Thursday, February 28, 2013

QuiltCon!

QuiltCon was everything I'd hoped for inspiration, beautiful quilts, and friends old and new! There were so many quilts that I didn't even get photos of you should definitely head over to flickr and explore there or hop on Instagram and check out #quiltcon. Of course the hashtag will bring up so much more then quilts it was a crazy weekend. 


Here are just a few of the quilts I loved. I tried to document the makers of all the quilts but I was unsuccessful please let me know if you know any I missed and I'll update the post. Starting at upper left Beach Wedding by Jessica Pierre Auguste, ?, ?, Don't Box Me In by Tammy Vasser,  2 +2 by Colleen Wootton, Blue Ice by Jaquie Gering, Untitled by Lindsay Staed, Broken Diamonds by Katie Spencer, The Local Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander, Best in Show- Double Edged Love by Victoria Fiendlay Wolfe, ? by Alison Robins, this is the block challenge quilt that my block ended up in mine is in the top row in the middle, Denyse Schmidt 4 Crosses, Denyse Schmidt, Denyse Schmidt quilting detail, Trajectory #2 by Megan Dye.


A collage of friends, well and teachers I don't think I should assume Lotta Jansdotter and I are friends yet. The classes I took were so great I did Lotta's Fabric Design class and Angela Walters Quilting Negative Spaces. I would recommend classes with both if you ever have the opportunity. I know you can take Angela's classes on Craftsy and despite dancing until midnight the night before we were both pretty peppy at her morning class. 


My first long arm quilting!

My friend Nancy was in the class with me. She's the one that has been quilting my larger quilts.

From Denyse Schmidt's key note address.

Finally a photo of most of our PMQG group that attended. Here we're standing in front of our group quilt that was in the show. 

If you are thinking of attending in the future the next Quiltcon will be held in 2015! In the meantime the MQG made some big announcements on the last day including SewDowns happening over the next year in 5 different cities. Check out the new website to learn more. 

Pétra

3 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

You're a sweetie. X

Gail said...

Thanks for the post! Those quilts are fantastic!!

Linda Sullivan said...

It was amazing to catch up with you Petra and glimpse into your creative life. Your work is amazing and your quilting comrades are delightful. Xo.