QuiltCon 2022 was an amazing experience, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you over the next few weeks. Today I’m going to start with sharing my quilts as they looked hanging in the show and the judging results as well.
I like entering shows that offer written feedback to entrants on their quilts. It gives you information about what you are doing well as well as the areas that can use some improvement. I like to be as transparent as possible regarding my show-entering process, and I think that sharing judging results is an important part of this.
This year QuiltCon used a scoring method that I don’t totally understand, but it looks like each aspect that you did particularly well received a point. It also appears that design and category specific points combined to create the weighted score. (I don’t know this for sure, but this seems to be a reasonable guess based on my scoring sheets and those of a few friends. If I find out more, I will update this information.)
Update: This page of QuiltCon 2022 judging criteria is now available.
As the pandemic wore through 2020, we all needed something to look forward to, and QuiltCon Together was a bright spark in a dreary Winter. In anticipation of the event I decided to Quilt the Countdown by working on this quilt every day for the 100 days leading up to QuiltCon Together. A small amount of sewing each day grew consistently to emerge as a finished quilt by the time we gathered virtually. As we all venture out into in person events, this quilt has the opportunity to emerge once more in a physical form in the outside world.
Inspired by traditional diamond one patch blocks, this design embraces the diamond shape while drawing it into a curved form to evoke feelings of a growing wave. The pairing of a soothing blue and turquoise color palette with an energetic diamond motif develops an ebb and flow echoing the underlying energy of a calm ocean.
Inspired by a photograph of downtown buildings, Urban Cabins is a contemporary exploration of a traditional block. Central log cabin motifs grow improvisationally to embrace the hustle and bustle of a downtown community. Prints, solids, cottons, and linens create a diverse range of visual and physical texture.
Inspired by the string art made in childhood, this whole cloth mini quilt used ten colors of 12 weight thread to create the rainbow color effect in the design. The negative space includes a grid of matchstick quilting in a matching white 50 weight thread. By omitting the fourth corner of the design, the negative space shifts into an unexpected focal point.
Thanks for joining me this week! I am looking forward to sharing some awesome QuiltCon Quilts next week!