I had been looking soooo forward to it....woke up Friday morning at 3:00 am....
sore throat, feeling rather crappy ! Going anyhow !
2 car loads of us drove to Leander, Texas and got on the Austin MetroRail to downtown.
It dropped us off right in the door of the Austin Convention Center.
My first time to ever ride a train !....To my first ever modern quilt show !
I'll just show you a couple of my favorite quilts. QuiltCon quilts will probably be posted all over the internet for a while so you'll get to see what was there without me showing you all of my pictures.
It was probably my favorite of all. I sat in on one of her lectures about curved piecing and learned several tips that make it easy. I missed her new book signing (waiting to be seated at a Mexican restaurant) so I'll have to order one, not because I have plans to make a double wedding ring any time soon,I just really like her style.
Loved this one !
Forgot to take a picture of who made it.
I found the owner of this quilt while reading blogs: The Quilting Edge
2 pillows tied together here. They are made from blocks I didn't use in a row by row mystery challenge we had. The pattern is from Lori Holt's Quilty Barn Along
This Radical Rooster pillow is for a guild challenge due this month. Last October we were told to bring a magazine to the next meeting....then, in November, numbers from 1-200 were put in a hat....each person drew a number....then you turned to that page number in your magazine. What ever picture was on that page was your inspiration to create ....something.
I made some more CPS bags. Wemake CPS bags (Child Protective Service) that are given to the local CPS office for distribution to children taken into custody. Children of all ages use the bags for their personal possessions.
Our guild sends these to our local hospital for distribution to low income families.
When I said some of the fabrics are 15 years old, these are those. The flannel purse fabric is new, I'm using it for backing. got it at JoAnn's - on sale - $2.97. Cute huh ?
The dinosaur fabric is from a quilt I made my oldest granddaughter when she was 2,
she's now 17 .
I've gotten 7 pieced baby quilts made for the hospital, they aren't quilted yet, maybe I'll be able to get that done this weekend.
Sometimes, just sitting down and sewing squares together is sew therapeutic !
The pink and white ticking was a dress my daughter bought the county fair in Fredricksburg, Texas in 1988 ! I decided it was time for it to go.
I made these little bags to hold mystery fabric for a challenge I will present to my guild sisters next Tuesday. My friend Debb Kratovil sent me 8 yards of fabric she had, and I decided to pay it forward and use it for the challenge. I cut the 8 yards into 8, fat eighth bundles. Everyone who would like to participate can put their name in the pot, but only 8 people's names will be drawn.
Debby has graciously consented to choosing the top 3 projects.
I have been working on putting together some good prizes. I tried to get donations from Oliso, Rowenta, Warm & Natural, Hancocks of Paducah, Brother, Fat Quarter Shop, Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and Missouri Star Quilt Company.
The only ones who came through were the 3 in red. All 3 have wonderful reps who are more than willing to work with you !
I've also been catching up on The Women of the Bible blocks. These are 15" blocks.
These are 12". I'm using Edyta Sitar's fabric.....LOVE< LOVE< LOVE !
Until next time...Adios, God bless you