QuiltCon – Award Winning Quilts Part 1

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

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

Best in Show – Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Quilted by Lisa Sipes, New York, New York

Best Machine Quilting

Best Machine Quilting – The Local Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander
Lake Wales, Florida

Judges Choice

Judges Choice – Adrift by Tina Michalik
Quilted by Susan Spencer, Santa Cruz, California

Quilting Excellence

Quilting Excellence – Sing It Out Loud! by Karen Anderson-Abraham
Santa Barbara, California

Applique Large 1st

Applique Large, 1st Place – Flying Saucer by Lisa Alexakis
Culver City, California

Applique Large 2nd

Applique Large, 2nd Place – Rainbow Rocks by Kathleen Baden
Kernersville, North Carolina

Applique Large 3rd

Applique Large, 3rd Place – Retro Modern Shapes
By Heather Davidson, Portland, Oregon

Applique Small 1st

Applique Small, 1st Place – SelfΒ  Study #1 by Chawne Kimber
Easton, Pennsylvania

Applique Honorable Mention

Applique, Small Honorable Mention – Needless by Laura Bisagna
Winchester, California

Dear Stella Challenge 1st

Dear Stella Challenge, 1st Place – Charm Squares Baby Quilt
By Melody Baker, Lenexa, Kansas

Dear Stella Challenge 2nd

Dear Stella Challenge, 2nd Place – Not Quite a Shadow by Susan Shore
Quilted by Jessica Sloan, Austin, Texas

Dear Stella Challenge 3rd

Dear Stella Challenge, 3rd Place – A Modern Day Mystery by Lisa Holk
Overland Park, Kansas

Group or Bee 1st

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 2nd

Group or Bee Quilt, 2nd Place – Kelsey’s Crosses
Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, Missouri

Group or Bee 3rd

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!

48 thoughts on “QuiltCon – Award Winning Quilts Part 1

  1. krista.fleckenstein@gmail.com says:

    Hi Christa, thank you so much for posting the quilts! I wish I could have met you there.

    I just wanted to clarify something on my bee quilt (Off the B.O.W.). It was compiled by me, but made in a group called Bee Liberated that celebrated quilt designs by Gwen Marston. It wasn’t from the Anchorage Guild. If you wouldn’t mind making that change, I’d appreciate it! I’d love for the bee members to get the credit. πŸ™‚

  2. Linda Warren says:

    Would it be okay to show your photos as a slide show at a guild meeting? Hands Across the Valley Quilt Guild has a program planned in June focussed on the Modern Quilt movement.
    Linda Warren
    VP Programs

    • Christa says:

      Hi Linda,

      Yes, you can share my pictures as long as you give credit to me for the photography πŸ™‚ You can mention my store ChristaQuilts.com or link to my blog ChristaQuilts.wordpress.com. Thanks!

  3. Johanna says:

    Thank you for posting the pictures. I would have loved to go as a member of the South Florida Modern Quilt guild. It was nice to be able to see all of the modern talent!

  4. Ginny says:

    Thank you thank you! For posting the pics! I read the winners post on MQG but so glad to see the pics since I couldn’t go! Amazing work! Congrats to all the winners!!

    • Christa says:

      Angela, some of them were a little tricky to find and I didn’t see all of the ribbons right away, so I walked the aisles a couple of times to be thorough. Even so, there’s one I missed that I will have to go back and take a picture of. πŸ™‚ The names of all the winners are posted on the MGQ blog so that was helpful.

  5. Lisa Sipes says:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for posting all of these wonderful pictures!
    Would you mind me borrowing your photo of Double Edged Love to post to my Facebook page? I’ve gotten several requests from people wanting to see closer shots so that they can see my quilting.
    Unfortunately I lost all of my pictures of EVERY quilt I have quilted when my phone and computer both crashed on the same day. So I have none to share! And I couldn’t make it to QuiltCon. 😦
    Anyway, let me know, and I hope you’re having a blast!

    • Christa says:

      Absolutely Lisa! Your work is amazing! I am so sorry to hear that you lost your pictures. That must have been devastating. You can use the picture I have on this post and then I will take more pictures tomorrow at the show and email them to you personally.

    • Christa says:

      Thanks Evelyn! While my quilt didn’t win a ribbon (I didn’t expect it to – I was just thrilled to see it hang), everyone who had a quilt in the show got a cute participation button that looked like a mini version of the ribbons – so that was pretty cool, too!

  6. sophie says:

    One more thank you for sharing your photos from the show … I moved from Austin 8 months ago and this week is the first time I’ve wished I was still living there πŸ™‚

  7. Rosemary says:

    Oh, my! What can I say! Great picture taking and WOW and grats to all the quilters out there! Dream a Little Dream … wow! Thanks for sharing these. Darn, I wish I had been younger when I started this obsession!! So many quilts! So Little Time!

  8. Judie Harron says:

    Thank you for the photos. I have been sew curious to see the quilts. Such a variety and the colors are awesome! Can’t wait for more…! Judie

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