QuiltCon: 2015


QuiltCon was back in Austin this weekend! For the past four days, our Convention Center was home to quilting-related workshops, lectures, and vendor displays, as well as a juried quilt show. Presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the biggest modern (vs. traditional) quilting show in the world.

I bought a $10 day pass and spent several hours there on Friday. I’m not a quilter myself, only a great admirer of these works of art. I apologize for inundating you with pictures, but these were just a few of my favorites from this year’s show…


 i Quilt – Kathy York (Best in Show…she lives in Austin!)


Coral Reef – Marla Varner (Quilting Excellence Award)


For Tanya – Emily Coffey (Judges Choice – Improvisation)


The Rabbit Hole – Nydia Kehnle (First Place – Improvisation)


Long Island Modern Sampler – Kim Saper (First Place – Modern Traditionalism)


Flight Path – Mary Menzer (First Place – Piecing)


CPU – Katherine Jones (First Place – Bias Tape Quilting Challenge)


North Alabama Hillsides – Cathy Fussell (Second Place – Handwork)


After Dinner Mints – Paige Alexander (Second Place – Spring Cotton Couture Fabric Challenge)


Christina’s World – Luke Haynes


Capsule – Jen Carlton Bailly


Rocket 88 – Latifah Saafir


Holy Sh*t Sherlock – Kristy Daum

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