We were thrilled to have been invited to put on a Special Exhibit at the Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show this month.
Our exhibit focused on showcasing key elements of modern quilting:
- Use of bold colors and prints
- High contrast and graphic areas of solid color
- Improvisational design
- Expansive negative space
- Alternate grid work
- Updating of classic quilt designs, (“modern traditionalism”)
We received many beautiful modern quilts and we were only limited by space as to how many we were able to exhibit this time around.
The collection included full size and mini quilts, as well as some group quilts made by multiple guild members.
At the show, members were on hand to share our collection with visitors and represent modern quilting at this mostly traditional show.
In addition to the quilt exhibit, members made items for the show boutique and raised money for the guild!
mini barn quilts
All in all, it was great to participate as a guild in our first quilt show and we are already planning our next exhibit!
SVMQG was well represented at Quiltcon 2018 last month; 26 of us traveled to Pasadena to see the quilts, walk the vendor floor, and attend lectures and classes. Our members took over 35 different classes ranging from machine and hand quilting to piecing techniques, from surface design, to fabric dyeing and color theory. (See below for a full list of classes.)
We saw each other in classes and in passing, as we admired all of the beautiful quilts and rubbed elbows with our favorite “sew-lebrities.”
We watched our fearless leader and president of the guild Rochelle Rosales as she participated as a member of panel for a lecture on Secrets of High Performing Guilds.
A handful of us found our QuiltCon Charity Quilt hanging in one of the lecture halls and couldn’t help but strike a pose with it.
We even managed to get most of us together for a group dinner on Friday night where we had a great time sipping champagne and eating delicious food.
It was a great show and our members had a great time attending. We’re already eager for next year’s show in Nashville, TN. The lineup is looking good too!
We had a great time at the Pacific International Quilt Festival this past weekend. The guild had a table on the show floor where we shared information about SVMQG and the Modern Quilt Guild. It was a great opportunity to highlight all of the great activities we have going on. We also showcased our members’ talents and raised money for the guild with modern mini quilts.
Many thanks to all of our wonderful member volunteers who staffed the guild table and provided white glove service for the show!
If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and check us out, you can see what we are up to here on our website, or on Instagram and Facebook.