Display Gallery

See the quilts that made you swoon when you saw them on the pages of your favorite quilting publications, in blogs, social media and televisions shows. The Display Gallery is full of exciting quilts recently featured, telling a story or showing off a new talent. All hanging right there for you to see – LIVE! FREE with your General Admission Ticket.

Evolution of an Artist
John Flynn  I  Wendy Huhn  I  Kaye Koler  I  Katie Pasquini Masopust
Vikki Pignatelli  I  Sharon Schamber  I  Holice Turnbow

Join Cristy Fincher on a Sharon Schamber Quilt Walk: Friday 11:00;  Saturday 3:00
Join Vikki Pignatelli on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 2:30; Friday 2:30; Saturday 2:30
Join Holice Turnbow on a Quilt Walk: Friday 1:30; Saturday 10:30
Their quilts have graced the pages of our favorite magazines, hung in galleries, won awards and been recognized in and outside the quilt world time and time again. We’re awed, we’re inspired …. and we’re curious. Were these quilt makers born this talented? This adventurous? This …. GREAT?

See for yourself what the trajectory looks like for a group of makers whose work spans the style gamut when you look at a collection of quilts from each. The display – a series of “one-quilter-showcases” – puts a light on each artist’s journey from first (or nearly the first) quilt to current work. These mini-collections show quilters finding their voices. Some come to it faster than others, some have distinct stages, others seem to morph with more subtlety, but each has achieved a style which is clearly recognizable as his/her own. Quiltmakers whose work is shown include John Flynn, Wendy Huhn, Kaye Koler, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Vikki Pignatelli, Sharon Schamber and Holice Turnbow.

Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting Staff Quilts
Designed and made by members of the Fons & Porter editorial team, each quilt in this collection has been featured in a recent issue of Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts, Scrap Quilts or Quilting Quickly. Every member of the editorial team is a dedicated quilter who loves to design and make quilts for the many publications you enjoy, learn and create from Fons & Porter. Patterns are available for all of the quilts in this collection.

Pre-Cut Strips and Squares: Quilting Quickly!
Recently featured in Fons and Porter’s Quilting Quickly, these dynamic, colorful quilts were all designed and made by devoted quilters from the Keepsake Quilting staff and members of the Fons & Porter editorial team from pre-cut strips and squares. They’ve certainly provided a wonderful collection, and you can stitch one up yourself! Patterns are available for each, and FREE video tutorials are available at Video.FonsandPorter.com. Their creativity is inspiring!

Quilts from the Pages of Quilty
Join Mary Fons on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 2:00;  Saturday 1:00
Check out some of the latest quilts from Quilty magazine! Here’s a favorite, fun quilt: Goose Chase, by Mark Lipinski is in the July/August issue of Quilty.

From eBay to “Oh, My!” – Antique Quilts Get a Whole New Life from McCall's Quilting
Join Kathy Patterson and Erin Russek on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 11:00;  Saturday 2:00
Debuting in the very latest issue of Heritage Quilts Made Modern, these lovely antique quilt tops were purchased on e-Bay and then turned over to the loving arms of Handi Quilter Educators to be quilted. Using today’s latest technology and their own contemporary interpretations, these master long-arm quilters channeled the creativity of the original quilters as they stitched new life into these lovely vintage quilts.

The Latest Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Fall 2014
Join Carolyn Beam on a Quilt Walk: Saturday 12:30
Selecting at least one block from any of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks special issues, quiltmakers designed quilts and added creative twists for absolutely beautiful results! Be among the first to see this in this exclusive display of innovative quilts featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

Quilt As Desired
Join Mary Kerr on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 11:30;  Friday 2:00;  Saturday 12:00
Vintage tops have been "Quilted as Desired" by some of the best long arm quilters in the business. This display has taken unremarkable vintage tops and created something magical! Enjoy this unique marriage of the old and new as the lines that divide the quilt worlds become blurred. www.MaryWKerr.com

From Reader Challenges issued by Quilting Arts
Art in the Park
Join Rose DeBoer on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 4:15;  Saturday 11:30
The cooler fall breezes and winter winds make it easier to remember spending time outdoors in our favorite parks--whether national parks with extraordinary vistas, city parks which encourage community, or private gardens we've created in our own backyards. And don't forget ballparks and theme parks! The editors of Quilting Arts challenged readers to create an art quilt expressing the enjoyment of a park. They did, and shared them with Quilting Arts. Enjoy a beautiful walk on this magical path of quilts.

Opposites Attract 
It's often easier to talk to the person next to you than the person directly across the table. Sometimes color choices are made the same way – we pick the neighbors of our main color instead of dashing across the wheel to pick up a less familiar hue. In this challenge, quilters leaned all the way across to create art quilts using hues from opposite sides of the color wheel -- with spectacular results. Enjoy a sampling on display at Quilting LIVE!

Mini Prayer Flags
The tradition of hanging prayer flags is ancient, dating back thousands of years. A growing number of fiber artists have begun to make and share prayer flags as a way to express their hopes, dreams, and concerns. Prayer flags touch hearts—and the Quilting Arts readers who submitted these beautiful flags in response to the Mini-Prayer Flag Reader Challenge truly touched our—and we hope they will touch your hearts as well.

Quilting Arts presents a Regional SAQA Exhibit
Local Color, Quilts from the Connecticut Landscape
We don't always take the time to appreciate our own environments. The quilt artists in Connecticut were challenged to do just that, and this regional SAQA exhibit of New England nature, history, and community is the result. Members used appliqué, hand-dyed cotton, digitally printed photo-imagery, textile painting, and embellishment to artistically interpret their surroundings.

