This is the first year my local guild has had a modern category, and there were a good number entered in it. There were also modern quilts in other categories. Today I’ll share some of the self-labeled modern ones. Not all of them, though. I took photos on two days and got two of some quilts and none of others. I need to become more methodical.
The show is not juried, but each category does have one quilt that gets a ribbon. Here is the modern one.
No question why this is the one with the ribbon; isn’t that quilting wonderful? And the asymmetrical design. Here are some close ups.
The quilt is original design using traditional blocks; one of my favorite quilting designs is the ghosting of a block.
Here are more:
Karen attributes this one to a Rachel Kerley “Splat” class–unfamiliar to me. She says it is a way to showcase special fabrics. I didn’t get a detail of the quilting, though it would have deserved it.
The quilt was part of a quilt-along led by Christa Watson. Several people helped paper piece the quilt, and it was quilted by Debbie Scroggy.
And I got a quilting detail shot of this one.
Of course, I also took the chance to get upright photos of my two quilts.
Quilts can be put for sale at the show, hence the red sign. There are not many sales as most viewers are quilters who can make their own. The quilts with green signs are from the treasure hunt, a gimmick to entertain the younger set who may not willingly have come to the show. Another feature for the young ones (and adults) is Build-A-Block. Parts are set out and folks can design blocks that fit the 9-patch construction format. Blocks are sewn as turned in and eventually assembled into charity quilts.
Tomorrow I’ll show some modern quilts that were not so labeled, and the post after that will be of traditional quilts.