Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quiltcon Quilts: A Taste of Modern

jill here....Quiltcon leaves us with inspiration and challenges.  Personally, I was so impressed with the wonderful quilting that so many entrants executed.  I might just have to give it a try!  So here are just a few of the quilts displayed in the show.  Our hope is that we give appropriate credit to these fantastic designs.
1st Place - Group or Bee Quilts
Ankorage,  Alaska  Modern Quilt Guild
"Off  The B.O.W."
Inspired by Gwen Marston's Liberated Quiltmaking II
We agree with the designers that the pop of dark teal gives the design a punch of interest!

Honorable  Mention
Handwork, Small Quilts
"Bohemian Confetti"
Felicity Ronaghan,
British Columbia, Canada.

Over all pops of color is emphasized by the hand stitching on this modern white background.

Applique: Small Quilts
Self Study I
 Chawne Kimber,
Easton, Pennsylvania, US
This artistic applique is set in the modern mosaic.  Small can be powerful.
Handwork Large Quilts 1st Place
Log Cabin Improv
 Sheri Lynn Wood
California, US
This large quilt has fantastic hand stitching that is not evident from this photo.  Slightly skewed, wool and warm colors provide an exciting approach to this log cabin improv.
Handwork Large Quilts
"Curried Plums"
 Debbie Grifka
Ann Arbor, Michigan, Us

Debbie has a knack with applique!  Her asymmetric background brings focus to her variety of circles.
She sells a pattern commercially that is similar to this design.

Best in Show
Modern Traditionalism, Large Quilts
"Double Edged Love"
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
New York, New York, US

Traditional pattern with modern fabrics and unexpected negative space.
Award (uncertain as I cut off the ribbon in my photo)!
Improvisation, Large Quilts
"Sing It Out Loud"
Karen Anderson Abraham
Santa Barbara, California, US
Check back later this week as I hope to feature more great entrants.


  1. Oh my gosh! I am just loving that top image---beautiful

  2. Comforting to note all of the "handwork" awards. In this age of machinery, I like the idea that hand stitching is alive and well. Log Cabin Improv reminds me of the Gee's Bend improv quilts - amazing that those quilts have turned into art quilts, when their original purpose was functionality!

    1. Art and/or function are all in the eyes of the beholder! They are a feast either way! jill

    2. I am often heard saying, "Think outside the box!" It is amazing to see how "improv" works most of the time. Thank you for your inspiration!

  3. Aww, thanks for including my quilt in your round-up! There were so many inspirational quilts there!

  4. Thanks for sharing. It's always great to see what others are doing. That top quilt is wonderful.


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