Photos of the rest of the winning quilts from QuiltCon continue. I blogged about some of the winners in my last post - here. And I missed taking photos of a couple of the winners, and I apologize for that - it was simply my oversight in trying to keep track and get photos of them all.
Next weekend, I will try to add blog or flickr links to the quilters, I just don't have time to do that until I am back home and caught up at work. And, as I said last post, if you quilt is posted here and you would prefer it was not, just let me know and I will take it down.
So enjoy the rest of the wonderful winning quilts from QuiltCon:
Bohemian Confetti by Felicity Ronaghan - Honorable Mention, Handwork, Small Quilts.
Modern Mini by Carolyn D. Braun - 1st Place, Handwork, Small Quilts.
Dark Star by Maura G. Ambrose - 3rd Place, Handwork, Large Quilts.
untitled by Lindsay Stead - 2nd Place, Handwork, Large Quilts. This one was also one of the Judge's Choice quilts.
Log Cabin Improv by Sherri Lynn Wood - 1st Place, Handwork, Large Quilts.
Sea Glass on Sand by Felicity Ronaghan - Honorable Mention, Improvisation, Small Quilts.
Red Concentrate by Lavialle Campbell - 1st Place, Improvisation, Small Quilts.
Unraveled by Kati Spencer - 2nd Place, Improvisational, Large Quilts.
Pantone Circles by Elizabeth Brandt - 1st Place, Improvisational, Large Quilts.
Needless by Laura Bisagna - Honorable Mention, Applique, Small Quilts.
Self Study by Chawne M. Kimber - 1st Place, Applique, Small Quilts.
Retro Modern Shapes by Heather Davidson - 3rd Place, Applique, Large Quilts.
Rainbow Blocks by Kathleen K. Baden - 2nd Place, Applique, Large Quilts.
Flying Saucer by Lisa A. Alexakis - 1st Place, Applique, Large Quilts.
Helix, Nicole G. Neblett - Honorable Mention - Minimalist Design, Small Quilts.
Pua Kua by Donna Morales-Oemig - 1st Place, Minimalist Design, Small Quilts.
2 + 2 by Colleen Wootton - 2nd Place, Minimalist Design, Large Quilts.
Untitled, Lindsay Stead - 1st Place, Minimalist Design, Large Quilts.
A Modern Day Mystery by Lisa Haik (? spelling last name) - 3rd Place, Maasi Mara Collection Challenge.
Not Quite a Shadow by Susan Shore, 2nd Place, Maasi Mara Collection Challenge.
Dear Stella as Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Melody Baker - 1st Place, Maasi Mara Collection Challenge.
Confetti Amongst Friends by Kristy L. Daum - 3rd Place, Group and Bee Quilts.
Off the B.O.W. by Krista Fleckenstein - 1st Place, Group and Bee Quilts.
Shirts by Carolyn Friedlander - 3rd Place, Modern Miniature Challenge.
Analysis of Variance by Charlotte Newland - 2nd Place, Modern Miniature Challenge.
Modern Challenge by Catherine A Redford - 1st Place Modern Miniature Challenge.
Sing it Out Loud by Karen L. Anderson-Abraham - Coats & Clark Quilting Excellence Award.
Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Best in Show.
Again, apologies for the missing few quilts. It was fun to photograph all these quilts. I can tell you all that people were stopping to look at the quilts. They were taking photos. They were oohing and ahhhing over them. They were truly interested in these quilts.
It felt so good to have my quilts in this show, it was so wonderful to see the show, and I only wish you all could have come too.
Monday, February 25, 2013
I am going to share with you the photos I took of the winning quilts at quilt show at QuiltCon 2013. I am not sure I got them all, and I am going to put them up here in more than one part.
Each quilt in this show was wonderful, I am so glad I was not a judge - but it is fun to celebrate the stunning winners.
And if one of these is your quilt and you would rather I did not show it off, just comment or email me (shecanquilt [at] gmail [dot] com) and I will take the photo down.
That one up there is mine, Shattered, Honourable Mention, Use of Negative Space, Small Quilts.
Mobile, Elizabeth Brandt, 1st Place, Use of Negative Space, Small Quilts.
Rhythm & Blues, Anne Diester, 3rd Place, Use of Negative Space, Large Quilts.
Broken Diamonds, Kati Spencer, 2nd Place, Use of Negative Space, Large Quilts.
Trajectory #2 by Megan E. Dye, 1st Place, Use of Negative Space, Large Quilts.
