Modern Quilt Con Madness

Quilt Con was just a blast.  It will take me many days to review all the pictures I took of those beautiful modern quilts.  What an inspiration all the folks were.  Shopping, yes, I shopped:  a bunch!  Quilt kits, fat quarters, yard bundles, vendor giveaway treasures....and (humming a happy tune) my newest sewing machine.....a Juki.

Double Edged Love made by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
 I'm seeing a lot of traditional double wedding rings here, made modern with a large dose of Jay McCarroll's Center City, a modern quilt fabric for Free Spirit.

Close view of Kathy's hand stitching in Fresh Plus 

There were two demo areas with great demos on the half hour from 10:30 - 5 the four days of the modern quilt show.....I took in 10, one of them being a "how to make a fabric sketchbook by Heather Ross.  Heather is the author of "Heather Ross PRINTS" - a book I couldn't resist buying.

Another great demo by Heather Jones was all about strip piecing.  Here's just one example of strip piecing with 4" strips.  

 The cutest personality.....Ava on the right assisted both Heather Jones and Heather Ross with their Demos. It took the efforts of many folks who donated many hours to get these demos synchronized and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the ten I viewed.

 I found Valori Wells helping in the Stitch Lab booth. 

Katie Pedersen (Sew Katie Did)  and Jacquie Gering (Tallgrass Prairie) demonstrated the slice and insert improvisational block making technique.  

and probably my favorite demo of all was Kat McTee's stamp carving and textile stamping demo.

and my favorite place to rest and refresh was the Michael Miller booth where the scenery changed  each day.  They provided the quilt show guests with fabric swatch handouts, chocolate, water and a beautiful place to sit and gawk at all the surroundings.

A perfect example of traditional quilt blocks in a modern setting.  Love those quarter square triangles!

 A little thing that made me smile

I took the time to walk some of the Austin streets and found color inspiration everywhere!

 This was a serendipity moment.  As I stood on the corner waiting for the "Walk" light, this pink and tan car, and analogous colored SUV stopped in front of the brightly painted restaurant.  For once, I was glad the light kept me waiting.  Yes, the right place at the right time.  I love this picture!

While in Austin, I took the time to walk the Sixth Street Historic District.
 Beautiful old architecture from the previous centuries.    


  1. Im pre sio nan tes!!!!!! todos los trabajos!!! saludos Liliana

  2. Thank you for posting the picture! So wish I could have been there.


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