All I can say is wow! QuiltCon is as awesome as I thought it would be and more. The quilts, the friendly atmosphere, the lectures, classes and more are a dream come true. The show was so well organized that you could tell immediately which quilts were competing in each category. The ribbons are the cutest and most creative I’ve ever seen!
You can see pictures the rest of the quilts in Part 2 and Part 3.
Cute QuiltCon Ribbons
So here they are – the best modern quilts. I tried to get pictures of all the ribbon winners so it will take me a couple of days to post them all. Enjoy the show! (See part 2 here.)
Best in Show – Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Quilted by Lisa Sipes, New York, New York
Best Machine Quilting – The Local Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander
Lake Wales, Florida
Judges Choice – Adrift by Tina Michalik
Quilted by Susan Spencer, Santa Cruz, California
Quilting Excellence – Sing It Out Loud! by Karen Anderson-Abraham
Santa Barbara, California
Applique Large, 1st Place – Flying Saucer by Lisa Alexakis
Culver City, California
Applique Large, 2nd Place – Rainbow Rocks by Kathleen Baden
Kernersville, North Carolina
Applique Large, 3rd Place – Retro Modern Shapes
By Heather Davidson, Portland, Oregon
Applique Small, 1st Place – Self Study #1 by Chawne Kimber
Applique, Small Honorable Mention – Needless by Laura Bisagna
Dear Stella Challenge, 1st Place – Charm Squares Baby Quilt
By Melody Baker, Lenexa, Kansas
Dear Stella Challenge, 2nd Place – Not Quite a Shadow by Susan Shore
Quilted by Jessica Sloan, Austin, Texas
Dear Stella Challenge, 3rd Place – A Modern Day Mystery by Lisa Holk
Overland Park, Kansas
Group or Bee Quilt, 1st Place – Off the B.O.W.
Compiled and Quilted by Krista Fleckenstein, blocks by members of the Bee Liberated quilt group
Group or Bee Quilt, 2nd Place – Kelsey’s Crosses
Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, Missouri
Group or Bee Quilt, 3rd Place – Confetti Amongst Friends
St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild, Missouri
And this is just the start! I can’t wait for more quilting goodness tomorrow!