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July 6, 2020
Save the Date: QuiltCon Together Registration Opens July 15 from Christa Quilts

I’m so excited to be a part of this! The Modern Quilt Guild took early steps to reimagine QuiltCon as a virtual event February 18–22, 2021, and it’s going to be great!

QuiltCon Together 2021

I think that more people will actually get to participate this way. I love that The MQG made lemonade out of lemons! I’ll miss seeing everyone in person, but this is the next best thing!

I didn’t originally apply to teach for QuiltCon 2021 because we were supposed to be out of the country. But of course the pandemic changed all that.

 

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June 5, 2020
Words We Need from Gwen's Quilts

The QuiltCon Charity Challenge is one of the Modern Quilt Guild‘s largest-scale charity projects. Guilds and individual member groups create quilts according to challenge guidelines and after they are displayed at QuiltCon they are donated to the group’s charity of choice. For the 2020 show, groups were challenged to create quilts using text with a palette of grayscale. The vast majority of the quilts incorporated words of encouragement, hope and inspiration. Words we need right now. So I will share these quilts with you in the hopes they will lift you up, bring a smile, and remind you ...

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Words We Need from Essie's Quilts

The QuiltCon Charity Challenge is one of the Modern Quilt Guild‘s largest-scale charity projects. Guilds and individual member groups create quilts according to challenge guidelines and after they are displayed at QuiltCon they are donated to the group’s charity of choice. For the 2020 show, groups were challenged to create quilts using text with a palette of grayscale. The vast majority of the quilts incorporated words of encouragement, hope and inspiration. Words we need right now. So I will share these quilts with you in the hopes they will lift you up, bring a smile, and remind you ...

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May 31, 2020
100 days of bojagi from Ellyn's Place

It's been 100 days since Quiltcon 2020 in Austin. 100 days since we hugged new and old friends, stood in lines (close together!), ate tacos in crowded restaurants, chatted with vendors with no masks and thought nothing of it. 100 days since I sat in a classroom at the convention center with new and old friends and learned to do Korean Bojagi from Daisy Aschehoug.


Daisy is a warm, kind, bubbly human who currently lives in Norway (yes, she flew across the ocean to teach us, another thing people could do way back in February). She's an awesome ...

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May 28, 2020
Neapolitan Evolution from Ellyn's Place

clearly a bit windy to shoot photos today
Today I have a quilt finish to share with you! This quilt has had many lives, and is finally to the point where I actually like it and can call it DONE! Let me start at the beginning.....

In November of 2018, some friends and I took a class from Sherri Lynn Wood, hosted by the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild. The class was color exploration, using improv strip sets. When the day was over, one of my large strip sets looked like this...
Now, these are NOT colors I am drawn to ...

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April 13, 2020
Positively Spring from Ellyn's Place

My friend Jayne, from Twiggy and Opal, recently designed a beautiful table runner for Modern by the Yard called Positively  Spring. When she posted her second version, made exclusively in Peppered Cottons, I fell instantly in love and knew I needed to make one too!

I have to back this up a bit and tell you a story..... more than a year ago, at Quiltcon 2019 in Nashville, Jayne and I finally got to meet face to face. We had a great time chatting and getting to know each other better. On the final day, Sunday, I was sitting on ...

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March 9, 2020
learning something new from Ellyn's Place

I've always been that girl who tries every new hobby she comes across. Some of them stick for life (quilting, weaving, embroidery) others are a fail for me (painting, knitting) but hey, I tried! Quiltcon classes are an excellent opportunity for me to learn something new. This year's adventure? Korean Bojagi. What's that, you ask? Great question. I'll be honest, when I signed up for the class with Daisy Aschehoug I didn't have a clue. I only knew that it was being held in the hand sewing room so it had to be good, right ...

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March 1, 2020
TexFestDos and QuiltCon from With Strings Attached

The Magpies flocked together in Texas last week for our biennial in-person meet up (called TexFestDos because we had TexFest in 2016).  QuiltCon was in Austin. Our hostesses live in San Marcos and New Braunfels. They provided both quilty inspiration and hospitality.

Most of us arrived on Wednesday, either to San Antonio or Austin (that was Anna and me).

Carla and Gary's ca. 1900 farmhouse southeast of San Marcos was our central meeting place.

There were 16 of us from Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Illinois (two), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, California, British Columbia, and Texas (five). Two friends from Colorado ...

