A couple of bright, modern quilts catch the eye at last year’s QuiltCon in Austin, Texas. This year, the celebration of modern quilts will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center from Feb. 18-21. The convention will include workshops, demonstrations, lectures and a juried show featuring more than 375 modern quilts.(Lauren Hunt)
From left: “Eidos,” designed by Agatha June, pieced by Elizabeth Dackson and quilted by Gina Pina, is QuiltCon 2016’s giveaway quilt; “Jungle Abstractions: The Lion,” pieced and quilted by Violet Craft; and “Catnado,” pieced and quilted by Karen Duling.(Photographs by, from left, Scott David Gordon, Violet Craft and Karen Duling )
“On-Off-StandBy, Pink,” left, pieced and quilted by Janice Smyth, and “Holyoke 1938" pieced and quilted by Timna Tarr.
“Puddling,” pieced and quilted by Amy Friend, left; “House Plan” pieced by Pam Rocco, quilted by Linda Barbin; and “Rainy Day Quilt,” pieced by Lindsey Neill, quilted by Sarah Wilson.
“Mixed Cassette Tapes,” pieced and quilted by Lysa Flower, left; and “Collection,” pieced and quilted by Carolyn Friedlander.
“Aftermath,” by Jacquie Gering, inspired by the Boston Marathon bombing, left, and a quilt by Serena Brooks.(Photographs by, from left, Jacquie Gering and Peter Figen )
Modern quilts are displayed at QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, Texas. This year, the show will be held at the at the Pasadena Convention Center from Feb. 18-21.(Lauren Hunt)
The art of quilting has always had a social component in the form of bees and other gatherings, and the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon is carrying on this tradition.
QuiltCon, which is scheduled for Feb. 18 through 21 at the Pasadena Convention Center, will feature workshops, demonstrations, lectures, a juried competition and more than 375 modern quilts on display that both avid practitioners and observers can appreciate alike. With its embracing of Minimalist geometry as well as more free-form approaches to design and pattern making, this isn’t your grandmother’s quilting experience.
“The Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to be bringing QuiltCon to Pasadena for the first time, as the MQG was founded right here in Los Angeles,” said MQG co-founder Alissa Haight Carlton. “We hope that anyone in the Southern California area who is interested in art, craft and design makes their way to the show.”
Price: $10 for a one-day pass, $35 for four-day pass. quiltconwest.com/