Exhibits

AMMONITE CAIRNS by Kimberly Lacy
KALEIDOSCOPE PINEAPPLE by Julia McLeod
PATHWAYS by Peter Byrne
CHAMELEON — THE EYES HAVE IT by Rhonda Denney

Behind the Seams, TheQuiltShow.com

Curated by Kristin Goedert & Lilo Bowman, TheQuiltShow.com

Over the past 17 years, TheQuiltShow.com (TQS), the world’s first full-service interactive online video/web TV show created just for quilters, has offered a place to learn from world-class teachers, to be inspired by stunning quilts, and to connect with other quilters in a fun and positive community environment.

As any quilter knows, a beautiful and well-executed quilt requires a wide range of skills and abilities, many of which are often hidden or behind the seams. It was with this idea in mind that TQS chose to narrow our focus to techniques that wow or intrigue and are not necessarily evident upon first glance. At the same time, TQS also wanted to create an engaging and interactive collection that would support the quilting community and share knowledge to help quilters grow their skills.

Every quilt in this collection represents the work of a TQS featured artist's unique or interesting technique that provides you the viewer a glimpse into their process.

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The Quilt Show


Cherrywood Challenge: The Monarch – Milkweed

THE POLLINATOR by Ramona Boersma – Boulder, ColoradoTHE POLLINATOR by Ramona Boersma – Boulder, Colorado

AWAKENING by Jackie Smith – Bend, OregonAWAKENING by Jackie Smith – Bend, Oregon

LIFE GOES ON by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt – Sussex, WisconsinLIFE GOES ON by Lisa Anne Giesfeldt – Sussex, Wisconsin

Cherrywood Challenge: The Monarch – Milkweed

The iconic Monarch butterfly is in trouble. In the summer of 2022, it was put on the Endangered List. Let's change that. Not only can you plant the seeds of milkweed, you can plant the seeds of creativity. Can you do it with just eight colors as you make a Monarch quilt? 

Quilters were encouraged to push themselves creatively and to think outside the box. 

Eight colors of Cherrywood Hand-dyed Fabrics were used to create a 20-inch square quilted artwork. No other colors of fabric could be added. The only way to add more colors was with thread, stringy bits, paint, pencil, ink, beads, etc.


ROSE’S ROARING FANS by Laura Pomes – Frankfort, ILROSE’S ROARING FANS by Laura Pomes – Frankfort, IL

TWILIGHT O’ER THE CHRYSLER BUILDING by Susan Mogan – Mobile, ALTWILIGHT O’ER THE CHRYSLER BUILDING by Susan Mogan – Mobile, AL

AT THE OWL BAR by Sheila Riess – Ellicott City, MD AT THE OWL BAR by Sheila Riess – Ellicott City, MD

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Roaring Twenties

This international contest & exhibition organized by The National Quilt Museum challenges quiltmakers to create an innovative quilt based on a specific traditional pattern. Winners of the contest traditionally include quilts from many different U.S. states and several other countries.

Quilts are selected for their excellence in design and techniques, their innovation, and their contributions to an exhibit showing the wide range of designs and styles the selected traditional pattern can inspire.

The 2024 theme is Roaring Twenties! The quilt, in some recognizable way, must be about the Roaring Twenties and include an interpretation of a traditional block pattern of your choosing. All quilts must be an original design.


DANIEL 12:1 AND THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL… by Natalia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, UkraineDANIEL 12:1 AND THE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL…
by Natalia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
WHERE THERE ARE TWO, THERE IS A WEDDING, AND WHERE THREE ARE THE FIRST BERRIES OF SORROW by Natalia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, UkraineWHERE THERE ARE TWO, THERE IS A WEDDING, AND WHERE THREE ARE THE FIRST BERRIES OF SORROW
by Natalia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
TRADITIONS GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER ON THE WINGS OF OUR FUTURE by Illia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, UkraineTRADITIONS GRANDFATHER AND GREAT GRANDFATHER ON THE WINGS OF OUR FUTURE by Illia Lashko — Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Quilts from Ukraine: Natalia & Illia Lashko and the Ukrainian Quilters Association

Despite blackouts, regular shelling, and lack of heating and electricity, Ukrainian quilters have completed many quilts.

The Ukrainian Quilters Associatioon members made quilts honoring Oleksandra Exter, a famous Ukrainian painter avant-garde, and other quilts representing their country.

Natalia Lashko and her son, Illia Lashko, made quilts that feature the unique technique of straw embroidery, which Natalia and her husband, Volodymyr, developed in the early 1980s.


A BOY AND HIS IMAGINATION by Deb Cashatt (California, USA)
BLUE FERN by Noelle Evans (Oregon, USA)
GRASSHOPPER PATH by Paola Machetta (Italy)
NURTURE by Sara Sharp (Texas, USA)
DAYTIME DREAMING by Karen Sunday Spencer (Oregon, USA)

SAQA: Haven

All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven?


Quilts by members of the Studio Art Quilt Associates.


The Presidential Quilts, Collection of Sue Reich

The exhibit is a Presidential and a quilt design chronology from George Washington to Joe Biden. Many of the quilts include campaign slogans, presidential nicknames, and important events that occurred during their terms in office. These quilts were made by quilt historians. Also included is a collection of large quilts with presidential connection.


BUTTERFLIES, BEES, & ALPHABETREES by Janet Stone
AQS QuiltWeek – Des Moines 2023
Best of Show
BUTTERFLIES, BEES, & ALPHABETREES by Janet Stone, Overland Park, KS

Lancaster Contest Quilts

The international quilt contest sponsored by AQS presents quilts showcasing a wide variety of techniques that quiltmakers around the world are using today. Quilters will vie for $54,700 in cash awards, with the Best of Show receiving $10,000. Quilts range from traditional designs that everyone knows, like Lone Star and Log Cabin, to Modern and Art quilts that reach outside the box with new designs and techniques.