QuiltCon 2015

I went to QuiltCon and had a great time.  I want to keep track of my favorite photos of friends and some inspirational bits and pieces.

 

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I hadn’t even made it to Austin, and already I had a handful of awesome pins, and a drink ticket given to me by @modernhandcraft.  Nicole asked if I was JENNA and said she followed ME and I was BIG PIMPIN’ in Chicago!  It’s a funny experience stalking someone amazing online and then finding out that they know who you are.  Nicole is awesome and every time I ran into her, I smiled.

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Charity quilts were hanging in the lecture hall!  The arrow one is my brain-child and more can be read about it here.

IMG_3380This was the other one made by the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  It is beautiful, and so is Dorie, who contributed blocks for this blanket.

IMG_3376A different guild’s charity quilt (there were no signs – boo!) had this little bit of inspirational free-motion quilting.

IMG_3383I went into the exhibit and saw this beautiful quilt.  I’m in love with this bright yellow quilting on the black background.  Awesome.  Anniversary Quilt by Katrina Hertzer.

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Iceberg by Crystal McGann

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My Folded Flock quilt! More on this blanket HERE and HERE. What a thrill!

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Smithereens by Emily Cier

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Klee’s Trees – this was in a vendor booth. I love this variation on the original pattern.

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I hate that I didn’t meet Jenna Richardson. But maybe we COULDN’T meet because she is me from a different time line. This quilt is amazing.

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Rossie. This lady is a genius and the first time I saw Rossie working on this quilt I knew it was a true and deep love. Here is her blogHere is her IG.

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Dorie is a rock star. This lady is super legit – three quilts in the exhibit and a ribbon on one of them. She’s also kind, smart, and hilarious.

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We HIKED out to a food cart village and we got to see the thousands of bats dart out from under the Congress St. bridge. Emily sang to them in a gleeful squeal and in return they named her their queen.

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This guy came up to me at a restaurant and made me feel good.

 

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We were all wearing handmade! Meeting Jacey and Jemelia was incredible. These women are so talented, funny, and chill. I wish we could have hung out more. AND LOOK AT EMILY HERE. When you see Emily, you smile. She is a walking heart emoticon and an outstanding person. This picture is from her Instagram feed.

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We were in a pedi-cab being peddled by The Electric Man who was seriously reconsidering picking up three grown ass ladies to haul 7 blocks. This picture is from Dorie’s Instagram feed.

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Not enough can be said about the weather. As I write this it is 7 degrees outside. In Austin, there was a day when it was 73 degrees. But what’s 66 degrees here and there?

 

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