Welcome, Quilters! We’ve spent the last few days QuiltCon 2020 and we want to share with you just a few of the hundreds of quilts we saw. We were proud to sponsor this amazing experience that celebrates creativity, beauty and innovation in quilting.
Our staffers enjoyed all the QuiltCon festivities and had the hard task of choosing their favorite quilts. Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite too!
Kimberly’s favorite quilt is Sakura Breeze by Lorena Uriarte. The quilt is full of beautiful pink fabrics that caught Kimberly’s eye quickly! Lorena designed her quilt to mimic Japanese Cherry Blossom blooms blowing in the breeze.
Who Needs Words to Tell a Story: A Day in the Life of a Quilter is Lilly’s favorite quilt! The story, created by the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild, is told through emoji characters and just puts a smile on your face!
FQS Staffer Kate loved Texture, Travel, and Happiness: Life Experiences and the Responsibilities of Dreams by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. This one caught Kate’s eye most because of its striking balance of color and its symmetrical design. The fabric is also too gorgeous to ignore.
FQS Staffer Krystal loves Cadence by Marah E. Light for its reverse on typical quilting practices. The quilt is made with the solid fabric pieced and the patterned fabric as the background. How beautiful!
FQS Staffer Cheryl’s favorite quilt is Bright Lights Big City by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Cheryl just loves the positivity radiating from this quilt!
FQS Staffer Sarah enjoyed My Happy Place by Megan Byrne. Sarah particularly loves how geometrical the quilt is and how well the colors coordinate with the style.
FQS Staffer Nova loves Like A Girl – a group effort from Lorna Constantini and the Niagara Modern Quilt Guild – for its positive message and impressive lettering.
Angel enjoyed Nine Patch Variation by Rebecca S. Loren. The quilt began as a traditional nine-patch block but was transformed into something more abstract!
FQS Staffer Ashley chose Stockholm by Robert Lowe as her favorite of the weekend due to its 3D nature. This quilt really stands out.
FQS Staffer Katie loved the Melting Ice quilts by Karen Maple. This quilt came about after Karen took a trip to Antarctica and witnessed icebergs in nature. Katie chose this as her favorite for its impressive Foundation Paper Piecing and monochromatic color scheme.
QuiltCon’s Modern Quilts
We captured photos of some of the most modern and impressive quilts we ran across! Modern quilts push the boundaries of traditional quilt design, construction and technique. It’s sew inspiring to see quilts made in new, inventive ways.
Mini Maze is by Sarah Ruiz. This amazing mini quilt was almost aptly named A-MAZE-ING according to Sarah! We would agree.
Reflections of Love by Shirley Ziegler is an excellent representation of both modern quilting and minimalism! The quilt represents stained glass windows and will be given to Shirley’s daughter as a wedding gift.
Whirlwind is by Heidi M. Grohs and is representative of her life as of late. The colors represent joy and happiness and the negative space represents speed and movement!
Fun and Colorful Quilts
Tequila Sunrise is by Daisy Dodge. The ombre effect in this quilt is just mesmerizing not to mention its striking color palette.
For the Love of Squircles is by Marla Varner! The quilt was recognized for its excellent quilting work and applique. Marla created a block each day for an entire year to put this beauty together.
Fat Quarter Shop is proud to support quilting through our sponsorship of QuiltCon2020. You can see more of our QuiltCon 2020 adventures on Facebook and on Instagram with the hashtags #fqsfun and #QuiltCon2020.
While we were there, we filmed the exhibits and captured some interviews with your favorite designers. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the bell to be notified when our video comes out!
QuiltCon was presented by The Modern Quilt Guild! If you’d like to more information on next year’s conference, check it out here.
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