QuiltCon Fun

QuiltCon, the first conference of the Modern Quilt Guild, was a blast!  Austin, TX is such a cool place and all the conference leaders and volunteers went out of their way to make this a spectacular event.

WelcomeThere were exhibitors…

Andover Fabrics booth and Vickie Anderson and Carol Zentgraf at the Modern Quilting Unlimited booth. MQU was one of the sponsors

Andover Fabrics booth and Vickie Anderson and Carol Zentgraf at the Modern Quilting Unlimited booth. MQU was one of the sponsors

There were wonderful lectures and workshops….

I was fortunate to get into a class with Japanese artist Yoshiko Jinzenji - quilting with sheer fabrics

I was fortunate to get into a class with Japanese artist Yoshiko Jinzenji – quilting with sheer fabrics

Foundation Piecing with Penny Layton.  I learned how to piece curves and Y-seams and I designed a fish with floppy fins.

Foundation Piecing with Penny Layton. I learned how to piece curves and Y-seams and I designed a fish with floppy fins.

And then there were the quilts……!!

Quilts

Including this stunner by Thomas Knauer  - In Defence of Hnadmade.  It's a large scale reproduction of the UPC code of a Martha Stewart quilt for Macy's.

Including this stunner by Thomas Knauer – In Defence of Hnadmade. It’s a large scale reproduction of the UPC code of a Martha Stewart quilt for Macy’s.

And Best of Show - Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

And Best of Show – Double Edged Love by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

I am so happy that I was able to attend QuiltCon.  A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make the event happen.  A job well done.  It will be hard to wait those two years until the next QuiltCon, but I understand there will be some regional “Sewdowns” happening around the country next year.

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