Road to California 2014 – Modern Quilt Winners

As promised, here are the pictures I took of all the winning quilts from the modern categories at Road to California.  Special guest Jacquie Gering did a fantastic job judging the modern quilt category and she gave excellent feedback for each entry.

Best Modern Quilt

Best Modern Quilt – Lost in Space by Clare Victor, Palm Springs, CA

I got a chance to chat with Jacquie for a few minutes at the show and she shared with me some excellent tips on how to make your quilts more modern: be sure to emphasize the “hard edges” so prominent in modern design, include a focal point were possible, and make sure the quilting really enhances the geometric quality of the design.

Modern Negative Space, 1st

1st Place – Modern Negative Space – The Long Winter by Catherine Redford, Naperville, IL

As you can see, these winning quilts are all excellent examples of modern design!

Modern Negative Space 2nd

2nd Place – Modern Negative Space – by Alissa Carlton, Las Angeles, CA

There were plenty of other breathtakingly beautiful quilts at the show which I’m sure will be popping up in the latest quilting magazines; I just wanted to give special billing to the modern quilts because they are the ones that really speak to me.

Modern Negative Space 3rd

3rd Place – Modern Negative Space – Modern Alphabet by Gerri Thompson, Happy Valley, OR

I hope you will be inspired to enter your lovely quilts in an an upcoming show (whether they are modern or not). It’s a great way to get feedback, but more importantly, it’s a great way to share your love of quilting with others.

Judges Choice

Judges Choice – Layered Landscape Pieced by Valetta Gyurci, St. Paul, MN; Quilted by Mary Rossi

Best Modern Piecing

Best Modern Piecing – Valley Snapshots by Timna Tarr, South Hadley, MA

Modern Piecing 1st

1st Place, Modern Piecing – Didn’t Get the Memo by Alissa Carlton, Los Angeles, CA

22 thoughts on “Road to California 2014 – Modern Quilt Winners

  1. Vicky says:

    Great quilts! Thanks for the post. The Modern Alphabet quilt looks like Tula Pink’s pattern, with similar quilting. Didn’t the quilts have to be original designs? Just wondering….

  2. Lorna McMahon says:

    Thank you, Christa! Love them all, but really drawn to two in particular. Modern Alphabet because the simplicity is brilliant. And Valley Snapshots because I LOVE curved piecing and solids. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences and pics with us!

  3. Janice says:

    Thank you. I get so much inspiration from these. I think a little too much as I want to stop what I am doing and go modern.

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