Imagination and precision were the hallmarks of many of the quilts. Here is another favorite of mine.
Our guild's quilt was not in the lobby but one of the lecture halls and I thought I took a photo of it, but apparently not at the show. I don't see a shot of it on our website either! That will need to be remedied (we made improv log cabin blocks). We then went into the exhibition hall and met up with fellow guild members manning our Thomas Fire booth space, donated by QuiltCon. Sooo many generous folks donated blocks, batting, completed quilts, thread, fabric, and money to our efforts, just amazing, and we are so grateful. We wandered around looking at quilts, I took a turn through an aisle or two of the vendor area, and then we learned that the exhibition halls closed at 6 pm! Yikes. I hurried across to take pics of the Carolyn Friedlander exhibit and the rest of the quilts in the last half hour. So disappointed I didn't get to study them all more closely. My sister was in a class from 6-9 and I spent the time with another guild member. Here are a few favorites:
Cats, of course! So bright and fun, loved the colors and prints, Warhol style.
Aura. Gorgeous soft colors in solids.
My favorites tended to be in the piecing and Modern Traditionalism categories, but there were other surprises.
Off center improv log cabin blocks in a cornstalk setting. Loved it. The ties were on both sides of the quilt, yellow in the orange sections. The quilt was big, blocks were probably 10-12".
The next quilt is faced, not bound, as were many of the quilts on display.
Well, this post is getting very long so I will break it up into a second part so I can share more from QuiltCon.