Sandra Kay, Happy Dance
won the prize at QuiltCon 2018 in
Best Machine Quilting Frameless.
My sister (the strawberry blonde on the left) lives near the Pasadena Convention Center where QuiltCon 2018 took place the other day, so I dragged her to a quilt show. It's fun to go with someone who knows nothing about quilts to get her perspective. She has an art degree and she knows what she likes.
First of all, the show floor was crowded, always a good sign.
We went on the first morning.
I had to explain the whole machine quilting thing. She'd never seen a long arm.
There was lots of fabric for sale in modern brights and grays.
Some of Vanessa Christenson's new solids
The atypical caught my eye. Here's a stack of new
French General fabrics in great floral prints echoing the early 19th century.
Anything repro of course was in short supply.
We noticed the emphasis on solid fabrics in the exhibit.
Ohio Snowball on the left by Christine Perrigo
Few entries made use of prints
Color Study H1 by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Being a traditionalist I have to say my show favorites were
in the Modern Traditionalism category.
Lollipop by Diana Vandeyar
My sister said the last time I took her to a quilt show it was full of pictorial representations of horses, kittens and small children, not to her taste. She was glad to see no puppies on the quilts. Sentimentalism is one thing that modernists past and present disdain.
We ran into several old friends. Here's Moda Lissa and me from
her Instagram page. She's just published a book and I wrote the introductory
chapter on the history of scrap quilts.
Lissa took care of the modernism in fine fashion.
More about Oh, Scrap! soon.
See the winners here:
And see Carrie's post with lots of photos at the Moda blog: