Thursday, February 26, 2015

QuiltCon - goodies and quilts that are not flat

Yes, there were some goodies to be had. They handed us a bag fill with stuff. Here is the bag with a sample of dream batting and a pressing sheet.
Two charm packs were in the bag
Here are fabrics I collected from the vendor booths over the four days. Some were giveaways and some you had to play a game
Post-it notes, measuring tape, and triangle ruler
Magazines and patterns
A plastic box that held a ruler, colored pencils, and a little book with gridded paper for designing your modern quilts
Screen cleaning pads, a sample of laundry soap and a Moda tea towel I won in a corn hole game.

I was very surprised at how many of the quilts shown did not hang straight. I mean they were not just a little wavy, but very wavy. I can see how some quilts got in the show due to a good photo that disguised this. Some of these quilts in my lousy photos look better here than they did in person. Then again were they designed to hang this way? I doubt it. This was very distracting. There were plenty of quilts that did not hang wavy so it was not due to the hanging system used. Overall I found the design of most of the pieces very simple and not stimulating. A few of these quilts were not quilted by the person that pieced the quilt top and some of the quilts had been made from a published pattern. Most quilts I saw had folded corners for the binding. I also saw applique that was simply pieces zig zagged at the edge. The level of detail and workmanship was not consistent thru the exhibit.

Execution was good; it just hung wavy.

This gray and off white piece looked worse in person than it does in this photo. I like the overall design and it was a big quilt. It is too bad the execution wasn't better.

Now see the two toned gray quilt with the blue and pink goose tracks? That quilt was not accepted in the show, but it hanged straight and was quilted beautifully. It was made by Quilt Paradigm. I am glad I got to see it in person.

Tomorrow I will have pics of more quilts and the food we had while in Austin.

1 comment:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Thanks for the shout out, Patty :)

It looks like you received some pretty cool swag during your little adventure :)