Monday, August 25, 2014

The Modern Wall Quilts at the AQS Grand Rapids Quilt Show

Snowfall - by me (Leanne Chahley)

I was delighted to be able to attend the American Quilter's Society show in Grand Rapids this week. In this post I am going to share the quilts that were in the Modern Wall Quilt Category, starting with the winners.

So the Honourable Mention in the Modern Wall Quilt Category went to my quilt, Snowfall - yes, I get to show off my own quilt first. I was thrilled that this quilt was accepted into this show. Given that there is considerable snowfall in Michigan, I felt comfortable that the viewers would appreciate the image perhaps more than if it was hanging in a warmer place. I was even more thrilled to be able to see one of my quilts with a ribbon!

Unravelling #2 - by Judy Mercer Tescher

Unravelling #2 by Judy Mercer Tescher received the third place ribbon in the Modern Wall Quilt Category. This quilt placed third in this category at the AQS show in Phoenix in 2014.

Variegated - by Paige Alexander

Second place in the Modern Wall Quilt Category went to Variegated by Paige Alexander. This quilt received the Honourable Mention in this category at the Charlotte AQS show.

The Long Winter - by Catherine Redford

First place in the Modern Wall Quilt Category went to The Long Winter by Catherine Redford.

Keep it Simple - by Jodi Robinson

The best overall Modern Quilt award went to Keep it Simple by Jodi Robinson. This quilt won this same prize at the earlier AQS 2014 shows in Phoenix and Charlotte.

The following quilts were the other lovely entries in the Modern Wall Quilt Category at the AQS 2014 show in Grand Rapids.

Color of Winter by Mary Ann Van Soest

Color of Winter by Mary Ann Van Soest.

Floating on a Lazy River by Candace West

Floating on a Lazy River by Candace West.

Silk Construction by Carole Sorrell

Silk Construction by Carole Sorrell. This quilt won the third place ribbon in the Modern Wall Quilt Category at the AQS Show in Lancaster in 2014.

Binary Baby Quilt by Janice Smith

Binary Baby Quilt by Janice Smith.

PayDay Candy Bar Challenge by Sandra Panagos and Angela Huffman

PayDay Candy Bar Challenge by Sandra Panagos and Angela Huffman.

Mouse Trap II by Jenny Lynn

Mouse Trap II by Jenny Lynn.

Off Center by Charlotte Noll

Off Center by Charlotte Noll.

Connected Blocks by Jan Lewis

Connected Blocks by Jan Lewis.

Mid-Century Musing by Zinia Lewis

Mid-Century Musing by Zinia Lewis.

Point Me in the Right Direction by Diane Hiemel

Point Me in the Right Direction by Diane Hiemel.

Red Zinger with a Twist by Donna Karolus

Red Zinger with a Twist by Donna Karolus.

Rural Ragtime by Jennifer Emry

Rural Ragtime by Jennifer Emry. This quilt won the first prize ribbon in the Modern Wall Quilts category at the AQS show in Charlotte in 2014.

146 by Gayle Gruss

146 by Gayle Gruss.

This, That, and the Other by Miriam C. Coffey

This, That, and the Other by Miriam C. Coffey.

  Barion Cut Saphires by Linda Barrett

Barion Cut Saphires by Linda Barrett.

Those were all the quilts in the Modern Wall Quilt category at this show. These quilts were all different sizes and you can get an idea of the scale by looking at the name papers as they were all exactly the same size. I will show you some more quilts from other categories in my next post that I, personally, would also classify as modern.

Most of the quilts in the other categories of this show were, in my personal view, either traditional or art quilts. Many of them were fantastic and I loved seeing them all but clearly there is a big difference to me between the quilts I prefer and traditional or art quilts.

I learned a lot by attending this show and have lots more to share, but today I just wanted to give you a chance to see the wonderful quilts entered in the Modern Wall Quilt category. If you missed it, you might want to read my earlier post about entering quilt shows, although I love all the quilts entered, I think that there is room for more modern quilts in these shows and more different quilts - as you can see some of these lovely quilts have won more than one prize.

If I photographed your quilt and you would prefer that I not share my photo here, or if I have your details wrong, please email me and I will remove your photo (shecanquilt {at} gmail {dot} com).

Best,

Leanne