Last weekend, I headed to the Quilt Fiesta, a semi-annual show hosted by the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild. As usual, it didn't disappoint. I particularly enjoyed the solid representation of not only the traditional aesthetic, but also art and modern. For the sake of this blog's obvious bias, let's begin with modern quilts, shall we? There are upcoming posts featuring the art and traditional quilts too, so there's no hard feelings. Many of the quilts can arguable be cauterized in multiple categories, but I'm going to try my honest best to sort a few of the highlights on the basis of style.
Free-motion quilting makes Greater Than by Susan B. Sperry a stand-out, awe-inspiring beauty. I can't get enough of all that texture in the generous negative space. "I made the first quilt with this design for my daughter's boyfriend. I liked it so much I immediately followed it up with another one in a slightly different color way for myself! Pattern by Alissa Haight Carlton."
Sophie's Featherbed pieced by Jean-Sophie Wood and quilted by Lynne Horpedahl was created using Anna Marie Horner's Featherbed quilt pattern.
Tetris Blocks is a bold, half square triangle quilt that Pam Mees created using a pattern from a U.K. quilting magazine.
Julee Coffman describes Picnic as a modern sampler block quilt containing parallelograms, equilateral triangles and trapezoids.
Picnic was beautifully straight-line quilted by Lynne Horpedahl.
Come on back, as I'll be sharing more quilts from Quilt Fiesta soon!