Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AQS in ABQ: Modern Quilts Part I


I'd like to return to to return to some of the stand-out, modern quilts from the AQS show in Albuquerque. Within the AQS Authors' Exhibit, Kimberly Einmo's quilt Color Wheels from Modern Quilts & More was showcased. I appreciate the "black sheep", or rather square, in this piece. The overall quilting design is fascinating too.
Color Wheels by Kimberly Einmo, AQS Authors' Exhibit
Speaking of Kimberly, here's another quilt she pieced called Fire & Ice.
Fire and Ice by Kimberly Einmo & Judi Madsen
Judi Madsen did the exquisite and complimentary quilting.
Fire and Ice by Kimberly Einmo & Judi Madsen
Fire and Ice by Kimberly Einmo & Judi Madsen
At the risk of turning this into the Kimberly and Judi Fan Page, I bring you Orange Zest.
Orange Zest by Kimberly Einmo and Judi Madsen
I can't resist sharing yet another of their quilts. Just look at that free-motion!
Orange Zest by Kimberly Einmo and Judi Madsen
I am a sucker for shadow shapes redefining negative space.
Orange Zest by Kimberly Einmo and Judi Madsen
Waterfall by Wilma Grubbs is a nice example of using negative space and minimalistic design.
Waterfall by Wilma Grubbs
The custom quilting pairs nicely with the design.
Waterfall by Wilma Grubbs

Jyl made good use of crystals, appliquĂ©, and straight-line quilting in Firelight.
Firelight by Jyl Poole
The repeated improv shapes and vivid color palette make Joy visually pleasing.
Joy by Peg Collins

Doors Into Summer gives wonkiness a level of sophistication. The free-motion adds a layer of depth.
Door Into Summer by Joni Morgan
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4 comments:

  1. Thank you Afton for sharing these pictures with us!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  2. I am so enjoying your beautiful pictures. Next best thing to being there :)
    I have always been in awe of Judi Madsen's quilting! She really has a gift.

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  3. These are gorgeous! I am wondering, is there a large overlap between the entries in the AQS and Quilt Con? These are all just awesome!

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  4. I just love all of Kimberley's quilts, and Judi's quilting is awesome, but my favourite of the ones you show is Waterfall.

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