Quilts are memories, Stacey said, and admits she has trouble letting them go. That turned out to be good news for us. The evening was fun and Stacey’s trunk show energetic, showing her passion for her quilting and design work, and for the community of people she interacts with, from fabric designers and manufacturers to fellow quilters. Be sure to visit her website for free patterns, tutorials, and where else to find her work.
Here are a few of my favourite quilts from the show.
I wouldn’t use the colours of the American flag for my version of this, but Stacey’s stars are so fun and fresh – and most importantly, simple to made and to scale. Four identical star blocks and some extras strips to make one larger block. Repeat as needed. I’m seeing baby quilts here, perhaps in green and grey with a touch of pink. The quilt shown here is ‘Red White and Free’ and is available as a kit through Craftsy. This was Stacey’s first Craftsy quilt pattern.
From the amount of clapping and questions, ‘Power Grid’ was an audience favourite. I love it for its graphic punch. Done using paper foundation piecing, it would be simple to replicate without using that technique. The fun is all in the arrangement of the simple striped and plain blocks. This quilt was part of the Modern Quilt Unlimited Summer 2015 challenge.
Heaven help me, but I want to use the word ‘mod’ to describe this quilt. And ‘cool’. Even without the trip down memory lane, I love the bright pops of colour and manageable curves. This is ‘Whirlpool Quilt’ which appeared in American Quilter Magazine in March 2015, and featured the fabric collection of a friend of Stacey.