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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Long overdue QuiltCon post

It's been a month since I got back from Quilt Con, and it still resonates very strongly!  Just looking through my pictures again today, takes me back to the show floor, and looking at the gorgeous display of quilts, and the tons of inspiration presented.  The vender mall was full of colour and inspiration too, as well as all kinds of tempting fabric, gizmos and gadgets.  I was good, and only bought a couple of yards of fabric - some Michael Miller Cotton Couture, some thread and a full set of circle templates for marking and quilting with.

While there was a full range and variety of workshops presented, they sold out pretty quickly, and I had decided that I would just go the lecture route, giving myself lots of time in the show, vender mall, and to explore Austin, which is a great city, with excellent food!  You haven't lived until you experience Gourdough's on a bitterly cold night with some fellow VMQG members!  There is something about eating doughnuts from a food truck, while huddled together for warmth that results in great hilarity, and we all know that laughter makes everything better, even walking to San Antonio!

The show - no surprise, my favourites in the show were quilts with lots of graphic appeal, and lots of gorgeous quilting.  Here is a sampling of some of what caught my eye.
Gorgeous texture by Chawne Kimber

Several pieces by Luke Haynes were in the show, and I attended a lecture by him.  Very inspiring!

The lovely Linda Hungerford happened to be volunteering near her quilt, so I was able to get her photo next to her quilt.  She is so inspiring - her quilting is all done on a domestic machine

To see the full list of the winners, please check this post from the MQG. There were amazing displays of quilting everywhere you looked.

Hmmm, will Pasadena be on my travel plans next year?  We'll have to wait and see!

Happy quilting!


Leanne said...

It was a great time, so nice to see you there.

Renate said...

What eye candy!!! Love Linda Hungerford's quilt "Shapes"; and the quilting...OH MY!

elle said...

wow, these are fantastic examples. thanks for sharing them

Karen Ackva said...

Wow! Those are very stunning quilts and impressions from QuiltCon. I love to see how quilting enhances and changes the mood of a quilt. I am happy you had a great time in Austin. I bet it was great!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

It was truly a wonderful experience to attend such a inspiring event but most of all it was so nice to meet up with you and so many that we share a common interest in quilting and blogland! I have a feeling we shall meet again and hopefully be able to spend more time together!

Nini and the Sea said...

Janet, aren't those Gourdoughs donuts the best? Austin food is great, it made QuilCon even better. Thanx for the re visit of the beautiful quilts. It was so inspiring!


Barb N said...

I think it would be overwhelming - thanks for sharing such gorgeous quilts!

felicity said...

I'm never going to live down that suggestion to walk to dinner, am I? :) thanks for these wonderfully inspiring photos. I'm thinking hard about Pasadena. Gwen Marston is difficult to pass up.

Linda said...

What do you mean by a domestic machine?

Gina said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous quilts with us! I am inspired, now to find some fabric time. Did I misread your comment about walking to San Antonio??!! You did say you were in Austin??? How many doughnuts did that take?!