QuiltCon East 2017 Recap
March 14, 2017 in News
Created by Kim Soper of Huntington, New YorkI can definitely see why this was chosen as People's Choice. This geometric pop art style quilt is absolutely breathtaking. The whole concept with the pops of color truly comes together to showcase creativity and quilting as an art form. P.S. This quilt also was awarded in the category: Improvision: 1st Place.
Applique: 2nd Place
Title: Tea and Skittles
Created by Thomas Knauer
I'm going to quote the creator of the quilt because this statement speaks for itself "this quilt questions a society that claims to protect children even as it sees children of color as threats, even targets." When I looked at the quilt I did see something interesting that stood out from the others. Faintly stitched into the quilt are words. I learned these words were from Travyon Martin's obituary.
Michael Miller Luxe Fabric Challenge: 1st Place
Title: Luxe Modern
Created by Susan Clay of Sante Fe, New Mexico
This quilt was created from the traditional "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" quilt block with a few modern touches. The use of fabric and color choices establishes a rhythm that keeps the eye moving around the quilt and not just one location.
Minimalist Design: 1st Place
Title: Wax and Wave
Created by Susan Kyle of Ontario, Canada
This quilt has some unique inspiration. Just by looking at the name you probably couldn't predict what it was. In the description, the creator stated, "Have you every wondered (while the esthetician is waxing your eyebrows) about the white fabric used to pull off the wax." Now let me tell you I was in shock. She created this quilt with 100% cotton muslin rolls which is what the white fabric her esthetician uses for waxing.
Handwork: 2nd Place
Title: Quilt no.019 Of Discontent
Created by Shelby Skumanich of Loveland, Colorado
This quilter played around with the idea of light verses dark to create this interesting quilt. As the quilter states, it is "a vessel of self-expression and contemplation" which shows through the vertical composition and asymmetry.
Small Quilts: 1st Place
Created by Katie Larson
This unconventional quilt stands out to me not only because it isn't the typical rectangle or square shape, but that it is involves a variety of shapes and components. The quilter used different techniques and her own creativity to compose this quilting masterpiece.
Looking for more quilty inspiration? There are plenty of other quilts to be seen. Check out all QuiltCon 2017 Award Winners and their quilts here.
Congratulations to everyone who entered their quilting creations for everyone to see! Your dedication and drive to create and showcase your special talents are truly inspiring. I would have have loved to see all the quilts on display. Fingers crossed I get to go next year. Speaking of next year, mark your calendars for February 22-25 for QuiltCon West in Pasadena California. Keep an eye out for more information on The Modern Quilt Guild's website.
That wraps up today's post about QuiltCon East 2017. Be sure to check back soon for more quilting fun in honor of National Quilting Month!