DMMQG @ QuiltCon 2019

Our DMMQG members had a great showing at QuiltCon 2019, held in Nashville from Feb. 21–24, 2019.

We tied for third for the guild with the most quilts in the show at 12!

QuiltCon — it’s like Disneyland for modern quilters!

Marsha Lowenberg

Our member quilts included:

Our guild charity quilt! “Mountains Majesty” was inspired by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, with each contributor creating their own tiny-pieced “mountains”. The layout was inspired by various scenes of Colorado mountain ranges. Contributors include Stephanie Lambert (who also expertly pieced all the blocks together), Julie Elliot (who did the beautiful quilting), Erin (who did the binding), Betsy Ryan, Betsy Widner, Judy Sanclaria, Erika Echols, Kari Vojtechovsky, Emily Sheffield, Susan Santistevan, Mitzi King, Christine Perrigo, Stephanie Ruyle, Kathryn Upitis, Mary Van Zale, Marsha Loewenberg, Audrey Smith, and Jonna Gjevre. Great job, ladies!

My favorite part was the quilts, and especially the charity quilts!  I enjoy the process of having my perceptions and the way my own brain operates challenged, of recognizing all the different ways to create essentially the same thing. I thought about the other guilds, and what their process was, and how they worked together in their groups. I could have looked at them for hours.

Susan Santistevan
Stephanie Ruyle and Kari Vojtechovsky contributed blocks to the Best in Show quilt, “Smile” by Leanne Chahley of the Lethbridge MQG. Also pieced by Felicity Ronaghan, Melissa Ritchie, Diane Stanley, Marci Debetaz, Debbie Jeske, Karen Foster, and Hillary Goodwin.

Catching Modern Dreams by Stephanie Ruyle, Third in Place Piecing

Peter and Paul by Stephanie Ruyle

Strung by Stephanie Ruyle

Mayan Sun by Stephanie Ruyle

Niebla/Fog by Stephanie Ruyle

Infinite Magnification by Christine Perrigo
First place in Modern Traditional

Additional quilts in the QuiltCon 2019 show quilted by Christine Perrigo: Give and Take
pieced by Kari Vojtechovsky, Cntl Alt Delete pieced by Dena Mehling, Woven Indigo No 57 pieced by Sarah Hibbert

I loved seeing all the quilts that our guild members had in the show, and loved that some of them won ribbons.  I also thought it was cool that Christine did the quilting for the raffle quilt, that helped sell a ton of tickets!

Susan Santistevan
Christine Perrigo did the amazing quilting on the raffle quilt for QuiltCon 2019, pieced by Heather Black

Peeling Away by Betsy Ryan

Give and Take by Kari Vojtechovsky, quilted by Christine Perrigo

Somethings Are Not Easily Seen: Poverty by Kathryn Upitis, Judge’s Choice Ribbon

Lectures and Classes and more

In addition to our quilt contributions, our members also went to lectures and classes. Not only is this great for them personally, but it also adds to the richness of our guilds’ knowledge base. Member Stephanie Ruyle reports that it would be fun to do lino block like she learned from Karen Lewis as a guild. Both Marsha and Stephanie learned Boro inspired stitching. Kari helped at a surface design class by Kim Kight and took a class on copyright in quilting from Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard of Just Wanna Quilt. Susan and Amy attended the key note by Sherri Lynn Wood and left inspired.

I took several classes and really loved the lino block ones with Karen Lewis.

Stephanie Ruyle

The Key Note speakers lecture was really inspiring and helped me understand Sherri Lynn Wood as an artist so much better.

Amy Wade

This is just a sampling of what our guild members did. Of course there were the friendships made, the chance to meet up with quilting friends from afar, plenty of sewlebrity sightings, exploring Nashville, and shopping for supplies at the vendor mall or by taking the short trek to Craft South. QuiltCon 2019 was an inspiring and fun event!