2022 Special Exhibits
Mod Quilt Squad
CCQ started a modern quilt group in July 2018. We have a roster of almost 50 quilters. We are meeting monthly and have a topic/program each month.
This exhibit includes our Block of the Month Challenge, which began in January of 2021. Members selected a theme color for each month.
“Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.” Definition provided by Modern Quilt Guild with 14,000 members in 39 countries.
This is an open group and all are welcome.
Storytelling is a tradition in all cultures, first as oral and pictorial such as cave paintings. This group was formed because the artists wanted to continue that tradition by using quilts to present visual stories.
This year's challenge was "Name That Tune." Members Judith Phelps, CarolAnne Olson, Hedda Wright, and Dianne Kane will share their quilts inspired by this challenge. Each member has created at least one quilt relating to a Beatles' song. The group also challenged themselves to create a 20" x 20" piece based on "Another Brick on the Wall" by Pink Floyd.
First Time Exhibitors
This is a member sponsored category that will recognize any quilter who has never entered a quilt in ANY show before. Quilts in this category must be traditionally pieced or appliquéd; it does not include fusible, raw edge, paper pieced or Art quilts. Only one entry per person. No size requirements.
"Star Spangled" make by Vicki Mikesh
Thread Tales is a group of quilters who read four books each year. They then create quilts inspired by the books. Discussion and activities centered around the books can be videos, food, field trips, in addition to the making of a representational quilt.
The Thread Tales exhibit this year will include quilts inspired by:
How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior
For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrick Backman
The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
The Arrogant Teenager Who Ruined Mrs. McCreedy’s Second Best Handbag by Wilma Scott (inspired by How the Penguins Saved Veronica).
Bonnie Hunter Group
Like many quilters around the world, several Clark County Quilters are fans of teacher/designer/author/retreat host/blogger Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie may be best known for her scrap quilt designs and for her free Mystery Quilt patterns that she produces each winter. This is an exhibit of some of the wonderful ways that quilts can be made with scraps and a little imagination.... And a lot of Bonnie Hunter inspiration!