Fredericksburg, VA

Display Gallery

Stroll through aisles of quilts from artists across the country.

 

Aloft
SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
See the world from a new perspective! Birds, insects, and even some mammals are able to fly and soar. Plant seeds and kites are carried on the breeze, and the perfect pass can float through the air. Humankind has dreamt of ways to fly from Icarus’ attempt to create his own wings to the advent of airplanes, satellites, and space exploration. This exhibition provides new perspectives through which to see our world. saqa.com

 

Upcycle!
SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates

Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions. Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Full of creative energy, Upcycle! offers artwork with intriguing details and unusual materials. saqa.com

 


Botanical Quilt Challenge 2020
Presented by The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Each year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. The 2020 challenge quilts all incorporate a botanical theme (anything plant-related – e.g., garden, nature, floral, etc.). Enjoy a glimpse of spring splendor that’s sure to inspire next year’s garden! QuiltShow.com

 

My Life as a Quilter – Men’s Edition

Michael Caputo
Michael’s love of using modern designs to showcase beautiful fabrics has been delighting quilters for nearly a decade. His quilting mother helped him create a quilt for a friend’s baby and a new medium for his artistic talents was born. Michael loves exploring combinations of color and pattern to create intriguing new designs. Eight years ago Quilt Now magazine published his first quilt design. Since then he has been featured in nearly every major quilting publication in the States, as well as magazines in the United Kingdom and France. Michael hopes you enjoy his journey from the occasional crafter to a published quilt designer.

 

 

Inspired by Endangered Species
Curated by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto
This magnificent collection of 182 art quilts was inspired by the quote from Jim Fowler’s Wild Kingdom, “The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth’s ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature.”


Epic Cosplay Costumes
See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo by amazing Cosplayers and Designers. Featuring:
Kristie Good aka Karmada Cosplay

Aaron Ingraham aka Aaron Cosplay

Cheryl Sleboda aka SewMuchCosplay



Fit for Art Patterns
Rae Cumbie and Carrie Emerson
Fit for Art Patterns is an independent pattern company that focuses on designing patterns for home sewists which will assure fitting success and inspire her to stitch up an entire wardrobe of handcrafted clothing that is fun to wear for every occasion. Enjoy this collection of Rae and Carrie’s samples representing a wardrobe of fun and functional garments for all seasons based on Fit for Art’s three simple core patterns and multiple style variations. We hope you’ll be inspired to sew adventurously with a variety of fabrics and styles to create comfortable and flattering garments! Visit the photo gallery at fitforartpatterns.com for more samples.




Uhuru Quilt Guild


Colonial Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Thank you to these fine companies who provide continued support.