facets by Liz Harvatine. Burbank, California.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

Holt Sh*t Sherlock by Kristy Daum. St. Louis, Missouri.

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

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

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

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

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of "The Quilted Garden"

Mercury by Jodi Weir. Vancouver, British Columbia. Quilted by Catherine Hanna of “The Quilted Garden”

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Fresh Pack by Dorie Schwartz. Mason, Michigan.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Little Brother by Stacey Murton. Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Fractured Triangles by Paula Leber. Merriam, Kansas. Quilted by Denise Pitts Best.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Emergent by Kari Vojtechovsky. Centennial, Colorado. 3rd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Balancing Act by Amanda Hohnstreiter. Thorndale, Texas. 2nd Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

Flight Path by Mary Menzer. Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1st Place, QuiltCon 2015 Piecing category.

QuiltCon 2015: Handwork category quilts

Yes, handwork and modern quilting do go hand in hand.  Actually almost all quilting traditions and techniques can be seen in some way in the quilts at QuiltCon and other modern quilting exhibitions.  Maybe it’s the aesthetic that defines the modern quilting “movement”?, and that in itself is also broad. But there is definitely something going on! And I like it.

The Handwork category was sponsored by Sulky. There was more than one quilt (and even in other categories) that were made as a call to create quilts using one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s improv scores from her new book The Improv Handbook for the Modern Quilter.   To honor that we’ll start out with one of Sherri Lynn Wood’s quilts and will end, as usual, with the winners of the category.

Here are the quilts from the handwork category, QuiltCon 2015:

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Score For Bias Strip Petals: Daisy by Sherri Lynn Wood. Oakland, California

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn. Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Funky Junk by Renee Tallman. Aptos, California.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz. Chicago, Illinois.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fernweh by Madeleine Roberg. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan. Oakland, California.

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca. Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Citrus Wedge by Jen Carlton Bailly. Portland, Oregon.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich. Oak Park, Illinois.

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussel. Columbus, Georgia. 2nd Place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral. Martinez, Buenos Aries, Argentina. 1st place, Handwork Category, QuiltCon 2015

Amish: The Modern Muse

Amish: The Modern Muse at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles runs in two parts.  The first part goes through January 10th, then the second part through March 1st 2015.

The museum asked local modern quilt guilds to submit quilts inspired by Amish quilts but with a modern take. The East Bay Modern Quilters, the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild and the South Bay Modern Quilt Guild gladly participated, and after being curated by San Francisco artist Joe Cunningham, it was decided to run the show in two groups. Good news, as there will be more marvelous quilts to post in January!

Alas this is my last post of the year, but the Plaid Portico will be back mid January with coverage of the second round of Amish: The Modern Muse, coverage of some up and coming designers doing cool things,and then some pretty comprehensive coverage of QuiltCon.

Happy New Year in advance!

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Striped Amish by Pam Rocco, 2014

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

Tribute by Pati Fried, 2014, machine quilting by Kerry Reed, both machine and hand quilted

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

We Are by Anne Sullivan, 2014

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

House Top Quilts by Tara Faughnan, 2013

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

X by Stacey Sharman, 2014. Cotton, linen, wool, denim, and upholstery samples. Machine and hand quilted.

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter 

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

What I Had by Kim Andersson, 2014. Quilted by Terry Carpenter

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Zyklen by Vanessa de Fabrega, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Amish-ish by Ruth Beeby, 2014

Look Who's Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Look Who’s Walking by Karen Foster, 2014.

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Center Diamond, Up Close by Michelle Boyd, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Tic-Tac-Oh by Erin Metzler, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Capitola Crossing by Karen Foster, 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Amish Electricity by Claire Sherman 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

Almost Amish by Lyndalee Korn, 2014

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

1500 by Vanessa de Fabrega 2014, quilted by Angie Woolman

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

Feeling Blue by Linda Hlady 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

MacAmish by Carole Rossi, 2014

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids

Circus Improv by Carol Van Zandt 2014, using Andover textured solids