Stroll through aisles of quilts, including contemporary, traditional, art and modern works by artists from across the country. Join guided quilt walks through selected galleries, hosted by quilting personalities whose work is featured in the collections.
Heart of the Home Reader Challenge Quilts
Quilting Arts Magazine
Transitioning out of homelessness and into a permanent residence is life changing. To celebrate this event, quilt artist Jamie Fingal has partnered with Furnishing Hope (furnishinghope.org), an organization that supplies home furnishings for individuals and families as they transition to independent living. Jamie’s project, “Heart of the Home”, makes and donates a unique wall quilt for each new dwelling.
The Editorial staff at Quilting Arts Magazine learned about “Heart of the Home” and asked their readers to create art quilts to be donated to this project. Each quilt is 14" square and prominently features the image of a house. Over the course of two months, QA readers made and donated 359 quilts in total, well exceeding expectations. On display is a selection of quilts from Quilting Arts readers as well as 21 quilts donated by frequent contributors to the magazine. Join us in celebrating the generosity and artistry of the art quilt community. quiltingcompany.com/reader-challenges-quilting-daily/
Bake Off Quilt Challenge
Curated by Madison Quilt Expo
View this impressive exhibit to see a collection of quilts that showcase stitched cupcakes, pies, cakes and more. Quilters competed to win cash prizes and award ribbons. Explore the creative "recipes" and diverse "flavors" - all with zero calories. quiltexpo.com
The South has a rich quilting history, steeped in tradition and passed down through the generations. Enjoy these uniquely Southern patterns and styles. Celebrate the history as Mary Kerr shares a selection of quilts from her latest book, Southern Quilts (Schiffer, 2018). marywkerr.com
Folkwear: Garments from Around the World and Across the Ages
Folkwear, one of the oldest independent sewing pattern companies in the US, was founded in the 1970s to create sewing patterns for folk clothing from around the world. Eventually, the patterns also included historic and vintage clothing. Now, Folkwear has patterns for garments from 6 continents, over 30 countries, and spanning 100s of years. All patterns are based on original clothing and are authentic to the culture and/or time. A unique aspect of Folkwear patterns is that many of them also teach the handwork to traditionally embellish your home-sewn clothing. This display showcases original garments from Folkwear’s collection as well as modern interpretations of these traditional and historic garments. The clothing displayed will show you how versatile these patterns are, and how they can inspire your creativity.
Gallery Talk with Molly Hamilton: Thursday 2:30 | Friday 1:00 | Saturday 11:15
The gallery talk will cover the history of these garments, traditional construction, design, and embellishments, and compare them to modern makes of the same patterns. You will get to see these garments close up and be inspired by their tradition, history, and beauty.
Inspired By the National Parks
This quilt display celebrates of our National Park Service’s Centennial. Quilters from across the country selected a park and created three quilts featuring landscapes, flora, and fauna from Acadia to Samoa. Fifty-eight parks are featured. Enjoy the wide range of depictions and interpretations from these fiber artists. Inspired by the National Parks: Their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto is available for sale at the Expo. npscentennialquilts.com
Put a Bird on it! 2018 Guild President's Challenge
Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild | Clarkesville, Georgia
From the ridiculous to the sublime, from the unexpected to the expected, where would you put a bird? The Guild members of the Mountain Laurel Quilters Guild in Clarkesville, Georgia were challenged by their 2018 president Maryann Prue to complete a small-sized wall quilt and on the quilt "Put a Bird on it." The talented group of quilters showcased their sewing talents by using various quilting techniques to complete each individual wall quilt.
See a selection of costumes from Cheryl Sleboda of Sew Much Cosplay and from the book Epic Cosplay Costumes by Kristie Good (aka Karmada) on display at the Expo. Click for more info on Cosplay at the Expo.
100 Year Anniversary of Women's Club
Clayton Woman's Club of Rabun Co. GA
Commemorative Quilt Celebrating 100 years of community service from 1910 - 2010. Creative design and construction by: Kristi Matheson, members of the CWC, and members of the PEARL's Jr. Club of Rabun 2011-2014.