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!
Big Star by Vicki Ruebel 66″ x 66″ – 1st Place Modern
Diamondback by Karen Eaton Garth 21″ x 35″ – 2nd Place Modern
Evening Edition by Suzanne Mayfield, 3rd Place Modern
Modern Logs by Christa Watson 48″ x 54″ – Honorable Mention Modern (Yay!)
Me & My Shadow by Vicki Ruebel 51″ x 36″, Art Category – Overall Judge’s Choice
Lizards in the Sunshine by Karen Atkinson 31″ x 31″ – 1st Place Open Category
Southwest Medallion by Karen Eaton Garth 72″ x 90″ – 3rd Place Pieced, Machine Quilted, Large
Colorful Chevrons by Christa Watson 64″ x 80″ – 3rd Place Pieced, Machine Quilted Small (Yay!)
Modern Cubism by Kathy Melcic 47″ x 63, Modern Category (Her interpretation of my Charming Chevrons pattern from the DQN quilt retreat 2013 – Yay!)
Selvaged #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. 🙂
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”
Thanks for sharing the quilts with us. CONGRATS on the ribbons, Christa! Whata a treat to see these!
Thanks for sharing a very nice show. I recognize that chevron quilt! Wink. Wink. I’ll be attending Fiber Arts in May (in Albuquerque).
What wonderful quilts, at least as good as the ones I saw from QuiltCon — in fact these look … more mature? Is that a good way to put it? Thanks for sharing.
Congrats on your wins!
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing those amazing quilts! Love seeing the variety of modern quilts. I especially enjoyed the quilting designs.
Awesome quilts!! Love them all! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your ribbons!
What a wonderful selection of quilts. Congratulations on your successes!
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.
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. 🙂
Congratulations on your win! These are fantastic quilts! Thanks for sharing with us! http://www.thebeachyquilter.com
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!
Beautiful quilts. Inspiring also. Thanks for sharing.
What an amazing group of quilters you have there! And I thought yu were the only talented quilter there! 🙂 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! 🙂
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 😀
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbons! It looks like it was a great show.
Wow, what a feast for the eyes! Such beautiful work! Congratulations on all your
well-deserved awards. I can’t wait to go to the next quilt show in my area now.
Gorgeous quilts! Congrats on the ribbons 🙂 My guild’s quilt show is the end of April and I’ll be going to that! Amazing talent there in Nevada!!!