When we got back from Austin, I was so worn out, I didn’t get around to posting about the amazing time I had at QuiltCon 2015. Originally created by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon was the first modern quilt show of this magnitude, with over 40,000 attendees this year.
Our flight home was canceled because of an impending ice storm in Dallas, so we wound up staying another day. What started as a headache and an inconvenience turned into a fun extra day for Ryan & I to see more of Austin together, and of course, eat more BBQ.
QuiltCon was the first juried show I’ve ever been a part of, so I was anxious for the show to open so I could see my quilts on display. Ryan came with me the first day and we walked around the show, checked out the vendors, and saw some absolutely stunning quilts. After seeing everyone’s work, I could hardly believe that 4 of my quilts were accepted into this show. They were all so – beautiful! I knew I had finally found my crowd of quilters.
My favorite entry, “Modern Sunset,” was the first quilt of mine that I spotted.
When you first entered the hall, you were greeted with this amazing quilt, “Eames Blocks.” Designed by Lorena Marañón, pieced by Jen Carlton Bailly, and quilted by Gina Pina, it was the grand prize for the MQG raffle.
I went to classes and lectures with some of my favorite professionals. Angela Walter’s lecture on machine quilting sold out!
I took a block printing class with Lizzy House, my biggest hero!
My “Absent Minded” quilt was hiding off near more vendors and took me a while to find! I love the striped accents in the binding. Definitely doing more of that soon.
The highlight of the trip was on the last day of the show, when I walked past “Turn Down For What” to see that it had sold!
In case you didn’t see my first post-modern quilt, here’s the story beind “Turn Down For What”
There were so many beautiful, well-executed, finely crafted pieces at QuiltCon. I’m already waiting on pins and needles for QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena! Not only do I get to experience the best show on earth, but I’ll get to visit California for the first time!
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the QuiltCon 2015 show: