Mar 12 2017

QuiltCon 2017 Follow Up

Published by at 10:28 pm under Quilting

Quilt at the Riley Blake Booth
Quilt at the Riley Blake Booth

I finally got the chance to go to QuiltCon this year in Savannah, Georgia! I went with my mom and had a great time. I took a bunch of photos of some of my favorite quilts. Most of these were my favorites because they were interesting or inspiring, not always because they were beautiful. For example, the one above was actually from a vendor, Riley Blake, booth but I just thought it was so fun.

First up are my favorites. These are quilts that I was just super inspired by.

Sunset Dreamin' by Louise Wackerman
Sunset Dreamin’ by Louise Wackerman

If I read the description correctly, this was actually a group quilt. Not sure, but I love the simplicity.

Flame by Patty Simmons
Flame by Patty Simmons

Super neat.

Handcrafted by Jennifer Johnston
Handcrafted by Jennifer Johnston

One of the absolute coolest quilts at the festival.

VertigoPieced and quilted by Elaine Poplin
Vertigo Pieced and quilted by Elaine Poplin

Probably my favorite quilt. It makes my eyes feel funny 🙂

Highline by Katie Larson
Highline by Katie Larson

Again, really liked the simplicity and the way the quilting reflected the colors.

Highline by Katie Larson
Highline by Katie Larson

Smoke by Katherine Jones
Smoke by Katherine Jones

Another favorite. Hard to see from this photo, but the threads were of various weights as well which added even more interest.

Dimension Quilt by Nydia Kehnle
Dimension Quilt by Nydia Kehnle

Enjoyed the perspective in this one. The quilting really added to it.

Sea Horizon, West by Lucinda Walker
Sea Horizon, West by Lucinda Walker

I found the calming nature of this one very soothing. Would love to hang something like this on my wall.

Twelve Constellations by Amber Corcoran
Twelve Constellations by Amber Corcoran

I love astronomy so this one was close to home.

Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett
Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett

I also love comics, superheroes, etc. which made this one super awesome.

Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett
Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

The detail on this one blew my mind. I loved that they blew up a portion of a tartan. But the detail. And the way it almost made a second quilt on the back. So very cool and so much skill.

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

Infused PlaidPieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver
Infused Plaid pieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver

I was really impressed which how much was achieved with simple straight stitches in different colors.

Infused PlaidPieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver
Infused Plaid pieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver

 

There was a whole section of just quilts quilted by Angela Walters, an amazing quilter:

Reject Quilt by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Reject Quilt by Tula Pink, quilted by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters
Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters

Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters
Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters

Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters

Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters

Inspire by Angela Walters
Inspire by Angela Walters

 

I also enjoyed many of the vendor booths both for purchasing things (I picked up some doodads) and for checking out the samples. Some fabric vendors which were new to me that I plan to revisit are Sew Stitching Happy (adorable fabrics), Adorn It (some really beautiful fabrics, especially with metallics), Cotton Cuts (they have a really cool mystery quilt I’m thinking of doing), and Urban Sew (great selection of apparel and Japanese fabrics).

Fun quilt at the Northcott booth

One of my favorite new vendors that I learned about was Northcott fabrics. They gave away some of their fabrics which I’ve already used (post coming soon). I love the bright colors. I also really enjoyed man of the quilts in their booth. Both of these were great. I really love the bottom one, Fault Line, but the top one is fun too and would be great for a quilt class.

Fault Line quilt at the Northcott booth

Loved the detail on this quilt at the Handiquilter booth

From the Handiquilter booth, I really liked the detail in the quilting on this quilt.

It was great to get a chance to try out a bunch of different longarm machines. They all feel really different. I do most of my quilting on a Handiquilter Avanté which was one of the better machines there. The Gammill was probably my favorite. It was really smooth. But the Gammill’s are also pretty expensive where as the Handiquilters are more affordable and still a really good machine. 

Loved the detail on this quilt at the Handiquilter booth

Very cool light up rug at one of the quiltcon booths

It’s hard to tell in the picture but there’s an LED strip that they crocheted around and it looked really cool lit up.

Conversation hearts quilt!

So cute!

Super cool tuffet at one of the booths

This tuffet was awesome!

 

And here are some other quilts from the festival that I enjoyed:

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer
Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer

City Lights by Anne Sullivan
City Lights by Anne Sullivan

State of Being by Cheryl Brickey
State of Being by Cheryl Brickey

Oh Happy Day by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl
Oh Happy Day by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl

Go North by Maritza Soto
Go North by Maritza Soto

Not Easy Being GreenPieced and quilted by Mary Keasler
Not Easy Being Green pieced and quilted by Mary Keasler

Pyramids in Blue by Amanda of Mucho XOXO
Pyramids in Blue by Amanda of Mucho XOXO

Luxe Mosaic by Michelle Lieberson
Luxe Mosaic by Michelle Lieberson

Look Deep, Deep into My EyesPieced and quilted by Kari Anderson
Look Deep, Deep into My Eyes pieced and quilted by Kari Anderson

Azure by Emily Cier
Azure by Emily Cier

49 by Anne Sullivan
49 by Anne Sullivan

Red Wedding by Dawn Golstab
Red Wedding by Dawn Golstab

A Sprinkling of Stars by Josee Carrier
A Sprinkling of Stars by Josee Carrier

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