I’ve finally categorized, edited and sorted through the pictures I took of the quilts from QuiltCon 2015. This is the view from my perspective.
There were so many beautiful quilts and I tried to take pictures of the 1st place winners from the main categories. So let’s start there:
I love the ribbons that were awarded to each category. These were all made by the talented Elizabeth Hartman.
I missed a few categories, but it was a last minute thought to catch what I could of the winners. From my perspective, it looked like the judges were quite taken with any kind of straight line quilting, most notably matchstick and parallel lines.
I also saw a lot of concentric circle quilting (which I really like). Here are a few of my favorites:
I noticed that many of my favorite quilts were from the “Modern Traditionalism” category. I think that seems to define my style of quilting at the moment. I also LOVE all of the bright colors! Let’s take a look:
I also love the piecing category. It’s probably my favorite part of the quilting process besides buying and picking out my fabric. Here are some of the quilts from that category:
From the “Handwork” category, this is my personal favorite and the reason for my new obsession with hexagons and English paper piecing:
I love applique and found a few that I had taken pictures of from that category:
I also took pictures of a few quilts that “tickled my fancy”:
It was nice to see the quilts from “do. Good. Stitches”.
Here are some of them:
There was also an exhibit of “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend”:
My own award for most photographed quilt (by me) goes to this quilt by Nydia Kehnle:
Obviously, I am smitten with Nydia’s free motion quilting. I love the random and creative details that make you want to look for more.
I have more pictures, but I’m losing steam (and my butt is numb from sitting so long at the computer). Maybe there will be a part 2. If you want to see the full spectrum of winning quilts, you should visit The Modern Quilt Guild Blog.
My apologies if I didn’t get the quilt names correct or if I misspelled any names. I did the best I could. I even had to leave a few out because I couldn’t give proper credit to the maker.
This is definitely the “QuiltCon view” from my perspective. I am sort of new to the modern quilt world. I’m still not sure where I fit in, but I had some personal insights following my QuiltCon experience. I see that I’m drawn to the use of color in modern quilting. I love the solids, the low volume and the rainbow colors. I also find that I like the combination of vintage and modern together. That is a match made in heaven! I’m not a big fan of the minimalist designs, and quilts that “scream” modern don’t grab me too much either.
I guess I’ve got one foot in the modern door and the other foot is still too comfortable with the traditional world to completely cross the threshold. And that’s o.k. with me.