I had been looking forward to this show for weeks. Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild held their first quilt show in North Vancouver, BC on 27th & 28th August. I hope there will be more shows in the coming years as I enjoyed this one. It took me longer to drive there & back home than wander around looking at the quilts but it was nonetheless well worth the drive!
What is Modern Quilting and how is it different to traditional or other quilting? Check out this website for some explanation.
Now for some more quilting eye candy…….as I realize you may not have been able to visit this great quilt show in person. All quilts shown below give the name of the quilt and quilter. I tried my best to document this accurately as I took pics but if I made any errors, please notify me in the comment box below and I will gladly correct the error.
Matt Wheeler created this incredible quilt using inspiration from Angela Walters’s Impracticality quilt.
Got a real surprize when I stood back from this quilt. Bit of a problem when I am peering close up at labels and I see this one: Ellen by Matt Wheeler. Im wondering why he called it Ellen. Is his Mom perhaps Ellen? Then I stand back for a pic of the whole quilt and it hits me between the eyes! Very clever technique. And, of course, I do like Matts work!
Round and round we go by Terry Aske. Another quilter whose work I greatly admire.
Endless Summer by Kathy McNamara – a design by Latifah Saafir , Molehill Molehills Workshop by Latifah Saafir. Latifah is a Janome America Educator based in LA and she has founded a large Modern Quilt Guild there.
Sink or Swim by Jane Prosser. Design is Tula Pink Anchors Aweigh. I liked the quilting on this: circles playing against the stripes.
Butterfly by Lauralyn Connor. She won a Viewers Choice award. see close up of the quilting in next pic.
Pretty cool, dont you think?
Also won an award: Better Together by Eileen Currie, Quilted by Stacey Murton. Original design, Wedge workshop by Paul Krampitz
Delhi Dreams by Megan Hanna – an original design
Aaahh…..African Journey by Mary Stewart, quilted by Sherri Coultard, Design: Pippa Moore.
Double Trouble Sparkle by Trish Poehnell. esign, Sharon Pederson.
And last but not least…..another by my friend, Terry Aske called Gridded Circle
Pipe Shop, Shipyard building, North Vancouver …….A great location to showcase these Modern Quilts……well done to all involved in organizing this show, especially to Krista Hennebury. Congrats to you all on your first and successful show!