This year, I submitted 3 quilts for consideration to QuiltCon 2022. I’ve been submitting quilts to QuiltCon for 8 years now, and over the years I feel like I have developed a better sense of which of my quilts are more appropriate for the show. But every year, I have at least one quilt that I struggle to decide which category to submit.
Just a reminder, if you would like to submit, the deadline for entry this year is earlier (October 31, 2021). You can get more details about submitting at the official QuiltCon 2022 submissions website.
Today, to #CelebrateMyQuiltSubmission, I would like to present the quilts I submitted for consideration / jurying for QuiltCon 2018 (in alphabetical order):
I submitted Planview to the Piecing category. I consider this the weakest of my submission entries this year, and it’s the quilt I wasn’t sure what category to submit in.
As an engineer, I created plans to communicate how to manufacture parts that I developed. Plans are two-dimensional diagrams used to describe an object and communicate building and/or fabrication instructions. A plan view is a projection looking down on the object, like in a floor plan for a house. This design started by overlapping various sizes of rotated plus shapes and the end result strongly reminded me of the plan view of the John C. Hodges library (the library of my college alma mater), resulting in the name of the design.
60″ x 72″
I submitted Pulsar to the Negative Space category.
A pulsar is a type of rotating neutron star that emits regular pulses of radio waves. My goal with this design was to capture the sense of wonder I have felt looking up at the stars, feeling only my pulse slowly beating. To represent the beating of my heart, I quilted radiating stars enlarging outward in the background. To represent the rotating aspect of a pulsar, I rotated the direction of the dense vertical lines in the background used to help define and emphasize the radiating stars. All quilting was done with a walking foot on my domestic Juki sewing machine.
72″ x 72″
Thrown for a Curve was submitted to the Group category. The other makers are Cheryl Brickey, Faye Jones, Travis Seward, and Valorie Kasten.
Originally concepted in 2019, Thrown for a Curve is a group project based around curved piecing. In 2019, we did not anticipate being unable to get together in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we waited until we were vaccinated in 2021 to get together to finish this project. The ghost quilted leaf represents the year we missed getting together, and the randomly spaced echoing quilting lines represent our occasionally bold and hesitant steps back toward normalcy.
48″ x 50″
9 thoughts on “2022 QuiltCon Submissions”
Good luck on all your entries! Sorry I won’t be there this year…a little too far to travel right now.
Wonderful quilts – good luck! Hope to see them in the show.
I have enjoyed reading about your entries and what you were seeing when you made them. By far, Pulsar is my favorite but Planview is also a beauty. The group quilt is thought provoking and your explanation allows a greater understanding of the design and quilting. Good luck with your entries.
Wow! Gorgeous, I particularly love Pulsar and Thrown for a Curve, good luck with your entries!
Good luck with your entries. I’m not sure what it says about my work, that I rarely have struggled with the category. And I don’t think I’ve ever entered in Piecing or Negative Space. Hmmm.
Those are amazing submissions!!! they are all so unique and the colors are just amazing!
All three are beautiful quilts Yvonne. I didn’t realize you’d played with plus blocks in Planview…tilted my head and hey yeah! Grin. I see hearts in it too.
I think the biggest take-away from this post is your comment about better understanding which of your works are appropriate for the show. Not all modern quilts are right for QuiltCon’s aesthetic, but that doesn’t mean they can’t find a show home somewhere else. : )
These are all such interesting quilts and have such interesting stories to go along with them. I think the Pulsar is my favorite, and I hope I get to see it in February, along with the others. Unlike you, I have entered but never gotten in, so I just appreciate what I see and don’t worry about entering anymore. I have a lot of fun that way. Good luck to you!