More Quilt Results
As I mentioned in my last post there's been a lot of quilt related news generated the past few weeks. Next up, AQS Fall Quilt Week in Paducah, KY. During the summer I found out I had four quilts accepted to hang at Fall Quilt Week. I was completely shocked, shocked!, especially since two of the quilts were Quiltcon "rejects." Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend Fall Quilt Week because I was camping through Thursday and would have missed most of the show, via social media, if some kind ladies on Instagram hadn't had sent me pictures of my quilts, thank you Connie (@gynconnie), Marla (@pennylanequilts), and Judith. Check out their quilts on IG!
|Peaks and Horizons|
|Chevrons Revisited - Sixlets|
Overall I agree with most of the comments, especially those regarding Chevrons Revisited and Optics. For example I've made 60 quilts between Chevrons Revisited and Insomnia my most recent finish (see below). The only comments I'm a little dubious of are the two comments regarding the density of my quilting. I specifically left large areas unquilted on Peaks + Horizons to create stylized mountains and while the pink sections of Office Daydreams is a 1 1/2" diamond grid with double lines 1/8" apart the rest of the quilt was quilted with either 1/2" or 1/4" straight lines, I think that is fairly dense.
All in all I value judges comment immensely and have used their comments to improve my quilting. I appreciate every word and all the time and work that they put in to judge shows especially a show this size.
To wrap it all up, there is still time to check out Amy Ellis's Blogger Quilt Festival on her site Amy's Creative Side.
Along with the Blogger Quilt Festival Amy Ellis has also been working on creating and launching a new magazine, Curated Quilts! I am so honored to have a mini quilt chosen to be in the very first issue as part of their mini quilt challenge so when it was announced they were sponsoring a second log cabin mini quilt challenge with a fabulous color palette I couldn't wait to get started.
There is still time to enter if you're interested in taking part in this challenge and the chance to have your quilt published in the second issue of Curated Quilts.
Really quick one more quilt related adventure. Have you seen Fresh Quilting TV show? Are you a member of the MQG? Have you caught it on your local PBS station? Season two is out and Office Daydreams makes a quick appearance in episode 7!
I love this series because so many modern quilters that inspire me are featured giving tips and tricks on how to design and make some of their amazing quilts!! It's free to MQG members on the resource page and even airs on several local PBS channels.
“Most assuredly, I (Jesus) say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." John 5:24