OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JAN 7 - 9, 2016 HMQS - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 5 - 7, 2016 RENO, NV - JUNE 9 - 11, 2016

Quilt Displays

Your Personal App Challenge
( Oklahoma City, OK)

An App is defined as an application, typically a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices. Artist invited to participate in this exhibit have created small quilts that represents them as an individual.

The quilts show an aspect of their life or their identity. Each maker was asked to describe their personal app.

Curated by Matt Reese and Stevii Graves. | Quilt By Patt Blair

A Modern Experience with Orphan Blocks
( All Shows 2016)

I love working with leftover or Orphan blocks from previous projects or one's that I've collected through the years; whether using current fabrics or vintage. As you will notice in this display, I will take and use the whole block or cut them up into small sections. I add current fabrics, usually solids colors around the blocks to make into table runners, wall-quilts or bed size quilts; as you'll notice almost anything goes.

What makes these quilts is the machine quilting through the quilt top. I've been Longarm quilting since 1988 and have finished over 8,000 quilt tops professionally. All of my work is hand-guided using my Gammill Vision 26. I will sometimes use a ruler for diagonal quilting and my Designs with Lines stencils to help keep my background designs evenly spaced. I usually use a cotton batting with a polyester batting on top of the cotton batting to give the quilt more loft. I do use chalk to mark and a washable marker. After the quilt is finished with binding. I then wash my quilt and block it dry.

Quilts by Pam Clarke - Designs with Lines

Celebrate the Day With Quilts - an Art Quilt Challenge

Fifty-three artists from seven states made 72 amazing quilts celebrating some of the random, less well known holidays that occur throughout the year. The artists had a great time creating quilts for National Bird Day, Learn More about Butterflies Day, Bubba Day and many others. Some chose serious days while others chose to be silly, many of them had personal connections to the particular day they chose. They used a wide variety of techniques and created some amazing quilts.

Curated by Shannon Shirley

Breast Cancer Survivors Inspired Display
( Oklahoma City)

The display is designed to raise awareness about breast cancer by showcasing the survivor stories along with the quilts they also received from loved ones.
2015 NQA SewBatik Challenge Quilts "Down by the Riverside"
( All Shows 2016)

The SewBatik Challenge was made possible through the generous support of SewBatik. People interested in participating in the SewBatik Challenge were provided with the opportunity to purchase a fat quarter of a fabric specifically chosen to complement the 2015 NQA Show Theme "Down by the Riverside".

Challenge rules specify that a recognizable amount of the SewBatik Challenge fabric must be used on the front of the quilt.

25 of the finished quilts will be on display during the show