Sunday, December 15, 2013

My Modern Quilt, Flying Kite Tails, will be taking a road trip

Flying Kite Tails is a semifinalist in the AQS Phoenix Quilt Show.

I received word last week from American Quilters Society that my quilt, Flying Kite Tails, has been accepted in the AQS quilt contest in Phoenix, Arizona.  The AQS Quilt Week and Contest is set for February 5-8, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Needless to say, I am delighted and humbled by this honor. The quilt will compete in the Modern Quilt division.

Flying Kite Tails is an original work that began because I love sewing wonky flying geese, I love bright color,  and I love working in a Medallion Quilt pattern. The design for this quilt started in the center with the colorful rows of varied triangles. I never know exactly where the designs in my quilts are going when I work in this manner. I find this a great method because it allows me to just start sewing without having to do a lot of planning or design forethought.

This quilt was my project when I arrived at Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat in October 2013. I have attended several of Gwen's retreats and love bouncing ideas off the other quilters in attendance. Special thanks to Kathy of Michigan who suggested the red dot in this quilt. And special thanks to Gwen for filling my head with the phrase, "Don't Commit Too Soon."

And there's more. Flying Kite Tails will be joining its sister quilt, Autumn in Boyle County,  that will be on exhibit at the Phoenix show. Autumn in Boyle County was a contestant in the AQS show in Des Moines, Iowa in October 2013. It was picked to travel with the AQS Modern Quilt Challenge exhibit that will attend all seven of the AQS shows in 2014. My quilts will have more travel miles than me in 2014.

Autumn in Boyle County is part of the AQS Modern Quilt Challenge exhibit.


  1. Joni,

    You are working really hard to move the art of quilting forward and I am so glad that your quilting creativity is being recognized! Keep up the great work!

  2. Joni,
    I LOVE the movement in your Flying Kite Tails quilt! How exciting to have 2 quilts at the show. You have a great eye for composition and design. Your work is really growing.

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  4. Bottom right quadrant you will find the red dot.

  5. Congratulations Joni! What a great honor to have 2 quilts selectedto be in the show! I am so excited for you. Love the blog!your quilting buddie pat

  6. You are an awesome quilter! I was looking for a way to subscribe to your blog, either by email or bloglovin, but I couldn't. If you do add a way to subscribe could you let me know? Otherwise I will probably lose track of your blog. Thanks so much!

  7. Joni! I just found your blog. Your Kite quilt looks rather familiar ;-) Thanks for the tip of the hat, but most of all, Congratulations!
    You do awesome work.