Friday, 26 February 2016

QuiltCon wrap up

No one from our guild went to QuiltCon this year but since QuiltCon is kind of a big deal for the Modern Quilt Guild we wanted to make sure you could check it out. 

Best in show:
My Brother’s Jeans
Pieced & quilted by Melissa Averinos
Individual Member
84” x 91”

• Cheryl Arkison (remember Cheryl, she came and did a trunk show and workshops for us in October?) Well Cheryl was one of the judges of QuiltCon this year and she did a walk-about narrated video of all the charity quilts. (These quilts were not judged, just displayed at QuiltCon before being returned to the guilds to be given to their local charity). The MQG had provided a colour palette and the design guideline of "Improv with Intent". The link again.

• For those of you who are not able to make the trip, fear not. A big part of the modern quilting movement is all of the online interaction. So even if you’re not physically there, you can still feel like you are! There are a flurry of recap blog posts this week – too many to mention – so if you have a quilty blogger you like, check their blog and they may just have a post . You can also get peeks of every part of the weekend on Instagram via #quiltcon#quiltcon2016#quiltconcharityquiltand #quiltconwest.

If you have the chance to go next year, we would highly recommend it. The 2017 show will be in Savannah, GA and 2018 will be back to Pasadena, CA.

1 comment:

  1. I went! I couldn't take any classes or lectures this year as I was only there on the Friday....but it was still fabulous! Can't wait for savannah Georgia next year.
    -dani (