Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dallas Quilt Show 2014 - Modern Theme

A couple of weeks ago, we took a short spring break trip to Dallas.  Of course, this trip just happened to coincide with the Dallas Quilt Guild's quilt show.  Their theme this year was modern and I was anxious to see how they pulled it off since our local quilt show's theme for this year is also modern.

How would they compare?  Would their members be willing to think outside the box and embrace the modern theme.  I know some of our guild members have had trouble with this theme with some being against it.  One difference is that Dallas has a Modern Quilt Guild chapter - we don't.  I expected to see entries from the MQG and I did.  But as I looked through the rows of beautiful quilts - there were over 400 - my personal opinion based on what I saw was that they had a bit of trouble with the modern theme too.  I think change comes slowly to Texas and is not often embraced as a positive thing.

Here are some of the quilts that I liked best.  Some are modern and some are art quilts. 

 String Theory by Heather Preggar
 Monochrome 12 - Termites by Barbara Lange  - The termites are 3 dimensional which was so cool.
 Umbrellas in the City by Terri Krysan
 Floating the Pinks by Susan Hoge
 Floating the Pinks again - I really thought the way she made this was cool.

 Chihuly's Gondola by Melissa Sobotka - This quilt won the Best of Show award at the Houston Quilt Festival this past fall.  It is incredible to see in person.
 I'm Still Here by Carla Hamm - This quilt really spoke to me.  It was a self portrait.  On her card, she talked about experiencing loss in the past year and how she wanted to make this quilt to show she was still here. 
 Roamer's Way by Shannon Page who is the president of the Dallas Modern Quilt guild.  She won second place with this quilt in the Riley Blake Modern Quilt guild fabric challenge recently.  I recognized the quilt right away.  You can read more about the Riley Blake challenge here.  I think the purple ribbon in this picture represents honorable mention but I'm not sure.

I took a lot more pictures but I thought I'd stop there since this is such a long post.

Now for some personal birthday pics.  We went to a hamburger joint called Snuffer's that we had never been to before.  They had great hamburgers and these:
 French fries with cheddar cheese and bacon.  My husband and I shared a small order.  They were a heart attack on a plate but so good!
 Here I am forcing my son to take a picture with me.
Me and my sweetie.

Ok.  I'm done now.  Thanks for letting me ramble on.


  1. I enjoyed the Dallas show & took lots of pictures too. Liked some of the same quilts you did!

  2. Dallas was great, but I enjoyed our local show too!


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