Monday, February 25, 2013

QuiltCon Recap: The Quilts

Hello! I got back from QuiltCon yesterday morning, and I wanted to share with you some favorite quilts from the show that really inspired me. I realize there are some great ones that I missed, probably because I ended up talking to so many great people this weekend! I'll be back to talk a bit more about that later. But for now, here are some quilts, a few of which are from the Denyse Schmidt exhibit.

QuiltCon Show Quilts


Quilting trends that I hope continue:

- Curves and circles

- Solids

- Asymmetry and abstraction

- Group and bee quilts that push the boundaries of normal (see here and here)

- Modern takes on traditional quilt patterns (see QuiltCon's best in show)


Quilting trends that really impacted me:

- Not square or rectangle in shape (see here and here)

- Statement quilts (like this one by Thomas Knauer)

- Meticulous machine quilting, and the variety of designs possible within one quilt (Angela Walters is my hero... just look at this amazing quilting!)

- Concentric circles, squares, etc. I just get lost in the design (see here and here)



QuiltCon Show Quilts

The Modern Quilt guild announced the full list of show winners and I am beyond excited that many of my blogging friends were recognized for their work. Congrats to all who exhibited in the show! That in itself is a huge honor, and I wish that I had submitted something. I've got my thinking cap on for 2015. :)

Handmade ribbons from the QuiltCon staff (photo: Elizabeth Hartman)

This is the first time I've attended a juried quilt show, and I've had to say that it was extremely inspiring. I came home with new ideas that were not so much inspired by the quilt designs I saw, but just the overall energy and creativity around me.

Be back soon with more on QuiltCon. Also, I snapped many quilt photos this weekend, and you can see them in more detail at my Flickr page!



9 comments:

  1. seriously love that they made all the ribbons. and those quilts! yep, i'm pretty inspired too!

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  2. So great to meet you in person, Lindsay. I couldn't agree more about the plethora of inspiration at the show!!

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  3. The quilts and ribbons are awesome! i'm kinda jealous!

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  4. Thanks for all of the photos! I'm hoping somewhere there will be a list of photos with captions telling us who made each of the quilts.

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  5. Thanks for sharing all those pics, and I love the ribbons!

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  6. Thanks for sharing a recap! I SOOO wish I could have been there! I'm feeling very inspired just by all the pictures I am seeing everywhere!

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  7. Those ribbons are just so yummy! Thanks for posting your pics! It was a blast, wasn't it? =}

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  8. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing. It was a fabulous time, wasn't it!?!

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