As I mentioned to in my blog post last Friday, 15 Quilty Resolutions for 2015, I want to find ways to express joy and celebration through quilting. I have in mind a fun twist to my QuiltCon 2015 experience, and I hope you will join in on the fun with me! To make sure the coast was clear, I contacted QuiltCon staff to make sure I wouldn’t be stepping on any toes if I rounded up some fun silliness, and after getting the all clear, I wanted to see if any of you who will be attending QuiltCon in February are on board to join me.
The idea hatched after having an email conversation back and forth with Renee @ Quilts of a Feather, in which the idea to dress up at QuiltCon as our quilting alter-egos was hatched. Who else has noticed the similarities between the convention names QuiltCon and ComicCon?
For me, this is a super fun and exciting prospect. I can dress up as Quilting Jetgirl by wearing a flight suit and covering it with quilting related patches. I have a lot of ideas for that! I even kicked around the idea of borrowing a helmet from a former co-worker, but packing and lugging a big helmet back and forth to Austin doesn’t seem like the greatest idea – I want luggage space for new fabric, not a helmet! 🙂
So here is the plan: dress up in something fun and come celebrate and be silly with me at the Moda party on Thursday night. I do realize that not everyone has as obvious a quilting avatar or alter-ego like mine, but feel free to kick around ideas in the comments, with your quilting friends, and generally share the idea to help make this be a silly, quilty fun celebration! I will probably reprise the outfit on Saturday for those of you who are not planning to attend the Moda party; flight suits have all kinds of nifty zippered pouches and are quite comfortable to wear, so why not?
If you can get down with not taking yourself too seriously and want to get in on the action, check out #QuiltConAlterEgo and #QuiltConCosplay on Instagram, #regram and blog using the alter-ego badge above, and let’s start talking about some fun ideas to let loose a little bit!