Friday, February 19, 2021

QuiltCon Together :: My Quilts

So the virtual QuiltCon Together is in full swing! It's very different, of course, but still very good. This is my 4th QuiltCon, and yesterday as it began, I felt the normal excitement and overwhelm. As usual, I headed straight for the quilt show for a quick look around before exploring other portions of the site. Would you like to see the quilts I have hanging in the show?

Split Segments is in the Small Quilts category. Made entirely from scraps, it started with the dark blue cut-offs from my 2019 Summer Sampler.

Note to Self was made for the MQG Classics Challenge from a pattern by Karen Foster/@capitolaquilter. There are 22 quilts in the special exhibit, all made from a pre-selected fabric palette.

And then there's Rings, my latest Bee Sewcial quilt, which of course, is in with the Bee/Group quilts. I was surprised that there are just 13 in this category! My collaborators were MarciDebetaz, Karen Foster, M-R Charbonneau, Leanne Chahley, Stephanie Ruyle, KenSmith, and Felicity Ronaghan, and they definitely helped bring my vision for this quilt to life.

And finally, there is Autumn Steps, which is in the Modern Traditionalism category. This is the one I was most surprised was accepted. It happens to be the largest of those quilts I had accepted (72" square), but quilted least densely, and the only quilt of the bunch that I had washed prior to entering. (I mention about washing mainly so I remember, as I know some folks wash every quilt when finished; but I usually do not necessarily, especially if it's a quilt I might submit to a show. Just personal preference, I know.)

To top things off, Autumn Steps was included in this year's QuiltCon Magazine!

So all that is of course very gratifying. I've already been back for a few more in-depth 'walkthroughs' of the show quilts, and they are amazing. An added bonus in these virtual times is that many of the quilts have an audio component - a short recording of the maker telling about their quilt. I like this feature very much! 

If you'd like to see the winning quilts, they are all posted on the QuiltCon Together site. They are a fantastic group!


  1. I haven't had a time to do much more than glance at the quilt show, but fingers crossed I can actually make time this year for a more in depth look (and listen!) than my normal run through. It's great to see all of your quilts together here, and it will be fun to spot them in the gallery!

  2. Autumn Steps is a very awesome quilt, lots of congratulations to you!

  3. I love seeing all of your quilts in the show! it has been fun browsing online and hearing the audio component.

  4. Congrats to you! They are all beautiful quilts - the quilting on the Split Segments is just awesome!

  5. Golly! You knocked these "outta the park!" So many great designs. No wonder they were accepted. You keep wowing the modern quilt guild with your colors, designs, skills, and uber-creativity. Excellent job! I don't know how you could possibly improve.