Chicago Modern Quilt Guild 
This year's guild challenge for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild was "The Seasons." Members were assigned a season of the year and had 3 months to create an original modern quilt. Guest judges from the Modern Movement, John Adams, Cherri House, Faith Jones, Sarah Nishiura, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, and guild members voted on the best of our amazing creations. The winning quilts were photographed and are part of our guild's 16 month calendar. We are honored for you to see not only the winners, but all the amazing quilts in person.

Bonnie’s Rocky Mountain Star from Quilters Newsletter
To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Quilters Newsletter and honor the founder of Quilters Newsletter, Bonnie Leman, her daughter, Mary Leman Austin created a beautiful quilt in one of Bonnie’s favorite patterns, Rocky Mountain Star. This spectacular quilt will debut on the cover of the 45th Anniversary issue of Quilters Newsletter, August/September 2014, and will be on display at Quilting LIVE!

Finalists: 45 Years of Quilting from Quilters Newsletter
Join Lori Baker and Mary-Kate Karr-Petras on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 1:00 and 3:00;  Friday 3:00
The judges have decided and the finalists from Quilters Newsletter's ‘Celebrating 45 Years of Quilting’ competition are on display at Quilting LIVE! These beautiful 45” square quilts were all created to celebrate 45 years of quilting and Quilters Newsletter. Each artist shares how the quilt celebrates quilting. Which is your favorite?

Anniversary Stars from Quilters Newsletter
Designed by author, former teacher and Quilters Newsletter staff member Judy Martin, this quilt includes 45 stars in honor of Quilters Newsletter’s 45th anniversary. Bonnie & George Leman founded Quilters Newsletter at their kitchen table in Denver, Colorado, in 1969. Bonnie was always partial to stars. Many of the Ohio star blocks in Anniversary Stars were made by current and former staff members, including the daughters of Bonnie & George Leman. The quilt’s label includes the names of all the block makers and a grid identifying whose block is whose. This scrappy quilt features machine piecing, diagonal sets, pieced borders and machine quilting and will be one of the highlights of the Oct/Nov 2014 issue of Quilters Newsletter.

Downton Abbey Quilt Along
Join Ebony Love on a Quilt Walk: Friday 11:30

It’s no mystery that Downton Abbey is the hottest TV series followed by millions of loyal viewers. While waiting for the new series to start in January, Ebony Love of Love Bug Studios hosted an online Mystery Quilt Along for Downton Abbey fans.

Using Andover’s Downton Abbey fabric line, featuring collections for Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith and, of course, the Dowager herself, quilters from all over the world created spectacular quilts and vied for great prizes. The quilt blocks themselves were the mystery! Quilters didn’t know exactly what results would be until the very end – just like the tangled story lines on the show!

See the results, and get inspired to create that Downton Abbey elegance and intrigue in a quilt for your home or to give to your favorite Downton Abbey fanatic.

Sizzix Discovery Gallery
Join Ebony Love on a Quilt Walk: Saturday 11:00
Die cutting multiple layers of quilt pieces and appliqué shapes can open new design horizons and speed up the creation and cutting process. Quilt artists from around the nation used Sizzix dies to create a spectacular array designs and patterns, with accuracy and intricacy, using a variety of fabric types. With die cutting, the quilt artist is not limited to just quilting cotton and can confidently move in new directions with other fabrics like silk, denim and wool, adding interest and impact to their quilts. To learn more, visit Sizzix.com.

Double Wedding Ring International Quilt Challenge
Hosted by Victoria Findlay-Wolfe, NYC MOD Quilt Guild, Interweave Magazine and Simplicity Creative Group

Join Victoria Findlay-Wolfe on a Quilt Walk: Friday 1:00
With guild member Victoria Findlay-Wolfe’s recent obsession with a more modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern permeating the air, quilters from all over the world took up the challenge and created stunning interpretations of the DWR – some single rings, many doubles, all interesting and wonderful artistic inspiration.

Metaphors on Aging from SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates)
Aging affects everyone in many different ways. Through the use of a wide variety of visual metaphors, these works show the impact of aging on our lives: three generations sharing a cup of tea, a decaying leaf, an empty chair. These poignant images draw you in and challenge assumptions about aging.

Inspired By...
Quilt Alliance Contest Quilts 2014

Join Jodie Davis on a Quilt Walk: Thursday 1:30; Friday 3:30; Saturday 1:30
Want to buy a fine little quilt for pleasure and help a good cause at the same time? Then you’ll want to take a tour of the Quilt Alliance auction quilts and jot down your favorites. The Quilt Alliance’s annual contest and auction help support their mission to document, preserve and share the stories of all quilts and all quiltmakers.

This year’s competition, “Inspired by …..” sent makers to The Quilt Index or the Quilters' S.O.S.- Save Our Stories (Q.S.O.S.) seeking a quilt to use as inspiration for their own 16” contest quilts.

See just how fantastic a small quilt can be when 92 of them are on display at Quilting LIVE!

The Grand Prize winner will be announced on Mark Lipinski’s radio show, Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski on June 25th. Members’ choice awards will be announced on the show a week later – July 2nd.

Modern Patchwork
From the pages of Modern Patchwork (Summer 2014) come these quilts which were designed to bring the sunshine inside.

Stitch Magazine's Downton Modern
Downton Abbey is a drama filled with opulence, a family saga that plays out its days in regal attire and stunning settings. These glamorous garments let you feel like you've just stepped onto the set of Downton Abbey, while being contemporary interpretations of early Twentieth Century style.

Quilt Walks
Enjoy a guided tour inside the spectacular Quilt Display Galleries. Stroll along with the featured guests, editors and the quiltmakers themselves on one or more of the friendly, fun and informal Quilt Walks. You’ll share in their design ideas, how-to tips and delightful stories about the quilts, their makers and quiltmaking. It’s the inside scoop! FREE with your General Admission ticket.