Modern Quilts at My Local Guild’s Show

Quilt Las Vegas 2015

I’ve been a proud member of the Desert Quilters of Nevada for over 18 years now. I’ve participated in their quilt shows for nearly as long and was so pleased when they included a modern category in 2013 and 2014. They did the same thing again this year and I was really impressed with the quality of the quilts in all categories. For your viewing pleasure, I’ll share some of the modern quilts from the show and a few others that caught my eye. Enjoy!

bigstar_vickiBig Star by Vicki Ruebel 66″ x 66″ – 1st Place Modern

diamondback_karenDiamondback by Karen Eaton Garth 21″ x 35″ – 2nd Place Modern

eveningeditionEvening Edition by Suzanne Mayfield, 3rd Place Modern

modernlogsModern Logs by Christa Watson 48″ x 54″ – Honorable Mention Modern (Yay!)

memyshadowMe & My Shadow by Vicki Ruebel 51″ x 36″,Β  Art Category – Overall Judge’s Choice

lizards_openLizards in the Sunshine by Karen Atkinson 31″ x 31″ – 1st Place Open Category

southwestmedallion_karenSouthwest Medallion by Karen Eaton Garth 72″ x 90″ – 3rd Place Pieced, Machine Quilted, Large

colorfulchevronsColorful Chevrons by Christa Watson 64″ x 80″ – 3rd Place Pieced, Machine Quilted Small (Yay!)


Β Modern Cubism by Kathy Melcic 47″ x 63, Modern Category (Her interpretation of my Charming Chevrons pattern from the DQN quilt retreat 2013 – Yay!)

selvagedSelvaged #2 by Wilhelmina Willis 63″ x 63″, Open Category


Cathedral Windows by Darrin Martin 76″ x 90″, Open Category

There were over 230 quilts, accessories, clothing and dolls in the show, and it was quite a fiber feast for the eyes! My only critique of the show is that I wished all items from the same category could have been hung together, but I know they were limited on space and had to make do. I just love attending and participating in quilt shows. πŸ™‚

Now that we are full-swing into quilt show season, which shows will you be attending this year?

18 thoughts on “Modern Quilts at My Local Guild’s Show

  1. Carol W. says:

    Fantastic group of quilts. I’m not a ” modern” quilter but I am really beginning to see the beauty and talent that goes into them. I tried to pick a favorite but they were all breathtaking. Please keep posting the wonderful pictures for those of us who aren’t able to attend theses shows. Seeing them really brings joy into my life and inspires me.

  2. Sandy says:

    Your quilts are so beautiful and imaginative, Christa! I so enjoyed seeing them hanging in our local show this weekend. I also wish we had the space to hang an entire category together, but the show is so worth seeing, even so. πŸ™‚

  3. Pam White says:

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful quilts. I just love the chevron ones! I’m going to Little Rock and Houston this year. See you there!

  4. Pat Sell says:

    What an amazing group of quilters you have there! And I thought yu were the only talented quilter there! πŸ™‚ I wish we had a guild here that wants to do something besides tear each other apart – like learn from each other! You must be so proud of your ribbons – look out or you are going to have to add a room to display all of them!! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  5. Sue says:

    Thanks for sharing those quilts & congrats on the ribbons. I’m so excited to be going to Melbourne in April for the Australasian quilt convention. I can’t wait to see the exhibition plus all the vendors, I’ve been saving my money πŸ˜€

  6. farmquilter says:

    Gorgeous quilts! Congrats on the ribbons πŸ™‚ My guild’s quilt show is the end of April and I’ll be going to that! Amazing talent there in Nevada!!!

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