I’m back from QuiltCon!
Might I say it was a blast?!?! If you weren’t there, you’ll have to imagine the awesomeness of merely being in the same place with all the superstars of the quilting/sewing world. Imagine yourself saying, “Hi” to Denyse Schmidt as you both stroll down the aisles of the quilt show. Or imagine yourself sitting and listening to Amy Butler talk about her process of her color inspiration. Or envision Angela Walters showing you how to quilt a swirl. It was surreal!
I’m still a bit awestruck by this weekend and being surrounded by all the quilts and soaking up all the knowledge shared in lectures and workshops. I would love to share with you photos of all the quilts at the show, but I’m sure you’ll spot many of them across blogland. So I won’t even take on that herculean task. Instead, I’ll give you a few highlights.
My friend Karen from Blooming Poppies made this quilt that won the award for Quilting Excellence.
Check out the circular quilting and you’ll see why she won. And would you believe she did this on her domestic machine?!? Yup, she sure did. She’s got a great tutorial on her blog. Go on and check it out here. I’ll wait for you.
I found myself drawn to quilts that used orange fabrics, like this one by Susan Kephart. I love all the different shades of orange she used.
This mini by Janice Ryan caught my eye. I love the quilting in the negative space and the embroidery in the center.
Then there was this one by Sherri Lynn Wood, which won first place for handwork. Yes, all that stitching was done by hand!
And I’m guessing too many people took Elizabeth Hartman’s message to heart so a sign was put up to remind folks to not touch the quilt!
I hope you enjoyed this mini recap. Of course, I’ve got lots more to share with you…soon!