I love spring. Every year at this time, my traditional guild, Desert Quilters of Nevada puts on their annual quilt show and it is such fun! If you will be near the Las Vegas area, be sure to stop by!
The show features lots of quilts, dolls and wearable items along with awesome vendors. I’m super happy that there is a modern category, and I’m even a little bit more involved this year.
On Friday and Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm each day, I will be presenting a modern “bed turning” of quilts made from members of DQN and Las Vegas MQG. Quilts are literally stacked up on a bed and I’ll go through each one, talking about what makes it modern, plus sharing a little history and info about modern quilting. Of course, I’ll share a few of my own quilts, too. Plus there will be a display of modern minis for viewers to enjoy. The lecture and exhibit are free with paid admission, so stop by and say hi if you are there. It should be fun!
Show prep, from @desertquiltersofnevada on Instagram. Clockwise: hanging art quilts, photography of each and every piece in the show, quilt frame assembly, judging.
This year I put 4 quilts in the show and can’t wait to see them hanging and learn how the judging went. I love this show because even though my style is definitely modern, I love my traditional roots! I’ll be sharing live updates from the show on instagram, so follow me @christaquilts. I’ll be sure to share a wrap up of the show here on the blog next week!