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 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.
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.
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.