QuiltCon Recap: The Quilts

Hello! I got back from QuiltCon yesterday morning, and I wanted to share with you some favorite quilts from the show that really inspired me. I realize there are some great ones that I missed, probably because I
ended up talking to so many great people this weekend! I’ll be back to
talk a bit more about that later. But for now, here are some quilts, a few of which are from the Denyse Schmidt exhibit.

QuiltCon Show Quilts

Quilting trends that I hope continue:

– Curves and circles

– Solids

– Asymmetry and abstraction

– Group and bee quilts that push the boundaries of normal (see here and here)

– Modern takes on traditional quilt patterns (see QuiltCon’s best in show)

Quilting trends that really impacted me:

– Not square or rectangle in shape (see here and here)

– Statement quilts (like this one by Thomas Knauer)

– Meticulous machine quilting, and the variety of designs possible within one quilt (Angela Walters is my hero… just look at this amazing quilting!)

– Concentric circles, squares, etc. I just get lost in the design (see here and here)

QuiltCon Show Quilts

The Modern Quilt guild announced the full list of show winners and
I am beyond excited that many of my blogging friends were recognized
for their work. Congrats to all who exhibited in the show! That in
itself is a huge honor, and I wish that I had submitted something. I’ve
got my thinking cap on for 2015. 🙂

Handmade ribbons from the QuiltCon staff (photo: Elizabeth Hartman)

This is the first time I’ve attended a juried quilt show, and I’ve had to say that it was extremely inspiring. I came home with new ideas that were not so much inspired by the quilt designs I saw, but just the overall energy and creativity around me.

Be back soon with more on QuiltCon. Also, I snapped many quilt photos this weekend, and you can see them in more detail at my Flickr page!


I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!