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…
Here’s the first picture I took…the convention hall and all the quilts on display
This is Matthew Boudreaux – known as @MisterDomestic on IG…he’s a great quilter and has the most infectious personality!
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! lol
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.
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!!
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!
And of course I had to get a pic!! (still not so good a that ‘selfie’ thing!)
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.
These next three quilts didn’t win any awards – I just liked them
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!
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
Ok, this post is long enough…thanks for reading this far…ttfn!