I went to QuiltCon!
At check in all the attendees received this cool Carolyn Friedlander bag filled with goodies!
This was the official giveaway Quilt Con quilt, named Eidos. I bought a few raffle tickets but have not gotten a call, I'm guessing that's not a good sign.
But I love this quilt and have yet to make a quilt using diamond blocks, I'm adding that to my 2016 Goals List.
I was only at QuiltCon two days and took classes both days, the time flew by.
The first class was taught by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. (Victoria blogged about her class here, look for me in the back of the class!)
Each person in the class was given this die that cut all the pieces you see below. Getting the die was wonderful and enabled all of us to cut as many pieces and parts as we wanted.
I used the ombre prints by V & Co for Moda for my project.
Now I just need to sew those pieces into blocks.
The other class I took was a basic EQ7 class. It was taught by Christa Watson of ChristaQuilts. I've had EQ7 loaded on my computer for a good while but never really understood how to use it. Christa did a wonderful job of explaining the basics, and even though I only understand a small portion of how this powerful software works, I did learn enough to be able to create blocks and create a quilt. The day was well worth my time. Now that I understand the basics I"ll be able to work on my own to learn so much more.
I think I took a picture of every quilt, I won't post all the pictures but here are a few of my favorites.
This quilt is Patch Nine by Dora Cary.
This quilt is Fraction Louise Orth
This is Fish and Visitors by Rebecca Burnett.
I've been to several big quilt shows, and they each have their own individual vibe. There were several things about QuiltCon that made it a very special experience for me. First off, there were not the crowds that I normally find at the bigger shows. It's almost impossible to walk the aisles and you have to wait your turn to work your way up to the front of a quilt to get a good picture at some shows. There was so much space in Pasadena, I never felt crowded and was able to study and enjoy each quilt in the show. I also thought my fellow attendees seemed so happy to be there, everyone was in a great mood and friendly. QuiltCon 2017 will be held in Savannah, Georgia. I sure hope to be there!