Category: QuiltCon

QuiltCon

QuiltCon East is coming soon and I hope you get a chance to attend.  Angela Walters will be the keynote speaker and there is a special exhibit of many of her quilts, as well as quilts by Tula Pink, Emily Cier, Jacquie Gering, Alexandra Ledgerwood, Cherri House, and more.  

There will be inspirational quilts on display, great vendors, and plenty of excellent classes at this fun event.

At QuiltCon West, this past February, I was thoroughly impressed with the quilts and vendors and I’m confident that attendees of QuiltCon East will be so too!

Here is a quilt that caught my attention for design and free-motion quilting:

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#IAMONBOARD was designed and made by Allison Chambers, of San Antonio, Texas.

 

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Artist Description for this quilt: “I have always loved the traditional quilt block.  I modernized it by blowing it up to an 18″ x 24” block.  The boat floats on half-square triangle waves against a large expanse of a sky.  The popularity of Saturday Night Live’s video short “I’m on a boat” featuring Andy Samberg and the resulting Instagram hashtag is the inspiration for the title of this quilt.  I used Chambrey to add texture to the water and Jessica created a design for the quilting that mimics clouds and wind for the sky and the churning waves and sea foam bubbles of the ocean.

Have you ever attended a Modern Quilt Show?  What do you think of Modern Quilting ?  Are you going to attend QuiltCon East?

#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

While at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February, this stunning quilt, by Jess Frost, of  Mount Stuart, Tasmania, Australia  caught my attention:

 

 

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In addition to glitz, this quilt had inspirational free-motion quilting.

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And a variety of quilting motifs.

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Even beautiful swirls and pearls.

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I hope you enjoy seeing Jess’s quilt as much as I did.

 

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Great job Jess.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Jess at:

https://www.facebook.com/jess.frost.180?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/TheElvenGarden/?pnref=about.overview

 

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

Today I want to recognize Pamela Gavin, of Bakersfield, California, for her stunning quilt “Modern Glacier”, which was displayed  at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February.

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This quilt drew me in to look and admire.

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The variety of quilting motifs, as well as shapes and their respective fills, created interest.

 

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Total #CreativeGoodness.

 

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Great job Pamela.  Total #CreativeGoodness.

You can find Pamela at:

https://www.facebook.com/pamela.gavin.319

 

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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#CreativeGoodness With Modern Quilting And Free-Motion Quilting

While at QuiltCon West 2016, this past February, this stunning quilt, by Cheryl Brady, of Kansas City, Missouri, caught my attention:

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Stunning quilt with inspirational free-motion quilting.

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An interesting variety of quilting motifs, creating a feeling of movement.

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And each design plays well with the others, as well as the pieced design.

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I hope you enjoy seeing Cheryl’s quilt as much as I did.

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You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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QuiltCon West 2016 – Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild

The Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild won an award, for free-motion quilting (machine quilting frameless category), with this stunning quilt that incorporated the design of their MQG Club Logo.

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The details are amazing and include a variety of FMQ motifs, from swirls….20160221_123938

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Logo designed by Bob Lowe
Pieced by Lois Warwick
Applique by Sally Williams & Laurie Moodie
Quilting by Renee Hoffman
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86” x 45”

Great job Albuquerque MQG. Wonderful guild logo quilt.  Absolutely wonderful.

You can find the Albuquerque MQG at:

https://abqmqg.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/abqmqg/

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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QuiltCon West 2016 – Free-Motion Quilting

While attending QuiltCon West, this past February, I enjoyed many Modern Quilts, but also the stunning free-motion quilting.  Today I want to share a quilt made by Beth Shutty, of Summerfield, Florida.

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“Cut Diamonds” is the name of her quilt, which she designed using EQ7 software.  She started with a one block triangle grid, changing block colors and placement until she settled on a diamond shape.  I found her over design brilliant.  P1140588

She also used beautiful colors to create shading and depth.P1140589

And her free-motion quilting, stitched on a domestic machine, added complementary texture and design to her quilt.P1140590

You can find the Las Vegas MQG at:

http://lasvegasmqg.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasModernQuiltGuild
https://www.instagram.com/lasvegasmqg/

You can find the QuiltCon at:

http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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QuiltCon West 2016 – Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild

The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild has a stunning quilt which caught my attention when I attended the QuiltCon West, this past February.

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It incorporates their club logo beautifully, into the overall design of the quilt.
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And I love the variety of blocks and colors.

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And a variety of spectacular free-motion quilting was incorporated in this quilt, making it really stand out.

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Great job Las Vegas MQG. Spectacular guild logo quilt.  

You can find the Las Vegas MQG at:

http://lasvegasmqg.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasModernQuiltGuild
https://www.instagram.com/lasvegasmqg/

You can find the QuiltCon at:
http://www.quiltconeast.com/

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A Sneak Peek on QuiltConWest 2016

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For those attending QuiltConWest, today I want to share insights to heighten your awareness of this upcoming event and encourage you to attend, if possible.  For those not able to attend QuiltConWest, I’ll be attending and sharing insights during the event with those that follow me on Instagram, Facebook, as well as Twitter.  Of course, blog followers will also get updates after I’ve attended this event (to be shared sometime next week). And, I’m hopeful to pick up some fun items to create a special QuiltConWest giveaway for followers.  For now, here are a special sneak peek:

Marcus Fabrics has created an excellent QuiltCon 2016 Magazine, packed with insights about their new Studio 37 fabric line. For attendees at QuiltConWest I want to encourage you to visit their booth to learn about these new fabrics, but to also take advantage of an wonderful opportunity to help make charity quilts.

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Marcus Fabrics will have mini-sewing stations setup where they will provide all the supplies, attendees can simply take time to stitch a block using new Studio 37 fabrics.  Later, the Studio 37 Fabric designers Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell, will turn these blocks into quilts to Support ALS Research.  Plus, everyone that completes a block gets a FREE fat quarter, plus the chance to win one of three Studio 37 Goodie Baskets!

To clarify, all the quilts made with these blocks will be donated to the Hope and Dreams Quilt Challenge, organized by Quilter’s Dream Batting.

 

You can find QuiltConWest at:

http://www.quiltconwest.com/
https://www.instagram.com/themqg/
https://www.facebook.com/quiltcon

You can find Marcus Fabrics at:

www.MarcusFabrics.com
blogMarcus Mentions 
https://www.facebook.com/marcusbrotherstextiles

 

If you know of anyone attending QuiltConWest, I hope you will let them know about the special event in the Marcus Fabrics booth and encourage them to make a block, while at this show.   And, don’t forget I’ll be sharing insights about this show via instagram, twitter, facebook during the show, as time allows.  And, I’ll share more insights via a blog post asap.  

I hope you are having a great week and finding time to enjoy and create.

 

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