Here's a quick run through of some of the winners, and a selection of quilts I enjoyed seeing at the MODERN QUILT GUILD'S, first GUILD SHOW! If anyone has aLINKS for the quilts I don't know, Please email me so I can add them. Thanks!
Best Machine Quilting
Coats & Clark Quilting Excellence
Sing It Out Loud : Karen L. Anderson-Abraham
I love a good mixture of scrappy and fabulous hand stitching... The center was reversed appliqué, and all hand quilted with perle, with many nice details of stitching, look closer below. By rachel Hauser.
Really loved the elegance of this quilt by Nancy Scott
Fun abstracts: Mobile by Elizabeth Brandt
My "Makin me crazy" quilt...
Fun quilt, tons of quilting
Great color from Rachel Hauser
Great Simplicity and quilting
I'm sorry I don't have the names of many of these... I know this one is my friend Shelly's quilt! (Prairiemoon quilts)
Very appealing color palette and movement!
Kathy York's quilt was so fresh and beautiful..those orange crosses.... love! She has a great post up about making this quilt. visit her blog here.
Power of WORDS, Power of Images, power of QUILTS!
This was one of Jacquie Gering's quilts, which I JUST LOVED. If you haven't read about this please pop over to Jacquie's blog to read about it here. Powerful thought provoking quilt, and very special.
All quilts have a story, some are stronger and more obvious then others. There were a few at the show that pushed the envelope, and I think all for the good. I hope people will stop and investigate before jumping to conclusions. Quilting is so therapeutic, and if you need to work it out in a quilt, then I say do it.
I ran through the show before it was open one day and was able to get a good look around. I have to say, the amount of work these Board members of the MODERN QUILT GUILD, and volunteers have done, to produce this show, each and everyone deserves a round of applause! They put on a beautiful show, in the way that represents what they have created, and MODERN GUILD that has quilters buzzing! They provided many wonderful teachers, lectures and loads of inspiration to quilters who are once again excited about learning to quilt!
, head of AQS, and Richard Louise for sponsoring the BEST OF SHOW award.
When I was piecing this quilt, I did not think I was going to get it done in time for submissions. ( of course it came down right to the wire...Can't help when inspiration hits!
Could I quilt it fast enough to make it good enough? No... so, I called Lisa, and said, hey,"Can you please join me, and quilt this baby up for me lickety split?" She said yes! So, She was on her own for the quilting... Her eye, her vision, her talent...So THANK YOU LISA SIPES for being a long arm rock star! Pop over to LISA's blog and tell her what a amazing job she did on the quilting. I'm honored, humbled, and so thankful.
Some of you had asked what it said on my artist statement about the quilt:
I was thinking about how I fit as a "MODERN QUILTER." I try to find inspiration in what exists, (traditions and wisdom of those before me) as my first step. I then find a way to put my spin on it. I started with Jay MacCarroll's Center City fabric line, made an entire quilt top from it, then cut it all up to make the pieces I needed. I focused on the movement and the negative space that would affect the overall traditional pattern of the double wedding ring. It was a challenging, but very satisfying quilt to make.