On Friday, Saturday and Sunday I led tours of the four special exhibits at QuiltCon, and it was a lot of fun. The four exhibits were the "Modern Quilt Guild's 2014 Quilts of the Month", sponsored by B. Studio Design; "Pieced With Love: The Quilts of Do.Good.Stitches", sponsored by Beyond the Reef; "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s", sponsored by Bloc Loc; and "The Quilts of Gee's Bend", sponsored by Yuwa Live Life Collection.
|"Modern X" the March 2014 Quilt of the Month|
by Christa Watson, Las Vegas MQG
I told the story of a very special quilt made by Lucy Mingo of Gee's Bend, and for anyone looking for a picture of the quilt, here it is!
|"Bible Story" by Lucy Mingo, Gee's Bend, Alabama, 1979|
The last exhibit on the tour was "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s"-- my own exhibit of 20 quilts made in the 1970s, and of course, I had a lot to say about them. Topics included polyester, DayGlo, methods of construction, color and design, and it was a lot of fun telling people about the quilts in the midst of the display.
There were lots of great questions, and really an open dialogue about the quilts on display. Great exchanges between myself and the tour groups! I tried to make sure to thank the sponsors, and also made sure to visit the Bloc Loc booth to thank them personally for their generous sponsorship of my exhibit. Special thanks to the volunteers who checked in attendees, brought me water, took pictures, and did everything to make my life a little easier. We had fun!