The Best of QuiltCon 2015
The Modern Quilt Guild presents the Best of QuiltCon 2015 from the guild’s international conference and show. This inspiring collection showcases the best work of some amazing modern quilters. Graphic and hip, these quilts represent the top of what is coming out of today’s modern quilting movement.
The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having and soon guilds started popping up everywhere. There are now more than 125 guilds around the world with members on 6 continents.
Featured Artist – Cathy Wiggins
Evolution of a Quilter
When Cathy bought her first sewing machine fifteen years ago, she never dreamed she’d become the internationally known quilt artist she is today. She began her quilting journey just like many of us, piecing traditional quilt tops but that didn’t last long. Soon she was venturing out, creating her own techniques, developing patterns, writing books and traveling the world teaching. She’s worked with fusibles, fabrics, embroidery, beading, painting and now leathers to create her award-winning quilts. It has been a journey, taken one stitch at a time, with courage, determination and the ability to push the quilting world envelope by introducing cutting edge techniques into competition quilting. This is an exhibition of Cathy’s works representing how it’s possible to evolve as an artist while, simultaneously, introduce change in an industry.
Recycle It!! FEEDSACKS!! Quilts and More
Cindy’s Antique Quilts
This exhibit of vintage and antique feedsack quilts and other feedsack items show how the actual sack was recycled into quilted bedding, clothing, pillowcases and so much more.
Several original feedsacks are included; the paper labeling is still attached and some of the sacks have the original printed advertising still visible. On the bag it not only lists the contents such as flour, sugar, animal feed, but the milling company from where it came. The gaily colored patterns are endless, florals, plaids, novelties, seasonal and patterns for aprons or dolls.
Some examples of quilts with feedsack fabrics will show how the smallest pieces of fabric was reused and ended up in the making of the quilt.
May this exhibit bring to mind how fabric was cherished and the endless possibilities of how to reuse this material.
Beyond the Edge
This exhibit is dedicated to the infinite opportunities for connections and all they bring to our lives. It allows each artist to explore the meaning of the word “infinite” and how that meaning might relate to the people and world around us.
Quilt As Desired
Vintage tops have been “Quilted as Desired” by some of the best long arm quilters in our business.
Together we have taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical!
Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide our quilt worlds become blurred.
Quilts on the Wall
Graffiti has evolved over the past generations from gangs and hostility to its own unique art form seen in many venues in many cities. It might be on bridges, underpasses, murals in center city, even as tattoos. Quilts on the Wall has created this juried exhibition depicting the varied ways graffiti is part of our everyday lives in the 21st Century.
Tiny Quilt Challenge
American Made Fabrics
It’s fun, it’s tiny, and it’s another juried American Made Brand quilt challenge! Quilters were challenged to make a quilt no larger than 15” x 15” using only American Made Brand cotton solids. Sixty-two gorgeous colors are contained in this fabric line made from cotton grown in southern and western parts of the United States and then processed by US weavers and dye works. Prizes were awarded in four categories, Pieced, Appliqué, Quilting and Junior Quilter. The Best of Show winner received an airline ticket to sunny Southern California plus 2 nights accommodation to see the Tiny Challenge exhibit debut at Road to California 2016.
Woolies Four Pound Challenge
What do you do with an eighty-five pound box of fabric scraps? You take them to your Woolie Nuts Friendship Group and issue a challenge!
Pat Sloan received the box of scraps from Moda Fabrics containing scrap strips from two of the fabric lines that she had designed for them. Members and also some friends improvised a few rules, divided the scraps, giving each participant approximately four pounds, and the Woolies Strip challenge was on.
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