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!


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

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

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

  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.

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

  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!

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

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


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...