Mar 12 2017
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.
If I read the description correctly, this was actually a group quilt. Not sure, but I love the simplicity.
One of the absolute coolest quilts at the festival.
Probably my favorite quilt. It makes my eyes feel funny 🙂
Again, really liked the simplicity and the way the quilting reflected the colors.
Another favorite. Hard to see from this photo, but the threads were of various weights as well which added even more interest.
Enjoyed the perspective in this one. The quilting really added to it.
I found the calming nature of this one very soothing. Would love to hang something like this on my wall.
I love astronomy so this one was close to home.
I also love comics, superheroes, etc. which made this one super awesome.
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.
I was really impressed which how much was achieved with simple straight stitches in different colors.
There was a whole section of just quilts quilted by Angela Walters, an amazing quilter:
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).
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.
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.
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.
This tuffet was awesome!
And here are some other quilts from the festival that I enjoyed: