Life, QuiltCon 2017

Preparing for QuiltCon

I have spent the beginning of my week preparing 3 quilts to ship and be on display at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. Which means hanging sleeve sewing and whip stitching, label creation and whip stitching, and making sure I am following all the requirements prior to shipping them off!

I am super happy to say that Beacon got juried into the show (because of the dense quilting, the back also shows the design so don’t be shy and ask a “white glove” volunteer to look at the quilt back if you are in Savannah!). I submitted the heavily (entirely) derivative mini quilt The Humans Are Dead for consideration as well and it was really no surprise that it was not selected for the show. I also have two quilts that will be in different special exhibits: Oh Happy Day will on display as part of the MQG QOM (Quilt of the Month) special exhibit, and Downstream will be on display as part of the QDAD special exhibit.

And I am especially excited to say that I will be at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah working as part of the crew! I don’t expect to have much down or free time, and I am looking forward to helping bring a wonderful show to life.

What are you working on at the start of 2017? Are you planning to attend QuiltCon this year?


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31 thoughts on “Preparing for QuiltCon

  1. Anne says:

    Love your two quilts hope they do well

    1. Anne says:

      Sorry three quilts

  2. kitty says:

    Congratulations!! I’m sure these three beautiful quilts will get the appreciation and admiration they so much deserve!

  3. Jan Altomare says:

    Congratulations Yvonne. They are all beautiful!

  4. Congratulations! It is thrilling to have a quilt juried into a show! Good luck!

  5. Tish says:

    Congrats on having 3 quilts headed that way! I would have loved to have gone to Quilt Con since it’s on the East Cost this year, but that was not to be. That’s okay, I shall live through you 🙂

  6. Beth LaMotte says:

    I will be at Quiltcon too! Your quilts are wonderful, and I can’t wait to see them up close and personal. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross.

  7. jayne says:

    I’m happy you have three quilts in the show! You must be so proud! I won’t be going…but I know you and others will make those of us who can’t make it feel like were there!

  8. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, your quilts are incredible. I think they should all be accepted into the shows. We all have to remember that beauty is seen differently by everyone.

  9. Miriam says:

    Congratulations! Each of these quilts is extraordinary, but my favorites are Beacon and Downstream… although… I love orange, and it’s definitely an Oh Happy Day! Make that all three favorites! How neat to be selected in three categories. Enjoy Savannah if you haven’t been there. (I haven’t, but one of the professors at the university used to go every year to soak up the history and inspiration for his classes.)

  10. Ben says:

    I’ll be on the watch for your quilts — and for you!

  11. Congrats on showing your quilts. You must be super excited! I was so hoping to make it to QuiltCon this year, especially since its so close by but it’s not to be. It would have been great to meet you in person. Have fun at the show, and don’t work TOO hard! 🙂

  12. Sophie Zaugg says:

    Congratulations ! I’m glad that I will be able to see your three quilts for real since I’m going to Quiltcon :-))

  13. Way to go JetGirl! I would LOVE to go to QuiltCon since I have never been to a quilting convention nor a visit to Georgia.

  14. Lynda H says:

    yes, I will be at quilt con – have signed up again to be a super volunteer and one of those days will definitely be as a white glove volunteer – have never been to Savannah so looking forward to it.

  15. Yvonne, how rewarding to have your hard work and skill recognized! Congratulations. You really do have a flare for design. I like all three of these quilts but I think Downstream is my favorite. Hope you have time to take pics of your favorites at QuiltCon!

  16. Pam L says:

    Yvonne, I am so excited for you! Your quilts look fabulous. Now that the Christmas sewing is done I hope to get some of my UFO projects finished. There are a lot of BOM’s starting as well that I am tempted to try. Thanks for sharing your work with us. It is always a pleasure to see what you are creating!

  17. Vera says:

    Sounds like you are all set!

  18. Shauna says:

    All of them are beautiful and I wish I were going to Quilt Con so I could see them in person.

  19. Good luck with the juried quilt! I hope you do well. This month has started with a bang and I am getting ready to travel next week to Toronto for my son’s wedding. It is the priority right now. I plan to bring a quilt with me to give his new in-laws. They are hosting several pre and post wedding activities. It is strange that we don’t really have any ‘responsibilities’ since we are so far away. So, I thought I would make something for them in thanks.

    Isn’t it crazy how much work goes into preparing for a show? Look forward to hearing about your experience when you are there!

  20. Congrats and good luck with the juried quilt. As you know, I just saw the same post on IG. So glad you be at QuiltCon.

  21. Congratulations! I had planned to attend, but unfortunately, due to the crappy exchange rate on the Canadian dollar, it’s too cost prohibitive for me to attend. Very disappointed……

  22. Jasmine says:

    How exciting! I’ll be cheering for you.

  23. I am so looking forward to seeing you and your quilts at QuiltCon!

  24. Congratulations! How awesome to be part of a big, epic quilt show, to mingle with other quilters, to get to see and hear people viewing your work. I haven’t decided which shows to enter this year, but I always like to participate in a couple of quilt shows. Thanks again for the link party I have some new blog friends now.

  25. Gorgeous quilts! Best of luck!

  26. I’m looking forward to seeing you and your quilts at QuiltCon. You’ll be one of those busy people with CREW written on the back of your t-shirt!

  27. Kate says:

    Congrats on getting having 3 quilts in the show! Enjoy being part of the crew, hopefully it will be another awesome show.

  28. Sarah says:

    Congratulations on 3 quilts in the show! That’s awesome!

  29. Kaja says:

    Congratulations! Though I’m unlikely ever to get to Quilt Con I like to think that other people will get to see these quilts in the flesh.

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