Two by Twenty
Exhibit sponsored by Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc
Two by Twenty is two exhibits in one. The first is a pairing of two art quilts by the same artist. Some are variations on a theme. With the same technique and subject matter, the artists explore subtle variations in line, color or texture to fully understand the material. Some pairs have a narrative element between them. The time of day has changed, or the viewpoint has shifted. These little differences invite the viewer to engage with the work in a kind of “first — then,” or “spot the differences” game. The second exhibit is the variety overall amongst all the artists. The pieces as a whole demonstrate the wide range of approaches in the quilt art genre. From bold and graphic to subtle explorations of texture and nuance, there is plenty to explore in this collection. saqa.com
Black & White Plus One Challenge
Quilt Expo from Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman
View an impressive exhibit of quilts that feature black, white and one additional color. See how quilters put their own unique spins on this year’s brand-new Quilt Expo Quilt Challenge, creating remarkable works of art using only three colors. Don’t miss your chance to be the first to view these one-of-a-kind quilts that represent the spirit of Quilt Expo! quiltexpo.com/quiltcontest
Quilts from Within
F+W Quilt Publication Staff Members
Quilts From Within is a collection of quilts made by staff members of F+W quilt publications. Some were made for publication, some were made to satisfy a creative urge. Whatever the reason for making, these inspirational quilts demonstrate the quiltmaking expertise and design talent of dedicated quilters who get to work with quilts every day!
Mountain Mist Historical Quilts
14 Mid-Century Quilts Made New
Based on the book by Linda Pumphrey, this beautifully curated collection showcases 14 designs from the celebrated Mountain Mist Series. The unique marketing campaign, which offered a free quilt pattern with every Mountain Mist batting purchase, inspired generations of quilters throughout the twentieth century. Linda recreated her favorite patterns—from art deco-inspired designs to intricate appliques and traditional blocks—with current fabrics and techniques. The result: timeless designs that are as stunning today as when they were first introduced in the 1930s and 1940s. This display will inspire you to make classic quilts with contemporary style you’ll enjoy for years to come! mccallsquilting.com/blogs
Lemoynes and Lemons
Tampa Modern Quilt Guild
The Tampa Modern Quilt Guild enjoys the traditions of quilting with a modern flair. As a challenge, the Tampa MQG decided to take the Lemoyne Star and interpret in a new, modern feel. Each member is able to interpret the eight point star in their own way, for each member’s skill and technique to shine. The group also created a quilt to donate to the local Project Linus chapter.
Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild – Bee Artful Fiber Group
The floral industry uses the term “cut flowers” in many ways. Loosely translated, it describes the use of flowers with stems taken from an original plant and assembled into a vase for the purpose of display. The art bee of the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild in Clarkesville, GA uses the term “cut flowers” to describe their most recent group project. Each participant made a mini-quilt of a vase of flowers (following certain guidelines), and then divided that mini-quilt into four quadrants. Then, in a blind drawing, each member picked three new quadrants to go with one of her own. Then they re-assembled and embellished their mini-quilts. See the final result at the Expo!
The Best of QuiltCon 2017
Modern Quilt Guild
The Modern Quilt Guild presents the Best of QuiltCon 2017, a collection of modern quilts from QuiltCon, the guild’s annual, worldwide conference and show. This inspiring exhibit showcases the best work of modern quilters today. Graphic and hip, these quilts represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design in today’s modern quilting movement.
The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. The founding guild was formed in Los Angeles in October of 2009. Through blogs and the Internet, word spread quickly of the fun they were having, and soon guilds started popping up everywhere. There are now more than 170 guilds around the world with members on six continents. quiltcon.com themodernquiltguild.com