Today's post goes onto the quilt show floor at QuiltCon 2015. I'll start with the major winners (Congratulations to all!), then show some scenes around the show, then onto the categories. Remember, these are all clickable to see more detail. Also, remember this is my take on the show and I don't have photos of every quilt. Please alert me if you notice that I've made a mistake on the attributions. Enjoy!
i Quilt (front)
Best in Show
i Quilt (back)
Best in Show
Bainbridge Island MQG (Washington)
Quilting Excellence Award
Pieced by Katie Pedeson, Quilted by Krista Withers
Best Machine Quilting
Designed by Lorena Maranon, Individual Member,
Pieced by Jen Carlton Bailly, Portland MQG
Quilted by Gina Pina, Austin MQG
Giveaway Quilt (raffled off)
The Show Floor
Upon entering the show floor, there was the Modern Quilt Guild information table, then around the back of it, there was this wall that anyone could write on. By the end it was pretty well covered.
Below are scenes from the show floor. The show was very nicely hung, with plenty of space even for the busiest day which was Saturday. I never had trouble getting a clear shot of a quilt even though I didn't have my wide angle lens. Sometimes you had to wait a minute or two, but that was about it.
My only complaint about the way the quilts were hung was that if there were 2 or more quilts on a panel, the signs for each were clumped together in no particular order. You had to read very carefully to figure out which sign went with which quilt. I would prefer to have the signs to the side of each quilt. I talked to others who felt the same.
Spring Cotton Couture Fabric Challenge
This is the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge where participants could use mainly solids from the Spring Cotton Couture Pastel line.
The New New
Asheville, MQG (North Carolina)
Fraser Valley MQG (British Columbia)
Grand Pineapple- Dichotomy
Triangle MQG (North Carolina)
Half Square Triangles
Individual Member, Oakland, California
Bowls and Balls #2
Such a clever quilt! Here are a couple of detail shots.
Individual Member, Pennsylvannia
Bias Tape Quilting Challenge
I didn't do a great job of getting people shots, except for the photo with my Central Oregon peeps and these two with Marion Shimoda (above), my traveling buddy and Maria Shell (below). I've been following Maria's blog for a while now. They each had a quilt in the show and I'll show those when I get to the pertinent category. Marion and I are great traveling companions and it was all due to her that I even decided to go. I'm so happy I did!
I had planned to have lunch with Maria on Thursday, but we kept bumping into her, so spent time with her every day and even discovered my seat on the plane back to Seattle was right across the aisle from her. Isn't it great to finally meet someone that you've only known online and find out you click in real life too?
It turns out it takes quite a bit of time to put together these posts. I'll be doing more soon, but I'm also prepping a Powerpoint presentation for my guild on the 9th and have some other deadlines coming up. I will try to get to these posts soon. In the meantime, there are loads of other bloggers posting about QuiltCon, including Maria (Tales of a Stitcher).