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QuiltCon 2017 Favourites & Inspiration

March 3rd, 2017 by Suzanne @ Camelot

In what is now a yearly event, The Modern Quilt Guild showcases the talent of modern quilters around the world via a juried exhibition, lecture and workshop series.  Modern quilters flock to admire each others’ work, learn something new and get inspired.

You know what I love about QuiltCon most of all? Passion ignited and shared.  The floor of the show (and the workshops and lectures) is abuzz with modern quilters who are truly inspired by quilting and modern design. They are passionate about discussing the finer points of techniques or fabric and colour selection and debates about hot topics in the modern quilting world.  Opinions may differ, but everyone is committed to enjoying, exploring and celebrating our craft.

The exhibition of the show never fails to inspire – so many interesting, thoughtful and exciting quilts. Some are quiet in their statement and others are powerful. The thing they all share is that the personality of the maker is inevitably stitched into the quilt, a unique result that comes from the mind, heart and hands.

Here is a roundup of some of our favourite quilts from QuiltCon East 2017 in Savannah, Georgia, including a video of the Best in Show winner Katherine Jones, talking about her quilt ‘Bling’ that won the top prize. Bask in the glory of these beautiful quilts, and then go start your own project…the weekend is waiting!

 

Congrats again to best in show winner @twocatsquilts! Hear more about her quilt bling. #quiltcon #quiltconfromhome

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Each year, Quiltcon asks member guilds to make a charity quilt, to donate to the charity of their choice.  The quilts are displayed at QuiltCon for everyone to admire before they are sent back home to be delivered to the recipients.  It’s such a good vibe to take in so much love in one location. We were happy to contribute the fabric for The Montreal Modern Quilt Guild‘s Charity quilt this year.  The result is stunning! The quilt will go to a refugee family who has recently arrived in Montreal from Syria. If you are interested in modern quilting, consider joining a guild in your area.

 

Prism Waves by Tara Faughnan

 

Say Anything by Lysa Flower

Say Anything by Lysa Flower. @lysaflower

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The Blue and Green Quilt by Shannon Page

The Blue and Green Quilt by Shannon Page. @nerdcamp Check out that trapunto quilting! “Today was a good day.” 💙💚

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Happy sewing everyone!

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