Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MAQS - Part I

Here is my Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show recap. I took pictures of a bunch of quilts, but there were soooo many more that I didn't take pictures of. This show is mostly traditional and art quilts, there was surprisingly not much of a modern presence.

This was one of my favorites, and one I might have to try to recreate :-) I've never done a wholecloth, and I love the idea of infusing some color into one.

The quilting on this one was amazeballs. Really, the quilting on these pieces really impressed me this year. Made me feel nice and inferior ;-)

I love the use of color thread as a design element in it. This is a detail of the quilt above.

And the back - amazing! I love how the different thread colors create almost a whole different quilt on the back.

This is another of my favorites. I like the idea of taking a traditional quilt and making it modern with something as simple as asymmetry.

More beautiful traditional quilts.

Amazing quilting! One day I'm not going to suck so much...

There were a good number of art pieces and non-traditional piecing methods showcased.

This one won Best in Show! This mother was h.u.g.e...

...with teeeeeeny tiiiiny quilting allll over it. Thumb for scale. It's all I had on me :-p

I think this one won in the Best Use of Color category.

So pretty. I'd love something like this hanging in my house :-)

More wholecloth -

 More tiny quilting! It was a theme, I swear!

This one was way fun, and unexpected!

I might need to try one of these too -

There were a bunch of quilts depicting desert scenes. Like a lot. There wasn't a challenge or theme category, though, I think it was just a coincidence. They were all beautiful though!

 Detail of the above quilt - more tiny quilting!

I have a bunch more photos, so I'm doing another post with those. Stay tuned!


  1. Megan - you made me laugh - your comment about one day not sucking so much. Just before I started quilting 2 years ago, I read a book about learning that said it takes 10,000 hours of practice before anyone becomes a master at anything. I found that fact very liberating. I figure if I've got anything less than about 9,500 hours in, its perfectly normal if I still suck. Might as well enjoy the ride on our way to that 10 grand mark, right?

    1. Haha, I'm a looong way from 10,000 hours, so I guess I need to get ready to suck for a long time, huh? At least we're optimistic about it, though, right? :-)

  2. Oh my god, the DETAIL on those quilts is amazing! And the colours! Am swooning my head off here. Thanks for the pics :D

    1. Isn't it crazy?! I love it. Stay tuned, I have a whole post yet of more pictures!