Thursday, February 21, 2013

QuiltCon Day 1

Well, I'm sitting bag in my hotel room after a long but wonderful first day at QuiltCon. It started with a 4:20am ET wakeup call to catch our flight to Austin. Once we got here, it's been full steam ahead!
First things first, I had to stop and check out my quilts.  Here's my Dazzling Diamonds quilt.  I'm sporting an awesome ribbon letting everyone know I have a quilt in the show, which was made by the awesome Elizabeth Hartman.
My next stop was the Michael Miller booth to visit my Wonky Road quilt. The folks at Michael Miller were so friendly and I really enjoyed meeting them.

With just a little bit of time before several lectures started that we wanted to see, I had a chance to check out a few of the exhibitors.

The Robert Kaufman booth had an activity for attendees to design their own tote bags.
There was a line at the Spoonflower booth for a chance to win some fabric.
By this point, it was time to hit the lectures.  First up for us was Yoshiko Jizenji on Asian Creation: From Tradition to Modern.
Next up was Heather Jones talking about where she finds inspiration for her quilts.  I always love to see how people design quilts and where they get their inspiration from.  It was a pleasure to hear Heather speak.
Finally, we heard a great panel discussion led by Alissa Haight Carlton on publishing your first book.  I really enjoyed this lecture and found it to be incredibly insightful.

I'm excited to see what Day 2 has in store.  I haven't even had a chance to look at all of the awesome quilts on display or shop the vendors.  Don't worry, I'll be sure to visit the vendors and do a little shopping - right after I check out all of the other awesome quilts on display.

If you want to see live pictures from QuiltCon, I've been posting a ton to Instagram.  


  1. Looks like you're off to a great start!!! Enjoy:-)

  2. I am completely living vicariously through you on this one - thanks so much for the great post and pictures! Have a fabulous time :)

  3. Yoshiko Jinzenji is my one of my quilting IDOLS! So jealous you got to hear her speak in person.