Friday, March 3, 2017

More About QuiltCon

The Savannah Convention Center is located on an island in the Savannah River.  Since all but one hotel are located across the river, there is a free ferry that takes you back and forth.  It runs all day at 20 minute intervals.
Actually, there are several boats that are rotated.  The trip across the river only takes about 5 minutes.
Here is an outside view of the convention center.
And from the convention center looking across at River Street with the dome of the city hall in the background.
This sign in the lobby was amusing.
A clear sign that quilting is thriving in the 21st century.
Each year, Robert Kaufman creates a new Kona Cotton color of the year, which is produced that year and then retired.  In 2016 it was Highlight, a bright yellow, which was used in quilts by some of the industries leading quilters.  A 4 panel display showcased over 60 quilts using this color.
Here's a peak at one of the vendor booths, this is the one where we found the pop-up we had made with Windham fabrics and one of our screens.

Another of the prize winning quilts that didn't make it into yesterday's post is Vertigo, by Elaine Poplin of Huntsville, AL.  It won 3rd place in the Piecing category.
This was an interesting quilt - made of woven strips with the blocks joined after completion so that it is completely reversible.  Careful planning and color placement required!
Andover fabrics was one of the vendor booths that had their fabric lines displayed and offered daily activities.  On Friday we did some block printing, and Saturday they provided materials to make squares for charity quilts.  Other vendors had demos and make-and-takes, so there were many interactive things going on.

1 comment:

  1. I do love a couple of these quilts, "Vertigo" being one of my favorites. I admire those that felt they needed and created the Modern Quilt Organization. I am more traditional but all quilters have a lot in common.
    Thanks for the "visit" to QuiltCon. I love the Robert Kaufman challenge. The challenge exhibits are always a draw for me.