Modern Quilting

Quiltcon 2015 – Handwork

Handwork – Quilt includes at least one element of handwork including, but not limited to: hand piecing, hand quilting, embroidery, redwork, cross stitch, crewel, etc. Hand stitched binding does not qualify as handwork.

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

 

Improv Log Cabin by Tara Faughnan
Individual Member, Oakland, California (left)

Geometric Rainbow by Nicole Daksiewicz
Chicago, Illinois, Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

 

Sunset Waves by Laura Hartrich
Chicago MQG

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

 

Bias Petal Play by Marion Shimoda
Portland MQG (right)

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

 

Syncopation Quilt by Jean Cockburn
Individual Member, British Columbia

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

First Place Fuzhou Fujian by Patricia Lutteral

Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Patricia Lutteral

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Second Place North Alabama Hillsides by Cathy Fussell

Columbus, Georgia, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Cathy Fussell

Quiltcon 2015 - Handwork

Third Place Fill the Void by Cinzia Allocca

Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
Pieced & Quilted by: Cinzia Allocca

Quiltcon 2015 – Appliqué

Appliqué – Quilt includes either machine or hand layering of fabric where the quilt’s primary focus is appliqué.

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

The Conan Quilt by Allison Chambers

San Antonio, Texas

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

First Place Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer
Calgary, AB, Canada, Calgary MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Katrina Hertzer

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Second Place The Dishes Can Wait by Rachel Kerley
Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Oregon MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Rachel Kerley

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Third Place Typewriter No. 5 by Jessica Toye
Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Jessica Toye

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

 

Survivor by Jen Benoit Bryan
Chicago, Illinois, Chicago MQG

 

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Hometown Quilt by Gina Pina

Austin MQG

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

 

Bowls and Balls #2 by Rachel Kerley
Portland MQG (right)

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

 

Self Study #4 (The One for T) by Chawne Kimber

Individual Member, Pennsylvannia

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 - Applique

Quiltcon 2015 – Youth

Youth – Entrants 18 years and younger

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Grapeshot by Maggie Johnson

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Pinwheels by Katie Ivie

Austin, Texas

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Side Step by Katie Ivie

Austin, Texas

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Staircase by Katie Ivie

Austin, Texas

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

First Place Rainbow Magic by Mollie McMahon

Sutton, NSW, Australia, Canberra MQG
Pieced by: Mollie McMahon Quilted by: Mollie McMahon & Jules McMahon

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Second Place The Overgrown City by Cadence Jenkins

Ovilla, Texas, Dallas MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Cadence Jenkins

Quiltcon 2015 - Youth

Third Place Rothko’s Dream by Evie Guigley

Hernando, Mississippi, Pieced by: Evie Guigley & her mother
Quilted by: Evie Guigley & Teresa Pino

Quiltcon 2015 – Bias Tape

Quilting Challenge – Bias Tape Applique, sponsored by Panasonic – Quilts that include either machine or hand sewn bias tape as part of the main design element.

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

 

Survivor by Jen Benoit Bryan
Chicago, Illinois, Chicago MQG (lower right)

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Third Place Knit Stitch by Dorie Schwarz (left)

Mason, Michigan, Ann Arbor MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Dorie Schwarz

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

Second Place Stock on Hand by Katherine Jones

Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania, Australia MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Katherine Jones

Quiltcon 2015 - Bias Tape Challenge

First Place CPU by Katherine Jones

Chigwell, Tasmania, Australia, Tasmania, Australia MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Katherine Jones

Quiltcon 2015 – Small Quilts

Small quilts –  A quilt that fits into the categories listed below that measures thirty six inches or less per side. The quilt can be any shape as long as it does not exceed the size limit. The challenge is open to individuals or groups. Individuals may only be involved in one quilt or group.

