Images of QuiltCon 2023

I hadn’t been to QuiltCon since 2015, so I figured I was due.  This year QuiltCon was in Atlanta, GA during the week of February 22.  It was an amazing show.

There really was an energy in the air.  The crowd was diverse: all ages, backgrounds, and cultures.  Lots of quilted and embellished clothing were worn by the attendees.  I even saw a pair of jeans that was embellished with Sashiko stitching.  I wish I had thought to take pictures of the garments.   🙁

The quilts were diverse:  Improvisational, Hand-Work, Modern Traditionalism, Negative Space, and even Applique!  Yes!  Applique!  Back in 2015, applique or any embellishment was not allowed on modern quilts.  The definition of “modern” has definitely expanded.

And how adorable is this guy?  This is Henry Webb with his quilt, “Maxine,” winning First Place quilt in the Youth Category.

QuiltCon - Henry Webb - Maxine

There were many graphic quilts, of course.

Images of QuiltCon

Many quilts with circles.

Images of QuiltCon

I think the Handwork category was my favorite.  Lots of hand stitching mixed with machine stitching to add texture and embellishment.  Some of the Big Stitch work was surface design, while others used the Big Stitch as quilting through all layers.  Lots of great ideas.

Handwork 1Images of QuiltCon 2023 - Handwork 2

OMG!  These hexies are 1/4 inch.  Teeny tiny!

Images of QuiltCon - Hexies

These quilts have intriguing layouts and secondary designs.  Way cool!

DiamondsPetalsImages of QuiltCon 2023 - Broken StarAsymmetrical

I stared at this one for quite a while.  The quilter used the seams as part of the design, carefully pressing and presenting the seams on the outside.  Way cool!

Inner 1Inner 2


So now I’m inspired!  I’m thinking that my next project should have a Mid-Century Modern flair to it.  Hmmmm  . . .

Thanks for joining me on a short tour of QuiltCon 2023.  If you’d like to see more photos from the show, check out my posts on Facebook or Instagram.



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