The Quilters’ Guild of Arlington is filled with super friendly and welcoming people! I joined a couple of months ago so I could enter their show. They meet not too far from my house so I have been going to the meetings. You can bring snacks to the meetings so I use that opportunity to try out baked goods there too.
The theme was Joyful Reflections and I entered the White Quilt for that open category. In the one person master category I entered Feathers as well as Diamonds. The show had open categories for BOMs and textiles. I entered Park Bench and my Weekender, respectively for those categories. I was delighted to win my first ribbon in a masters-only category and I also won a blue ribbon for the Weekender! They also give feedback for which I am always grateful. The displays were in different rooms so lighting for pictures was an issue but here goes anyways:
There were about 200 quilts there and I was delighted to see a representation of modern quilts or quilts that had a modern element incorporated into traditional ideas.
Here are a few I spotted:
Jill stated she found an image online but could not remember where. I think it looks like “Fireworks” by Tara Faughnan quilt the MQG used for the QuiltCon 2015 banner! I personally do not feel batiks are super modern this has many great modern elements! I would love to see this is solids!
The explanation said this was made when some of the members decided to try modern quilting! Good for them! I am happy they liked it enough to enter it into a show.
This is another one I would love to see in solids with some big stitch. I have seen the Borgello patterns with the extreme waves going up and down. I like the alternate layout for this one. It was hung horizontal too.
I am partial to the Comma line and noticed this right away. I like the graphic boxes and truncated grid look. I would have loved to see this with the smaller prints, like the commas and the green prints, with the yellow and orange being solids. I love the jacks in in the squares.
What a fun show! The member of QGOA are so welcoming and supportive. They worked so hard at this show!