My Experiences From QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015 has been the most amazing event! It feels like a grand reunion of online friends who’ve never met! The quilts, lectures and social encounters are unlike any other show I’ve ever attended. I’ve seen the most beautiful quilts, I’ve met the most inspiring people, and I’ve had the most amazing experiences!

The Quilts

The picture below shows a small montage of some of the ribbon winners. Click here for pictures and names of all the QuiltCon 2015 winners.

Winners-MontageQuiltCon is the largest display of modern quilts in the world!

The People

I met and reconnected with many of my online friends from blogging and instagram, just a few of which I managed to photograph below:

quiltcon_people Cheryl Brickey (my roommate) and Amy Garro; Kristy Daum, Gemma Jackson, (me), Yvonne Fuchs, Malka Dubrawsky (Moda designer), Andres Rosales and Cristy Fincher; Daryl from Andover with Chris, The Tattooed Quilter, Leanne from She Can QuiltĀ  and me; Jacquie Gering, and Krista Hennebury.

The Experiences

A Show like QuiltCon is more than about just quilts. Making connections and experiencing new things are all part of the fun!the_experiences

  1. Coming full circle with Marianne Fons, from whom I bought my very first quilting book, and her daughter Mary Fons who published my very first quilt pattern in her magazine 20 years later!
  2. QuiltCon Pin Trading – such a fun way to remember everyone I met!
  3. Getting temporarily tattooed from Sarah Watts of Cotton and Steel. (Permanent tattooing was also a thing – just not my thing!)
  4. Being interviewed to talk about Spiraling Out of Control by the Quilt Alliance project.
  5. Sharing Modern X as part of the special exhibits tour with Bill Volckening.
  6. Being asked to autograph a copy of QuiltCon Magazine in which 2 of my quilts from the show were featured – such a surreal moment!

And many more amazing moments that will live in my memory for a long time! I always say I’ve never met a quilt or quilter I didn’t like. But coming to QuiltCon feels like I’ve found my tribe, and for that I am truly grateful. šŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “My Experiences From QuiltCon 2015

  1. Cecilia says:

    Wow, so so inspired by your pictures from the Austin Quiltcon, I can’t wait for the Pasadena / Quiltcon West. The Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild is in great hands under your leadership, looking forward to all the fun things to come.

  2. kitty says:

    Thank you for your recap and all the pictures! It must have been a wonderful experience to be together with all these driven quilters surrounded by so many unique and beautiful quilts, two of which being your own creations!!

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