Fresh Plus by Kathy York, Honourable Mention, Modern Traditionalism, Small Quilts.
Lifesavers, Lee Heinrich, 1st Place, Modern Traditionalism, Small Quilts.
Hannah by Katie Scairrino, 3rd Place, Modern Traditionalism, Large Quilts.
Doppleganger by Thomas Knauer, 2nd Place, Modern Traditionalism, Large Quilts.
New Star Rising by Ben Darby, 1st Place, Modern Traditionalism, Large Quilts.
Flock of Starlings by Terri Carpenter, 1st Place, Piecing, Small Quilts
Don't Blink by Caro Sheridan, 3rd Place, Piecing, Large Quilts.
Autumn Jewels by Krista Fleckenstein, 2nd Place, Piecing, Large Quilts.
RonQuilt, The Ron Swanson Quilt, by Monica Solario-Snow, 1st Place, Piecing.
I will post some more later, aren't they wonderful! I have one more day in Austin so I am off shopping and sight seeing for now.
edited: Part 2 is now posted here.
Friday, February 22, 2013
There is Shattered, hanging in the QuiltCon show. And she won a ribbon - Honourable Mention in the mini quilt Use of Negative Space catagory. They gave out First and Honourable Mention to mini quilts. It is pretty overwhelming to me to receive that ribbon, just having quilts in the show is so cool.
So, full disclosure time. I went to the award ceremony at lunch yesterday and they announced the winners. So the next thing I did was head over to see the quilts for the first time. Did I politely look at all the stunning quilts? Nope, not a chance. I went to see my quilt with its ribbon and photographed it for instagram and flickr and then went to see my other quilt - Noise. Then I was out of time and had to get back to my workshop with Jacquie Gehring, who is just the best teacher ever. I did look at a few quilts after the workshop but there was just not much time before the exhibit closed.
Tomorrow after I am finished my workshop with Yoshiko Jinzenji at noon, I hope to photograph lots of quilts and share more about them all here after that. Today I spent the day learning to dye fabric with Malka Dabrawsky, who is also a wonderful teacher. And tonight is the 80's dance party. I think it will be fun and it is time to get ready to go.
Oh and Texas is great. Last night at dinner when one of the women commented on the large size of her meal, the cook said, "Well mam'am, this is Texas." Which sort of sums it up. Oh and he said it with that Texas accent that I just love. I do like it here.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Mod Pop is one of my favourite patterns. It was written by my friend Julie who blogs at Distant Pickles. There are links on her blog here if you want to buy the pattern and/or handy acrylic templates.
I started the Mod Pop QAL after pattern testing for Julie and making Whitewater, which is a baby size Mod Pop and is off living with a beautiful new baby. I wanted to make a king size Mod Pop and needed some friends to keep me going. Today we get to celebrate all the finished Mod Pop quilts from the QAL. The picture is above the information about the quilt and quilter.
This is the stunning very last finish. Ann, who blogs at Bright Side of Balance spent yesterday hand stitching the binding.
Jennifer from Knotted Thread finished this one which reminds me of oranges on a sunny blue sky day.
Shena who blogs at Apple Pie Patchwork named her luscious quilt More Wine Please.
This excellent Mod Pop was made by Diane from Quiltova and lives on her guest bed.
Terri, who blogs at Stuff and Things made this amazing ombre Mod Pop.
This is Alex's version of Mod Pop. She also used an ombre approach which creates a stunning effect in the middle. Alex blogs at She Creates an Outlet.
That is Cindy's Mod Pop which she gave to her brother. She blogs at Fluffy Sheep Quilting.
This one is by Anne from Play Crafts.
The back of Anne's Mop Pop shows another way to use this pattern.
Caroline from Trillium Design made this holiday version of the Mod Pop.
Her back is yet another way to use a single Mod Pop chain to great effect.
Jennie who blogs at Jennie's Threads made this sophisticated Mod Pop.
Debbie from A Quilter's Table made this purple Mod Pop and then took it out on for a whole photo shoot.
And there again is my king size Mod Pop - still without a name but I am working on that, thank you all for the great ideas.
There are still a bunch of people who are trailing along on the QAL and you can check out their progress so far in the Mod Pop QAL flickr group here. There are also links to help for sewing curves there and other tips on completing this quilt. Oh and the link to my post with the video about how to sew curves without pins is here.
Thank you to everyone who quilted along with me and to all our lovely sponsors, Pink Castle Fabrics, Fluffy Sheep Quilting and Dragonfly Fabrics.
I am enjoying my long weekend, I hope you are too.