Saturday, March 11, 2017

Quilt Con

A couple of weeks ago I had the extremely good fortune to give a program for a fun and hospitable group of ladies at the Staying in Stitches Quilt Guild in Statesboro, GA, and then teaching a class to another wonderful group of ladies at a quilt shop called Quarterdeck Quilts in Springfield, GA. What more could a girl ask for? How about being 45 minutes from Savannah the day before Quilt Con was scheduled to start there? You know what they say-timing is everything! I hadn't really thought about going to Quilt Con, but how could I pass up THAT opportunity when I was so close by?!!! I am so glad I took advantage of that situation. Sandy from Quarterdeck Quilts was kind enough to set me up with some perfect directions from Springfield, and off I went!

Here are my favorite quilts from Quilt Con.
Please forgive me if my photography is not the best. I was trying to photograph around  many people, and also trying to stay out of their way as they also enjoyed the show. 

I don't usually think of myself as being particularly modern. I love some of the brighter, designer prints, and I often like to see how I can tweak tradition; but though I loved seeing these quilts, I just don't have the soul of a minimalist. These quilts just seemed to be made from a different point of view somehow.

Bling, by Katherine Jones
I was amazed by how much this quilt looked like a faceted jewel,even before I read the name. I love the subtle use of neutrals.

Lawn Diamonds, by Sarah Schraw
I am a sucker for solid quilts, always have been, and this one is so graphic and beautiful. There is just something about those narrow diamond, and all of those fine points.

The Northern Flicker, A Quilt and a Bird, by Sarah Lowry
I love the palette, texture, a movement on this quilt.

Going Rogue, by Julie Elliott
I am always love a pineapple quilt, but it is even better to see  someone move the colors around in unusual ways.

Organic Mid Century Mod, by Laura Bennet,
also, Jessica Levitt, Jessie Aller, Neva Asinari, Ashley Bander, Tracy Baird, Ruth Bass, Nicole Folino, Michelle Kachan, Janet Schoenfeld, Robin Tillsworth, Colleen Wiest

I love the colors in this quilt too, and they did such a great job of evoking the designs of the mid century. It reminds me of my childhood. (Ooops! I am dating myself!)

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my favorite quilts from Quilt Con!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Statesboro, GA? My in-laws live 30 minutes away in Sylvania. Next time, I am visiting them, I will let you now in advance so that we can hook-up. I would love to meet with you, Candace.