What I brought back from QuiltCon

me and Linda with Ad LibbingWell, 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 Class 1fabrics: 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.

Fabric-Fusion-

The rest of my time at QuiltCon was spent going to lectures, looking at quilts, shopping the vendor mall and socializing.

100_3099I found some beautiful Precentia threads for big stitch quilting. These yummy colors had to come home with me.

 

 

 

 

 

I also picked up some of Alison Glass’ latest SunPrints.

Mercury

Mercury

Grove

Grove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

k2-_9ce73a05-8b9d-4929-8a4a-732b2a45ac2c.v1Kraft Textool caddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

3 thoughts on “What I brought back from QuiltCon

  1. This tool caddy is the perfect solution to clutter around the machine. I love it. Can you post a link or the name and manufacturer of this device? Really would like to buy one.

  2. I would suggest you contact Sew Much More in Austin, TX. They are the vendor I purchased the caddy from. They might be able to sell you one over the phone. The caddy doesn’t have any manufacturers name on it, other than it was patented in Taiwan. It comes in several different colors.

  3. Yes, your quilt was a highlight for me, and I’m so glad I got to meet you, and take a photo of both you and Linda! It’s really amazing. And I am so jealous of your class–that was one I tried to get in, but couldn’t. Thanks for posting about your experience. I’ll be going to Pasadena, so we won’t see each other at the next one, but have fun!

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