QuiltCon Recap: Day 2

QuiltCon is still magical, and day two was even better than day one (we get better with age, people)! Check out the day in photos — and hey! Happy Friday. TGIF, right?

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The calmest part of the day is at 8 a.m. — before the lectures and before the doors open. This is the view from mission control.

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Bill Volckening does a pre-show tour of quilts at 9 a.m.

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During his tour, Bill Volckening said many women didn’t sign their quilts on the front until the 1970s,  when the women’s liberation movement started the quilting revival. This showed quilts were now being considered works of art.

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This is a crazy quilt from Bill Volckening’s 1970s quilt collection — he fondly refers to it as the “Roswell Quilt.”

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“Geometric Rainbow” by Nicole Daksiewicz. This quilt uses EVERY color from the Kona solids collection — all 303 of them.

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“Fernweh” by Madeleine Roberg — the quilt’s title is a German word meaning a longing for another place and time.

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“That Twitch” by Caro Sheridan — a lesson in breaking the rules, just a little bit.

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe gives a lecture on piecing and sewing seams.

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Leslie Unfinished designed our rad T-shirts. Hey Leslie!

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Attendees are sharing their inspiration online and in real life — why do your quilty friends rock?

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“Crossing the Line” by Corinne Sovey — this quilt was made using 60-degree angles and partial and y-seams.

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“Diamond Chains” by Charlotte Noll — designed and created for the 2014 MQG Michael Miller challenge.

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“Fallout” by Michelle Lieberson (left) and “Linen Log Cabin” by Barbara Perrino — entries in the Use of Negative Space category.

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“Eclipse,” Bellevue, Kentucky — Part of the Pieced With Love series. The blocks were made to represent balls bouncing on the quilt.

Join us this weekend if you can! We’ll keep sharing photos and bringing you updates.

11 thoughts on “QuiltCon Recap: Day 2

  1. Where is the show? On Feb 20, 2015 4:16 PM, “The Modern Quilt Guild” wrote:

    > themodernquiltguild posted: “QuiltCon is still magical, and day two > was even better than day one (we get better with age, people)! Check out > the day in photos — and hey! Happy Friday. TGIF, right? Join us this > weekend if you “

  2. I keep getting caught up on your mention that Bill Volckening said that women only started signing their quilts in the 1970s. I’d love to know what the context for that was, because there are many, many, many examples of extant historic quilts dating back all the way to the 18th century that were signed by their maker (generally female). Unless he’s discussing a specific timeframe in the 20th century, his statement is blatantly false.

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