This past weekend, Aurifil traveled to Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, for QuiltCon, the largest modern quilting show of its kind, presented by the Modern Quilt Guild. We were there to help celebrate 42 remarkable modern quilters with unique and colorful entries in the Piecing Category, a category we’ve proudly sponsored for the last several years. Personal taste in fabric, color, and design style allows this category to stay completely varied and different.
I took photos of every quilt in the category and put together a slideshow to illustrate just how interpretive piecing can be:
The Aurifil Sponsored Piecing Category Winners
First Place: Marilyn Farquhard, “Ode de Yoshiko”
Second Place: Miriam Coffey, “Finding the One”
Third Place: Elaine Poplin, “Vertigo”
And, my personal favorite: Sarah Sharp, “Folksy Fish”
After looking at the sheer number of seams in some of these quilts, especially “Folksy Fish”, you can see how important your choice of thread is! Aurifil 50wt thread is perfect for piecing because it is thin enough to reduce bulky seams (ensuring a more flat quilt top), yet strong enough to ensure that your stitches will stay together. Even if it’s not an heirloom piece, it will last like it is.
Aurifil would like to congratulate all the entrants in this year’s QuiltCon quilt show! We are so inspired by the work that you do!
To find out more about our different thread weights and how they should be used, please visit our website.
Stay tuned for a full recap of our QuiltCon experience on Monday, March 6! We had so much fun and can’t wait to share it all!