I loved this little quilt. It is funny to me that in a place with so many quilts – this captured my imagination. The fussy cutting and teeny tiny piecing just makes my heart sing. I am sure the class that I took with Debbie Grifka (read more about it here) made me realize what an accomplishment this is – and my deep admiration for doing something 100 days in a row. I digress.
I spent a lot of time looking at quilts – these are not all – but these are among the favorites I saw. I decided not to take pictures of the winners – but quilts that struck me. The aisles were awfully crowded so I even gave up on that after awhile, there really was so much to take in. Thinking next time (and I hope I do go in 2020 or 2021) I would do a more divide and conquer approach. Take the days and 2 hours for the show each day and divide the rows – so that I do a section or two each day and that is it. I hope future shows use more space between the aisles, it is just not enough.
Classes, Lectures and Comments:
- Season Evans : How to Quilt Minimalist Quilts (3 hours) I was a little unsure of this class but I learned a lot. Season began with an introduction to a few styles that work on minimalist quilts. Our exercises were to do 2 on her quilt an 2 on our own quilt – pencil and tracing paper. It was really helpful and I know you will see more of it in my quilting.
- Christina Cameli: Free Form Quilting (3 hours). Take her class, any, if you get a chance. She has a great style and great techniques. I am not so free form with my quilting, but she brought it out in me. One of her quilts at the show illustrated a lot of what she taught in the class. Check it out here. Also, a new Blueprint class, which I am definitely taking. It will reinforce what I did at QuiltCon – always a good thing.
- Elizabeth Townsend Gard: Quilting and IP: It’s Not What You Think (1 hour). Lots of great information in this one hour lecture. Listen to her when you get a chance if you are a designer. Watch for her book or listen to her podcast – you will learn a lot.
- Daisy Aschehoug: Technology in Quilt Design (1 hour). Daisy mentioned a lot of great tools. Only wish there was more time to delve into a few new ones I with which I was unfamiliar. More homework….for me. I’ll let you know if I find some that are interesting. I do need to up my game with a drawing app/program.
- Debbie Grifka: Everyday Creativity (3 hours). You can see what I thought about this in an entry a few days ago – here.
I really enjoyed Quilt Con and think I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I will go again – just not sure if 2020 0r 2021. I’ll let you know. Meanwhile – the things I would do differently are: only one night class, maybe one free day entirely, maybe stay through Sunday, and volunteer. So go if you can – its a lot of fun and so many things you learn.
WINNERS!!!THANK YOU to all who commented during my giveaways. My giveaways were sent on Friday, Karen T, Bernie K, and Kathy L won and should be getting there FQs and a few little things soon. I haven’t decided on the next, but it is coming.