Swap Stickers from QuiltCon
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Fabric, QuiltCon

QuiltCon Swag & February Stash Enhancement

I took 100 2" round stickers that featured a cropped in portion of my Cloudy Night Sky quilt with me to give away at QuiltCon, and I gave them all away while I was there! In exchange, I brought home all of these stickers! I also received 2 beaded bracelets, which were the new hot item for swapping. I was also...

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QuiltCon

People and Connections {QuiltCon 2024}

Yes, the quilts are a huge draw at QuiltCon, but for me, the main reason I attend Quilt Con is the opportunity to connect in person with other quilters. It's all about the people! A big part of my planning to attend QuitCon was spending time scheduling to meet with people for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and knowing when...

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Cloudy Night Sky - Best Machine Quilting
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QuiltCon

Best Machine Quilting Award {QuiltCon 2024}

My experience at QuiltCon this year was very different from any of my previous times at QuiltCon. This year, I was planning to attend on Friday and Saturday, and I was really looking forward to having time to view the show at a leisurely pace, spending time with friends and making new connections, and having time to perhaps do...

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Meringue - Ready to Ship to QuiltCon
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QuiltCon

Meringue {Shipping to QuiltCon}

Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a nice entry into 2023. To help facilitate a sense of ease for myself, I took last week pretty slowly. Speaking of easing into 2023, there were a lot of linkups to the #2023PlanningParty on the last few days of the year. I've extended the length of the link up party...

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QuiltCon

QuiltCon Member Registration Opens Wednesday

Modern Quilt Guild members: if you are planning to attend QuiltCon 2022 in Phoenix (February 16-20, 2022), registration opens in just a few days on Wednesday, August 4th, at 10 am EDT/2 pm UTC! I wanted to take this opportunity to share about the workshops I will be teaching and give a few tips and tricks for registration. Playing with...

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Preparing for Final Live Q&A
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QuiltCon

QuiltCon Together

From my perspective there are many overwhelmingly positive things about QuiltCon Together. As I mentioned last week, I was thrilled to get to teach workshops in a format where students got to immediately learn more about their machines, and I've been blown away by the beautiful work that they have been creating. One big highlight for me was spending an...

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QuiltCon 2020

QuiltCon 2020 Workshop

Did you see the announcement of faculty for QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas, last week? I’m excited that I have been asked back to teach another 3-hour workshop next year! As part of the crew, I can only sneak away to teach one 3-hour workshop each year. I have said in the past that I am passionate about the quilting...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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Life

A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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Paper Piecing Tip
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Life, QuiltCon 2018

Thursday Things

I have been paper piecing a lot recently. I designed a block that uses paper piecing (my first design using the technique) that you'll see in April, and the quilt I am working on this week uses paper piecing. I thought I'd share the paper piecing tip or strategy that I came up with this week that has made...

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Me and Angela Walters
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QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015: Lectures and Workshops

Another aspect of QuiltCon are all the learning and hands-on opportunities available through lectures and workshops. I took lots of notes, and I thought I would pass on what I learned in the lectures and write a review of the workshop I attended. Lecture: "Publishing Your Work: Panel Discussion" The first lecture that I attended at QuiltCon was a panel discussion moderated...

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Afton @Quilting Mod, Daisy @Ants to Sugar, Me, Anne @Hudson Valley Quilts, Kitty @Night Quilter
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QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015: People

The biggest reason I was excited to attend QuiltCon was to meet online friends in real life. I attended QuiltCon in 2013, but I was not a blogger at the time. It was an excellent experience, and you can check out my post about QuiltCon 2013. Now that I have been blogging and building relationships with quilters around the...

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Bye Bye, Texas
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QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015: Travel

I am so happy to be home. QuiltCon was a lot of things: amazing, exciting, fun, and honestly a bit overwhelming. Nothing beats my own bed, my two boys (my husband and cat), and I am really looking forward to getting back to my sewing machine. I am going to break down my thoughts and posts about QuiltCon a...

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Orange Carolyn Friedlander Amazingness
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Quilts

Sunday Stash: QuiltCon!

One of my goals for fabric shopping at QuiltCon was to find fabrics to use in a baby quilt for my cousin. My mother and I will be collaborating on the quilt together, and she has chosen to use my Tessellated Leaves pattern to piece together the quilt top! The nursery colors are peach, teal, and white, and this...

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QuiltCon 2015
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Life, MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild), QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015 Registration

I knew that registering for the Modern Quilt Guild's upcoming mega awesome and exciting QuiltCon 2015 was going to be an interesting process with plenty of life lessons in patience. I was basing this assumption on how quickly the hotel rooms sold out for the event earlier this year (a whole year in advance!). With that in mind, I carefully...

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