Stroll through aisles of quilts from artists across the country.
Connecting Our Natural Worlds
SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
Connecting Our Natural Worlds showcases artwork that beautifully illustrates the natural wonder of habitats around the globe. Through their own unique artistic interpretation, each artist has identified danger to flora and fauna in their own backyards and recommended a call to action that can be taken to help save the species. The selected pieces will inspire viewers to get closer to nature and become better stewards for our environment. saqa.com
100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge
Presented by The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Each year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. In this year’s 100 Years of Art Deco Quilt Challenge, quilts all incorporate an Art Deco theme. Get lost in the decadent details found in this year’s 100 Years of Art Deco quilts. All quilts are made from fabrics that represent the Art Deco theme, which includes geometric forms, bold outlines, zigzags and more! QuiltShow.com
Heirloom Quilts Made Easy
Carmen Geddes of TenSisters Handicraft
Make the quilts you wish you could inherit, made with EasyPiecing Grid fusible foundation. It's fun, fast, and accurate! Beginners and seasoned quilters alike enjoy this innovative way to piece quilts. From antique patterns, traditional quilt blocks, to pixelated pictures, this technique is for you! tensisters.com
Modern Quilt Showcase
Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt Guild
The Bloomington Normal Modern Quilt Guild has challenged its members to create quilts featuring the Kona color of the year by Kaufman Fabrics. These mini quilts demonstrate their innovative use of modern design and techniques in a refreshing collection. bnmqg.org
North Texas Quilt Festival 2021 Showcase
In conjunction with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Peruse through this exhibit to view stunning, handpicked quilts from the North Texas Quilt Festival. These quilts were selected from over 350 contest quilts created by members of six North Texas guilds, including Bear Creek Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Quilt Guild, Irving Quilt Guild, Quilters' Guild of Arlington and Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild. Within this diverse exhibit, you will find quilts with many forms of inspiration and quilters' level of expertise. Come and be charmed as you discover the unique story each quilter has to tell. northtexasquiltfestival.com
Do You See What I See?
Pareidolia Definition: the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.
What happens you give quilters hand-dyed fabric and ask them to quilt the images they see? Check out the Do You See What I See? quilt collection and find the hidden pictures. Using thread, a longarm machine and their imagination, these quilters bring to life the creatures, bugs and animals they see! Fabric hand-dyed by Debra Linker.
Paradigm Quilters: Architecture
Paradigm is a group of artists from southeast Michigan dedicated to the concept of the quilt as art. Members meet regularly to share ideas, critique one another's work, and to stimulate one other through group challenges. For this challenge, members were to create an art quilt related to the theme of Architecture. Each artist was free to interpret the theme as she wished. The only parameter was that the quilt must be 34" by 30" in a landscape orientation.
Andrew Lee – CombatQuilter
Andrew Lee, aka the CombatQuilter, is a two-time combat veteran with twenty years of service. Creating Quilts of Valor and longarm quilting with his Gammill Statler has been beneficial in managing his PTSD. His quilts "Shock and Awe", depicting the flag raising at Iwo Jima and "United we Stand", illustrating the flag raising at ground zero will be on display at the Expo. With these quilts, Andrew hopes to inspire those who struggle with depression and trauma to find their own creative outlets. Andrew is always looking for ways to sew and quilt more efficiently and share those skills with others. facebook | instagram
2022 Quilt Contest
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Treat yourself to breathtaking quilts brimming with artistry and creativity, competing for thousands in cash prizes and ribbons awarded by NACQJ certified judge Sherry Massey. Click here for details.
From the Threads Closet
See an exciting display of clothes from Threads magazine, the world’s top garment-sewing magazine. For more than 36 years, Threads has taught readers how to make exceptional clothing. Sewing experts, fiber artists, and the magazine’s staff created the examples, which demonstrate a range of sewing techniques and trends. Some looks precisely follow a pattern for the Pattern Review department, revealing the work of independent and established patternmakers. Other pieces were custom samples created by contributors to showcase advanced sewing techniques or exquisite embellishment.
Epic Cosplay Costumes
See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo by amazing cosplayers and designers Casey Renee, Cheryl Sleboda and Ultimate Cosplay.