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

First Place What’s the frequency, love? by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Woodbridge, Connecticut, Southern Connecticut MQG
Pieced & Quitled by: Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Second Place In Wedowee by Chawne Kimber
Easton, Pennsylvania, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Chawne Kimber

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Third Place Curious by Amy Friend
West Newbury, Massachusetts, Seacoast MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Amy Friend

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 - Small Quilt

Quiltcon 2015 – Group and Bee Quilts

Group and Bee Quilts – Modern quilts made by three or more people.

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Third Place Central Jersey MQG Banner by Members of The Central Jersey MQG

Phillipsburg, New Jersey, Central Jersey MQG

Pieced by: Neva Asinari, Janet Bergman, Amy Blanchard, Helen Branch, Robin Buscemi, Christina Di Marco, Susan Flick, Andy Foster, Elaine Hagaman, Tatiana Kennedy, Jessica Levitt, Sandy Mahaney, Teddi Munslow, Lori Saporito, Linda Schulz, Rachel Singh, Jessica Skultety Quilted by: Jessica Levitt

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Second Place Churn Dash 2: Complementary by Members of The Seattle MQG

Woodinville, Washington, Seattle MQG
Pieced by: Martha Peterson, Deborah Ferguson and Chandra Wu Quilted by: Martha Peterson

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

First Place Playing with Little Bits by Members of The Baltimore MQG

Columbia, Maryland, Baltimore MQG
Pieced by: Rose Daley, Anna Levengood, Jill Safford, Jessica Skultety, Jessica Levitt, Robin Tillsworth, Rachel Singh, and Elizabeth Timmons Quilted by: Rose Daley

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 - Group Or Bee Quilts

Quiltcon 2015 – Improvisation

Improvisation – Quilt is pieced improvisationally (without the use of a defined pattern or templates).

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Full Bloom by Latifah Saafir Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnie Individual MQG

First Place The Rabbit Hole by Nydia Kehnle

Monroe, New York, Individual MQG Member
Pieced & Quilted by: Nydia Kehnle

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks Los Angeles MQG

Second Place Aleph Bet by Serena Brooks

Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Serena Brooks

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - This Way by Tricia Royal Chicago MQG

Third Place This Way by Tricia Royal

Chicago, Illinois, Chicago MQG
Pieced & Quilted by: Tricia Royal

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - For Tonya by Emily Coffey Ashville MQG

 

For Tanya by Emily Coffey
Asheville MQG (North Carolina)
Judge’s Choice

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Yin Yang by Serena Brooks Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - A Dance For Emily by Rossie Hutchinson Ann Arbor MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Mosaic by Pamela Rocco South Bay Area MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - From The Day Forward by Tina Michalik South Bay Area MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Kelly Quilt by Maritza Soto Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Abby's Abstract II by Amanda Jean Nyberg Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Intersection by Neva Asinari Central Jersey MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Fade Into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle Individual MQG

 

Fade Into Gray by Stephanie Ruyle
Individual Member, Colorado

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Juicy by Charlotte Newland Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Fade To Black by Sarah Lowry Triangle MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Untitled (Improv Half Log Cabin) by Heather Jones Cincinnati MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan Houston MQG

 

Rainbow Remix by Rebecca Bryan
Houston MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Gradient by Alys Gagnon Melbourne MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Abyuna Al Minya by Patricia Lutteral Individual MQG

 

Abyuna Al Minya by Patricia Lutteral
Individual Member, Argentina

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Infinite Whispers by Jennifer Chan Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Northwest by Stacey Sharman Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - In Anniston by Chaene Kimber Individual MQG

 

In Anniston by Chawne Kimber
Individual Member, Pennsylvannia

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Modern Sunset by Lauren Palmer and Wild Geese by Penny Gold Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Blocks From The Crayon Box by Carolyn Griffith Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Las Ventanas by Kristine Shields Central Oregon MQG

 

Las Ventanas by Kristin Shields
Central Oregon MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Arne by Rossie Hutchinson Ann Arbor MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Transposition by Anne Hammond Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Primary by

