QuiltCon 2019 Acceptances

Yesterday was a busy day on Instagram.  And although I signed off for the holidays, I will have to do one more post.  The Modern Quilt Guild sent out the decision emails for QuiltCon 2019.

I am quietly celebrating three acceptances.

MidCentury Modern Curve #1.  I KNOW that I’ve been promising a pattern…and I am seriously delayed on this one.  However, in the meantime, I’m scheduled to teach this workshop in 2019.  Contact me if your guild is interested in booking this workshop in 2019 (a few dates are open) and 2020.

MidCentury Modern Curve #1 was accepted and exhibited at the MQG Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in Fall 2018.  MQG notified me that it was also accepted into QuiltCon 2019.  So I’ve been quietly celebrating this one for a few weeks.  Quilting by Carol Byrnes–she did a great job following the pattern in the tone-on-tone white fabric and echoing the shapes in the blocks.

Triangle Joy was accepted!  You can purchase the pattern as a download here.  And it will also be available in local quilt shops in 2019. 

This is a very easy paper pieced pattern that has the look and feel of improvisation.  I had fun creating these blocks and I hope that you will give it a try.   More great quilting by Carol Byrnes.

MidCentury Modern Curve: Graffiti was accepted. 

I made this quilt using the same techniques for MidCentury Modern Curve #1–with variations!  I had a great time using some of the prints from the modern Grafic line of fabrics designed by Latifah Saafir for Hoffman. I combined her fabrics with Moda Grunge –and as I worked on it, this quilt quickly became one of my favorites.  I am amazed at how different the overall effect became with this more muted palette.  Quilting by Karlee Sandell–I am grateful that she chose such a modern edge-to-edge design.

CLOSING THOUGHTS……..I’m not going to post the two quilts that did not get accepted–and, yes, I know there’s a hashtag on Instagram for “QuiltCon rejects”.  I’ve decided not to participate in that discussion–the quilts that did not get accepted are not rejects by my definition. 

I guess I have a different view about show rejections.  For example, I noticed one quilter who posted that a quilt that was rejected for the 2018 show  was accepted into the 2019 show.  I think that her experience is a lesson we should all keep in mind.  I’ve also had quilts rejected for one show and then accepted (and won a prize) in another show.   So, we shouldn’t take any of it too personally–with 1750+ QuiltCon entries, and room for about 400 quilts, it’s takes a bit of luck AND talent to be accepted.  Also, I have watched quilt show judges do their work, and I know that they take their job very seriously and work hard to make fair decisions. 

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12 Responses to QuiltCon 2019 Acceptances

  1. pam morris December 18, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    This is great news and these quilts will be an excellent addition to QuiltConn

    Well done

    • Carole Lyles Shaw January 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

      Let’s plan a sew day at your place…and then lunch in Venice! Thanks and Happy Modern Quilting in 2019!

  2. Colleen Griffin December 18, 2018 at 10:31 am #

    Carole I love your quilts! The freshness of your color choices and great use of negative space are wonderful. I have made simple traditional quilts since retiring 10 years ago but I aspire to create modern quilts similar to what I perceive as freedom in your quilts. A friend and I plan to attend QuiltCon and hope to see you there!

    • Carole Lyles Shaw January 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

      You will leave QuiltCon super inspired! I hope you try out some of my patterns as a way to launch your own creativity. And, ss a member of MQG, you get free patterns and tutorials as you probably know and that’s also a great way to start.

      Thanks and Happy Modern Quilting in 2019!

  3. Lauren Macdonald December 18, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing them at the show. Excellent work!

  4. cowanche December 18, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    Congratulations to you – thrilled to see your creativity and hard work getting noticed!

  5. Karen Davis Moses December 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    A huge congrats to you Carole!

  6. Elizabeth Young December 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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