QuiltCon 2015

What is Your QuiltCon Alter-Ego?

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?

What is YOUR QuiltCon Alter-Ego?

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! :)

Quilting Jetgirl Alter-Ego

Quilting Jetgirl Alter-Ego

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!

0 thoughts on “What is Your QuiltCon Alter-Ego?

  1. Summer says:

    Not decided if I will go to QuiltCon or not, but if I dressed up like my Alter Ego (Dennis Hopper from Easy Rider), I think the reference would be lost on a lot of people! (It’s almost lost on me, I’ve never seen the movie, but my parents had the LP of the soundtrack.) – The Easy Quilter

  2. Cheryl says:

    What a fun idea! I am not sure what I could do to dress up as a Meadow Mist, but I will be at the Moda party and will try to come up with something fun.

  3. Beth says:

    I wish I was going, I totally love your idea! I hope it takes off and becomes a “thing.” It sounds like so much fun! I think I would choose my alter-ego based on one of the old blocks’ name and then just make myself a costume that focused on that block. It will be interesting to see how other people choose their alter ego. There has to be at least one “Chevron Hero”! They were so popular, haha! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  4. Renee says:

    I looked up red feathers on Amazon, and there are some really pretty ones! I think I’ll start on it after the xmas house guests vacate my sewing room.

    1. quiltingmod says:

      Get your priorities straight, Renee. Kick out those guests. You have a feather costume to make. I’m sure they’ll understand. P.S. Don’t take me too seriously either.

  5. Vera says:

    Oh fun. I hope you guys will take tons of pictures so we can see and have virtual fun with you too :)

  6. rachaeldaisy says:

    What a fun idea!! If I was going I’d be a big blue daisy!!

  7. Jayne says:

    I love that you are having fun with this! I won’t be going to quiltcon, but love everything related to it!

  8. jess says:

    Omg I can’t wait to do this! Awesome idea!

  9. I love dress ups! I wish I could go. I would be into wearing something silly.
    If I went, would I dress up as my great-grandmother, Granny Maud? Sensible 1950s British tweed and flat, sturdy shoes, etc? A (toy) cat under my arm and a bag trailing knitting yarn?

  10. I. AM. IN. !!!!!!!! This is awesome! This really has me thinking though… so once I really discover what my alter ego is I will most certainly join in! I have every intention to be there at QuiltCon so this makes it even more determining for me to make it. :o)

  11. Ruth says:

    Ha that’s a great idea. I’m not going to make it to QuiltCon, too far away $$$wise but probably just as well as I’d end up going as a Basset Hound if my blog is anything to go by!

  12. sally says:

    Looking forward to pictures now!

  13. tlolovestats says:

    I’m going to Quiltcon but unsure I can come up with something. ..hmmmmm let me think on it. Great idea

  14. Lara B. says:

    I would have loved to see you all dress up Yvonne! I hope your initiative catches hold and that this becomes a regular part of QuiltCon.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)