Tuesday, 9 May 2017

AQC 2017-Modern Quilts

There was a great display of modern quilts that had travelled from the latest QuiltCon  competition in the USA. Quilt Con is the Modern Quilt Guilds convention and competition.

The exciting news was that Best of Show was won by an Australian named Katherine Jones. Here is a photo of her winning quilt named Bling.

The quilt is foundation pieced and as we were looking at the quilt, Katherine herself came along and so I asked her if I could take a photo of her with her quilt. Katherine comes from Tasmania.

Here are some of the others that were on display

Modern Stepping Stones by Heather Black

Luxe Modern by Susan Clay

Westshire by Julia Williams

Everybody recognised this man, so it must be a successful quilt.

Lincoln by Kim Soper

There were some quilts on display that people have done in classes at past AQC's.
The next two quilts were done as a result of a class with Susan Carlson.

Hummer by Karen Travis

Kookaburra Magic by Denise Griffiths

There were quilts on display from Mexico and Taiwan.

Here are a couple from Taiwan.

Paradise by Li-Chun Wang
Liberation and Freedom by Su-Ping Chang

AQC is over for another year and once again it was a wonderful show, a visual feast with all those quilts, a shopping mecca and of course catching up with all the friends I have made through patchwork and quilting.

I did do some shopping; here is a photo of some of things I bought. I bought mainly fabric, stamps and books.

I also had a very quick catch up with Michele Hill who was working on the Bernina stand. Michele is giving up teaching so it is one of her last appearances but she is much loved and a very popular teacher.

Michele Hill

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

I so enjoy 'going to quilt shows' and not leaving the house! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, isn't modern technology wonderful?

jude's page said...

I love seeing all the quilts through your eyes Linda, thanks for the quilt show.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, glad you enjoyed the photos, maybe we will see you at AQC next year!

Gina E. said...

Haha, I loved Robbie's comment about seeing quilt shows without leaving her house! Thanks to people like you Linda, those of us who prefer to stay home, can still enjoy seeing the best of the best :-)

Linda Steele said...

So true Gina, I also love reading people's posts about quilt shows.