The Asheville Quilt Show isn’t juried, but it always has some outstanding quilts. Here are a few of my favorites this year. I was particularly struck by how many modern designs there were, even in the categories that weren’t designated “modern”.
Jean Larson won second place in the Modern category with “Off Center”
Connie Brown, who is a beekeeper as well as an outstanding quilter, made this lovely miniature, “The Hexagon Life”
“Singing in the Rain”, by Elizabeth Allen, was one of many modern-style quilts entered in other categories. Love the rain-texture quilting!
“Sonoran Skies”, by Jolene Stratton, made striking use of some striped fabrics and effective use of quilting to reinforce the design
Phyllis Tarrant stated her “Geese in the Parking Lot” made use of principles taught by Joen Wolfrom. Wow!
Heat Wave, by Cathy Nieman, made striking use of shape and color
Amster-daze, by Terri Jarrett, was the most unusual quilt in the Modern Style category
Tuesdays, by Lisa Heller, had fun colors and design
Back in Time, by Linda Hallatt, isn’t modern but it is very striking and well done. I just had to take a picture for my husband!
Purple Haze, by Connie Brown,. She says she made it many years ago, but I think it looks contemporary.
This clever art quilt, “Fit’ting-ly” by Dale Williams, was in the modern category
Drunkard’s Path the Modern Way, by Linda Fiedler, was an exceptionally beautiful quilt in the modern category
Cats for Jed, by Diana Kantor, a talented member of the Modern Quilt Guild of Asheville
Though traditional, this quilt of 1700 Pyramids by Kathryn Weston certainly caught my eye
Geez Louise, by Connie Brown, was a fun quilt in the Modern category. I wondered about the background fabrics with their mottled look.
Pathways & Passages, by Diana Ramsay, was in the art quilt category but looked very modern to me.
Finally, Jocassee Sunrise by Lynne Harrill caught my eye. Not modern, but certainly beautiful.
There were many more wonderful quilts, but I limited myself to the modern ones and those I especially liked.