Well, I didn’t bring back any ribbons, but I brought back tons of inspiration and I had a fun and busy time. Here is a pic of me and Linda with our quilt, Ad Libbing. I don’t think I have blogged about this quilt before. It was juried into QuiltCon (one of over 1300 applications) and it got a lot of attention with Linda’s fabulous quilting on a domestic sewing machine. More on this quilt in a future block post.
The first day I took a class with Weeks Ringle from Modern Quilt Studio. It was called Eclectic Modern. Basically we learned how to curate fabrics from our stash to achieve a cohesive color story, using all types of fabrics. I brought an assortment of eclectic fabrics: modern, Kaffe Fasset, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Marcia Derse, contemporary and traditional prints. After deciding on a palette, we laid out the fabrics on different solid backgrounds. It was amazing to me how the fabrics came to life with one color background and fell flat with another. Here is a picture of the combination I settled on. I hope to work on this at our guild’s May retreat. Below is the pattern I plan to make by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, Fabric Fusion.
The rest of my time at QuiltCon was spent going to lectures, looking at quilts, shopping the vendor mall and socializing.
I also picked up some of Alison Glass’ latest SunPrints.
C & T Publishing had a new product (at least new to me), called Kraft-Tex. Think: labels on Levi Jeans. It is like that. It is washable and great for adding to bags. I picked acouple of rolls and this project book as well, compiled by Roxane Cerda. Lastly, I picked up this cool tool caddy from an Austin shop: Sew Much More. I was so tired of my small tools falling to the floor. This should take care of that problem.
I am looking forward to QuiltCon East in February 2017. It will be held in Savannah, GA. I will be able to drive, so no limit on what I can can bring home!!! Have a great week everyone.