Also in the mix was my trip to Austin for Quilt Con. If you don't know what Quilt Con is, it was the first ever quilt show and conference held by the Modern Quilt Guild. I have never been to a conference quite like this. I've been to Paducah and I've been to Quilt Market, but this was so cool! I'm back more enthused, inspired and energetic than ever! I have so many ideas swimming in my head, I can't get them down on paper fast enough. I didn't take classes, but they had a lecture series of the industry's top people - Denyse Schmidt, Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr, Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering and on and on and on. it was like sitting through the bust guild meeting ever, every hour! Many of the lectures are on Craftsy for free. Check out Mary Fons' lecture - it addresses the modern/traditional divide. Good stuff for all quilters!
|Me and "Handyman" from my book Quilt Retro.|
Here's some more pictures from Quilt Con.
|This is the Windy City quilt made for Jacquie Gering when she left KC for Chicago. Does it look familiar? It should! It's the inspiration for Modern Monday!|
|Here's my block! Does this mean I had TWO quilts in the show????|
|Here's my roomy - Jan - with her quilt in the group category! She didn't win either but it looked good with all the others|
|This quilt was in my category and it knocked my socks off! I thought it would win for sure, but no ribbon for it either! (Didn't catch the name of the maker, sorry about that.)|
|No show is complete without its controversy. I thought this quilt was fascinating. I love quilts that push boundaries. People were equally shocked, offended and intrigued!|
|And the food was fabulous! (Yes I take pictures of food!) These are fish tacos.|
|Gumbo and red beans and rice with room-service beer!|
|Crepes and iced tea! Haven't had a crepe in years - yummy!|