By Mary Beth Krapil
Another QuiltCon has come and gone. This year’s show was held in the lovely, historic town of Savannah, GA. Gnarled twisted trees, some hundreds of years old; cobbled-stone streets and people who make hospitality an art form added to the city’s charms.
Inside the Savannah Civic Center the energy was palpable. As I walked through the show the fist quilt that caught my eye was this Lincoln by Kim Soper from Huntington, NY (@lelandavestudios). This awesome quilt won the well deserved Viewer’s Choice award.
Then I noticed this Moonie McMoonface by Melissa Averinos of West Barnstable, MA (@melissaaverinos). I was starting to notice a pattern so I looked for more faces. Sure enough, there were quite a few.
For the Watchers and Dreamers by Kristin Shields of Bend Oregon (@kristinshields)
My Cat is a Jerk by Monica Solorio-Snow of Astoria, OR (@happy_zombie) – This one made me laugh! My Dad used to describe hot summer days as “Smokin’ cats!” Well, there you go, Dad, they really do exist.
Is this a face? Well, I guess it was at some point in time Permanence by Daniel Rouse of Oakland, CA (@dsrouse). Daniel was inspired by an antique quilt. The torn top of the quilt revealed a tattered quilt sandwiched inside, worn to the point it served best as batting.
Then there was this striking lack of face, Tea and Skittles by Thomas Knauer of Utica, NY (@thomasknauer).
What faces will we see at QuiltCon 2018?