Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Polyester Patchwork Photobomb!!

Fox 7 in Austin, Texas did a really great spot on QuiltCon, and I was delighted to see quilts from my exhibit, "Modern Materials, Quilts of the 1970s" included in the footage. It was a Polyester Patchwork Photobomb with Best in Show Winner, Kathy York of Austin-- two of my quilts behind her to the left.

The one you can easily recognize is this incredible polyester Diamonds quilt, monumental in scale and in fact too large for the tallest post and drape in the show. They had to pin it over at the top to avoid having it on the floor.

OMG!! I'm just giddy about this!!
Best of all, the quilt made by my friend Janis Pearson back in 1972, gifted to me, made it into the footage, prominently!! They panned the quilt for several seconds while talking about the vintage quilts-- and they mentioned that there were a few in the show.

OMG! Janis!!! LOOK!!! Your quilt on TV!!!
Stars, 1972, by Janis Pearson, Oregon
Wow, wow, WOW!! Janis was there at the show, and I hope she savored the moment as much as I did. If you're interested in seeing the Fox 7 segment, here it is!

MyFoxAustin | KTBC | Fox 7 Austin | News Weather Sports

I'm sure all of you would like to get a better look at this quilt made by Kathy York of Austin Modern Quilt Guild. It won Best in Show!

It is called "i Quilt" and I call it a quintessential 21st century quilt. Shout out to Elizabeth Hartman of Portland Modern Quilt Guild, who made the QuiltCon ribbons, and Jen Carlton-Bailey, who pieced the give-away quilt seen in the photo behind the ribbon. And another Polyester Patchwork Photobomb!


  1. That is so awesome, Bill! I love that QuiltCon ribbon too.

  2. Wow, good for you! This must feel really great. I agree, that ribbon is pretty cool.

  3. Way to go! That's awesome...and you're famous now. :)