It has been a long time since I've been to a quilt show...maybe 15 years or more. I was delighted and amazed to see the displays at this years QuiltCon in Pasadena. My yarny friend, Suzette and I attended on Saturday. So many of the quilts were very modern. The categories included Minimalism, Triangles, Improvisation as well as modern takes on Piecing, Quilting and Traditionalism. I was REALLY drawn to the Minimalism quilts, especially the ones with an architectural theme. Click on photos to see a larger format.
We saw a few friends, including the lovely Ms. Natalie, aka #sewnatty, at the Sew Modern booth.
|Ms. Natalie is workin' it at the Sew Modern Booth and mini-trailer!|
|Ellen, Suzette, Natalie inside the Sew Modern Mini-Trailer|
There were TWO halls filed with quilts in addition to the hallways and other rooms. It was rather overwhelming. Here are a few more of my favorites. Many of these have inspired me to crochet afghans using similar colors and designs!
|This will look perfect in my mid-century modern home in Palm Springs! A girl can dream.|
|Suzette, examining the "Cat-Nado" quilt|
|LOVE the textures and block design of this quilt!|
|I learned the phrase, "Match Stick Quilting" |
|"I Can't Breathe" by Chawne Kimber, a quilt about the death of Eric Garner won first prize in improvisational piecing|
There was an article in the Los Angeles Times about "message" quilts like the one above. It was a very inspirational day. More about our field trip tomorrow!
Labels: Architecture, Art, Fashion, Friends, Los Angeles, yarny stuff