 

Primary by Elisa Albury
Salt Lake MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Tune In Next Week by Chawne Kimber Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Through The Open Window by Amy Anderson Asheville MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Pickle Jars by Jamie Gonce Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Shades Of Gray by Terry Aske Vancouver MQG and Emerald City by Charlottr Newland Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Off Centre by Andres Rosales Los Angeles MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - The White Quilt by Shannon Page Dallas MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Spiraling Out Of Control by Christa Watson Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - I'm A Fan Of Fabric by Rachel Kerley Portland MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Shifting Impressions by Marianne Hacik Edmonton MQG

 

Shifting Impressions by Marianne Haak
Edmonton MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Mahjong by Leslie Schmidt Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Lite Brite by Maria Shel Individual MQG

 

Lite Brite by Maria Shell
Individual Member, Alaska

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Entropy by Elisa Albuny Salt Lake MQG

 

Entropy by Elisa Albury
Salt Lake MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - You Can't Rush Art by Amanda Jean Nyberg Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Sunburst Quilt by Tara Faughnan Individual MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Bird's Eye View by Nathalie Bearden Individual MQG

 

Bird’s Eye View by Nathalie Bearden
Individual Member, Texas

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Folded Flock by Jenna Brand Ann Arbor MQG

Quiltcon 2015 Improvisation - Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecker Individual MQG

Tidy Towns: Irish Houses by Andrew Steinbrecher

Cincinnati, Ohio

Quiltcon 2015 - Improvisation Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood Individual MQG

 

Score for Modern Block Improv: Flying Geese by Sherri Lynn Wood
Individual Member, California

Quiltcon 2015

Quiltcon 2015 - ORD to Austin Non Stop

Quiltcon 2015 Early Wednesday morning. Waiting for American Airlines flight and feeling pretty Bad Ass right now. Wanna be a Bad Ass Quilter too? Head over to Bad Ass Quilter’s Society and talk to Maddie Kertay.

Quiltcon 2015 - Emily, Shruti & Me

Headed out to Iron Cactus for a taste of Austin (Texas). Emily Lang from Mommy’s Nap Time and Shruti Dandekar made the trip from India.

Quiltcon 2015 - Grand Rover MOD Squad

Met these lovely ladies at OHare Airport on their layover from Ontario Canada. Their group is the Grand River MOD Squad (Audrey,Marsha,Dorothy and Marilyn). Check out their group on FB.

Quiltcon 2015 - Registeration

Yep a pile of goodie bags. Who wouldn’t want to dive into these…

Quiltcon 2015 - Joyce Franklin & MeCame all the way to Austin Texas and met Joyce Franklin from the Midwest. Owner of Quilts and Other Notions in Creston, Iowa.

Welcome to Quiltcon 2015 Austin Texas

Finding The Right Design

Have you ever had a task that you found to have a brain block on?  Maybe mine was temporarily away or just taking a break. My customer and quilt friend, Janice H. had brought me her quilt top to enhance with longarming the right design. She really liked her fabric with the crows and liked the folk feel, this top was giving her.

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I looked at many digital designs; okay hundreds.  Auditioned various designs including a leaf design, but didn’t want to make the finished quilt too seasonal. Found a design by Debra Geissler and Designs by Deb, that had a great design with a pear but adding a bird would be better for this quilt.

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Okay, so if we could just add a crow……hmmmmm. I contacted Deb , sent her a close up of what I was hoping to achieve and 2 days later, DONE.

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Deb was open, fast and right on the money with the design.

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Happy Quilter = Happy Customer!!!!

I must say, this is the second time I have asked for a tweak, or something special from Deb and she has been a pleasure to work with.

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Quiltcon 2015 – Lectures, Lectures and More Lectures

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Woohoo I got into all the lectures and my hotel room is booked. If you are planning to attend next February 2015 would love to meet you.