Saturday, March 12, 2022

QuiltCon Together Winners Exhibit

While I have an abundance of Quilt Con pictures from this year's event, I thought I'd start off with a look back at 2021. From the QuiltCon Together Winners exhibit, Mosh Pit @ the Golden captures the energy of a mosh pit taking place at a bar down the street from an off-the-grid 1920s cabin in Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

Mosh Pit @ the Golden by Maria Shell @talesofastitcher

Everything All at Once by Maria Shell the start of a series based on the Flowering Snowball quilt block.

Everything All At Once by Maria Shell @talesofastitcher

Downstream captures the intersection of glassy corporate office buildings, urban living, and natural spaces. It's a reminder of how our lives are interconnected, with our actions in one capacity affecting us in others. I love the play of color and shape roughly making out fish, and how there are slight variations within the structure.

Downstream by Yvonne Fuchs @quiltingjetgirl

Crimped by Amy Friend is an original design inspired by a scalloped edge wedge, using foundation paper piecing. V shaped straight line quilting reflects the colored shapes on the left.

Crimped by Amy Friend @duringquiettime

One of my favorite group quilts is It's a Mad, Mad, Mid-Mod World by the South Bay Quilters Guild as a president's quilt for Julie Limbach Jones.Mid-centruy design are highlighted by the color palette; Austin House and Outhouse by Carolyn Friedlander, Atomic Starburst by Violet Craft, and ModDog, ModCat and Mod TV by Colourwerx patterns; custom appliqué shapes; and fussy cut fabrics. 

It's a Mad, Mad, Mid-Mod World by Julie Limbach Jones  @jilimbachjones, Quilted by Matt Randall

One Block by Silvia Glaubach, from the QuiltCon Together Winners exhibit, was made during a 100-day project and features improvised Log Cabin and Courthouse Steps blocks in a limited color palette.

One Block by Silvia Glaubach @surori_textiles

Dresden Coffins by Andrea Salisbury uses two black and white fabrics, fussy cut and positioned in varying arrangements. Each plate is composed of 12 hand pieced coffins.

Dresden Coffins by Andrea Salisbury @andreasalisbury

Urban Emergence combines improve blocks created by bee mates wing shades of blue, white, and yellow with the theme of "urban" and "architecture" and symbolizes emerging from fog into blue skies post pandemic.

Urban Emergence by Ellyn Zinsmeister @ellynz


  1. Thanks for sharing the 2021 QuiltCon Together quilts. It was nice that the MQG made the effort to hang quilts that were still available so that they could be seen in person and not just online.

  2. These quilts from last year were fun to see in person. I was especially taken with the coffins quilt and how it was made with a fabric that had all those shapes on it, nothing pieced. So many good ones in this group!