February was a busy month of quilt shows for the SBAMQG. QuiltCon West was in Pasadena, February 18-21. Just a week later, the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, which is a large traditional quilt guild here in Santa Cruz, had their annual show at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. As they have done in the past, the PVQA graciously invited us to have our own exhibit within their show. We put together a striking display showing a nice variety of our work and did a lot to educate the public on modern quilting.
We showed off some of the small quilts we made for our modern quilting design element challenge. Shown above (clockwise from upper left) are challenge quilts by Renee Tallman, Laura Ryle, Lori Green, and Karen Foster.
Pam Rocco’s challenge quilt, Merydith Fox’s quilt from Pam’s Stacked Bricks workshop, and Pam’s quilt from our Much Ado About Nothing workshop with Tina Michalik.
Two chair-themed challenge quilts by Pam Rocco, and Merydith Fox’s quilt made from assorted Freddie Moran workshop blocks.
Two of Renee Tallman’s updated orange peel quilts, along with challenge quilts by Gene Ratcliffe, Elaine Hebard, and Pamela Stein.
Lynne Nostrant’s Fair Isle quilt, along with Jeannie Land’s challenge quilt, and Pam Rocco’s deconstructed courthouse steps.
Two challenge quilts by Lynne Nostrant, and Renee Tallman’s scrappy drunkard’s path.
Two examples of Pam Rocco’s wonderful improv.
A pair of Modern Amish by Mickey Beebe.
Several SBAMQG members also had quilts scattered around the main show and I was able to get pictures of a few of those as well. Here are two churn dash variations by Mickey Beebe, including a Judges Choice ribbon winner for Churn Dash Boogie-Woogie!
Karen Foster’s Amish Lattice and Perspective.
Gene Ratcliffe’s Amish-inspired Bars/Extreme Values, and Laura Ryle’s Chicken Marsala.
Carole Rossi showed two beautiful improv designs: Winter Abstract and On The Fulcrum.
Libby Ernst’s Churned Up, and Lori Green’s Home Sweet Home were both colorful and sophisticated.
Thank you to the PVQA for again including us in their show. All in all, it was a wonderful February of quilt shows for the SBAMQG, but there’s no time to waste. There’s always another show on the horizon, so let’s get quilting!
(photo credit Renee Tallman)