I'm heading off to Austin, Texas tomorrow morning for QuiltCon. This is a modern quilting convention, with a massive quilt show, tons of lectures and workshops, and a few vendors thrown in for good measure! Put on by The Modern Quilt Guild , this should be a wonderful time! I am expecting to come back with a few goodies, and am really looking forward to meeting some blogging friends face to face.
Last night was our monthly Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting. As usual, it was lots of fun and very inspiring. I managed to finish up the block lotto quilt I spoke about last time and took it in for show and tell.
It was also the first night for the 2015 round robin, so lots of mysterious brown paper bags were floating around containing people's starter blocks. This was mine - improv. pieced and some low volume with Aqua/turquoise. I won't see it again for 12 months! It is going to be interesting to see what it looks like then!
Also last night, I received my copy of the new book Make It, Take It by Krista Hennebury, aka Poppyprint, who is a friend and fellow member of the VMQG. This is a great book! Krista has compiled unique new patterns and designs from a variety of folks - many of whom are my blogging friends, and friends in real life! So fun! I'm going to try to make all sixteen projects, which shouldn't be too tough 'cause they are all stinking cute! I've already made my first project from it - a wonderful Double Scissor Keeper, designed by Amy Friend, During quiet time. It went together beautifully! I can see this becoming a "go to" gift for sewing friends. Definitely a book with something for everyone.
Better make sure I'm all set for tomorrow - that alarm will be going off early!