Celebrating QuiltCon Together 2021Riane Menardi Morrison
Each year we look forward to attending QuiltCon, an exhibition celebrating the exciting world of modern quilting, including four days of workshops, lectures, shopping, and of course, looking at all the fabulous quilts!
With the world still in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers of QuiltCon, the Modern Quilt Guild, has shifted to a fully virtual show for the first time, and we are thrilled to be joining in the fun from the comfort of our homes.
Quiltmania Inc. and Simply Moderne will be vendors at this year’s show, with a virtual “booth” where attendees can learn more about our books and magazines. We are looking forward to connecting with quilting friends both near and far, and celebrating the beautiful world of modern quilting.
To celebrate and prepare for the show, we wanted to share some of the work by this year’s QuiltCon faculty members that has graced our pages over the years. Let the quilts below start your modern journey as we wait for the show to arrive!
“Lantern Rouge” by Daisy Aschehoug was featured in Simply Moderne #10. We love this quilt for its bold beauty and for the way the curved shapes come together to create something completely unique!
“Flower Bowl” by the delightful Jo Avery is a fun wall hanging that combines appliqué with big-stitch hand quilting to create a cute and colorful piece that’s perfect for springtime! You can find the pattern for this quilt in Simply Moderne #12.
“Turbine” by Jen Carlton Bailly is a circle-lover’s dream, and we love the scrappy fabric that Jen chose for her version. This quilt is perfect for building your curve and straight-line sewing skills, so grab a copy of Simply Moderne #15 and meet us in your sewing room studio!
Indigo Winter by Sandra Johnson is monochromatic beauty combining traditional quilt blocks in a gorgeous motif that has so much texture. Raid your scrap pile for the just-right prints and solids, and find this pattern in Simply Moderne #15.
We love “Dap” by Melanie Tuazon. This bright and colorful modern quilt is so joyful, we can’t get enough. With beautiful color blocking and straight lines, this lovely quilt will brighten any room in your home. Get the pattern in Simply Moderne #10.
Spiraling Petals by Yvonne Fuchs from Simply Moderne #9 has subtle color changes that create a transparency effect. This quilt is a study in value, color, and fabric choice. It’s also a perfect quilt for Valentine’s day!
“Muffin Tops” by Latifah Saafir is a fun and lovely way to practice your curved piecing. Use your favorite scraps and a neutral background to make those delicate curves really pop! Find the pattern for this quilt in Simply Moderne #12.