A Couple of Days Late

If you follow me on Instagram (@Sharon1216) you may already know why I’m late with my post… if not, I’ll just say QUILTCON!!

I was so thrilled to get to go to this convention in Savannah, GA. Most of my quilts lean toward the Modern aesthetic and I favor most of the modern fabric lines so I knew attending this convention would be loads of fun.  I was also anxious to meet several of the quilting friends I’ve met online…and boy was I NOT disappointed 🙂

I didn’t take near as many pictures as I thought I would but I got the most important ones…

I got my credentials…

20170224_095252.jpg

Here’s the first picture I took…the convention hall and all the quilts on display20170223_160332.jpg

This is Matthew Boudreaux – known as @MisterDomestic on IG…he’s a great quilter and has the most infectious personality!img_20170224_100557.jpg

As I started to make my way through the vendor booths…who do I spot? Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!! I was seriously ‘fan-girling’…she couldn’t have been any nicer and I was surprised by how tall she is, I’d say almost 6ft, she doesn’t look that tall in all her videos! lol20170224_105043.jpg

On Friday I met up with Sarah from “Confessions of a Fabric Addict” or @fabricaddictquilts on IG. I’ve been following her for more than a year and have participated in several QAL’s and charity projects.

20170224_120501.jpg

Next up I visited the display for #QuiltsForPulse organized by Alissa Lapinsky. They had setup a room made out of corrugate and pinned all the photos of the quilts donated or made by the Orlando MQG. I had no hopes of finding my quilt but somehow I spotted on the first wall I checked!! 20170225_121608.jpg

On Saturday we had a meetup for all the folks that were at QuiltCon who participated and Alissa made a little speech – she got emotional which made the rest of us do the same!20170225_124015.jpg

And of course I had to get a pic!! (still not so good a that ‘selfie’ thing!)20170225_124546.jpg

What follows are pictures of some of my favorite quilts on display:

This quilt won Best In Show – it was stunning! I wish I had snapped a photo of the display card…but duh! I forgot. It was all paper pieced and was 98″ square – her inspiration was a princess cut diamond.

20170224_140831.jpg

These next three quilts didn’t win any awards – I just liked them

20170224_140546.jpg20170224_143551.jpg20170225_115824.jpg

This next quilt was the one I voted for as People’s Choice but it didn’t win 😦  The quilting on this was just AMAZING…I’m sure I didn’t capture it very well – this is one of those you just have to see in person…WOW!

20170225_121100.jpg20170225_120933.jpg20170225_121033.jpg

And lastly, I did get a little bit of sewing done while I was there – Yes, I took my machine!! I wanted to get two quilts quilted…but I only got about halfway through one. Here’s a shot of the middle

20170224_202322.jpg

Ok, this post is long enough…thanks for reading this far…ttfn!

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “A Couple of Days Late

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s