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QuiltCon Charity Quilt 2020 from I Patch and Quilt

Last September I had the opportunity to help put together blocks for the second QuiltCon Charity Quilt by the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild of which I am a member. We were each asked to put 5 blocks together of 4 different letters and a ‘space’. The letters form the words BLACK and WHITE in various languages.

I was assigned the letters B, S, L, and U and a ‘space’ to fill with a random geometric pattern . I drafted a foundation paper piecing pattern for some of the blocks. I stitched the little piece of paper with the info what the ...

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My First Quiltcon from Sew Preeti Quilts

I was going to write a short description with a few pictures from Quiltcon. Or so I thought.
But Quiltcon exceeded all my expectations and it therefore deserves a full post of its own.

Sunday at Quiltcon

I dropped off the completed flimsies at the collection point next to registration.  The blocks were overflowing from the table, when I handed her my contribution.
Woman 1 - How are they going to take everything back?
Woman 2 - It is a good problem to have.

I silently wished there wasn't a need for these blocks/quilts.


Let the eye candy begin.  I ...

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February 26, 2020
Quiltcon2020 Minimalist Design from Jan's Quilts


This is Bob!  I love Bob.  He received the People's Choice Award.









So many great entries.  I love this category.  It was really hard to choose which one's to post!
May your bobbins always be full,

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Quiltcon2020 Applique from Jan's Quilts















These are my faves from the Applique category. Applique isn't my "jam", but these are outstanding.
May your bobbins always be full,

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February 24, 2020
Quiltcon Miniquilt swap from Ellyn's Place

Hello Friends! Here I am fresh out of the car from Quiltcon..... laundry going and ready for a nap. Seriously. This was the most exhausting, crazy fun weekend I've spent in a long long time. There is much to process and share, but today I thought I'd talk a bit about the mini quilt swap, which I entered for the fourth time this year. And look at this incredible beauty I brought home with me....

Tish from Toronto made this for me and boy did she hit the nail on the head! I love it so much. And ...

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The QuiltCon 2020 Recap from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome, Quilters! We’ve spent the last few days QuiltCon 2020 and we want to share with you just a few of the hundreds of quilts we saw. We were proud to sponsor this amazing experience that celebrates creativity, beauty and innovation in quilting.

Staff Favorites

Our staffers enjoyed all the QuiltCon festivities and had the hard task of choosing their favorite quilts. Let us know in the comments which one is your favorite too!

Kimberly’s favorite quilt is Sakura Breeze by Lorena Uriarte. The quilt is full of beautiful pink fabrics that caught Kimberly’s eye quickly! Lorena ...

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February 21, 2020
Fat Quarter Shop is at QuiltCon 2020 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hey there, Quilters! We’re at QuiltCon 2020 this year and we’re covering all the quilty fun on the blog sew you don’t miss out. Thousands of quilters and hundreds of vendors gather to shop, take classes and admire beautiful quilts for a weekend of fun!

QuiltCon is happening in our own backyard this year! The Modern Quilt Guild brought it back to Austin, Texas, this year after hosting the conference in other places around the U.S. Four days of quilt exhibits, workshops and lectures run from Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23! If you’re ...

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February 19, 2020
Ekman’s Arrows Quilt Pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m pleased to introduce the third quilt I have hanging in this year’s QuiltCon, which is Ekman’s Arrows! The pattern for this quilt is in this year’s edition of QuiltCon Magazine.

This design is inspired by an oceanographic phenomenon known as the Ekman Spiral or Ekman Transport, after Swedish oceanographer Vagn Walfrid Ekman. When the wind blows across the ocean, the surface water moves at a 45-degree angle to the wind, and each successively deeper layer of water moves at a greater angle, but more slowly (due to friction), than the surface. As you descend down ...

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February 5, 2020
Come See Me (and my Quilts) at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas! from Christa Quilts

QuiltCon, put on by The Modern Quilt Guild is absolutely my favorite quilting event to attend! It’s taking place this year in Austin, Texas February 20-23 and I can’t wait!!

QuiltCon 2020

The first modern quilt show and conference took place back in 2013 and I’ve attended each and everyone one since. It’s a can’t miss event for me and this year I’m especially thrilled to taking classes, doing some meet’n greet events, and sharing my quilts on the show floor and in several vendor’s booths.

Meet ‘n Greets on Friday and Saturday

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January 7, 2020
McKinney Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon charity quilt from Ellyn's Place

Hi again! Leave it to me to disappear for 3 months and then post 2 days in a row. I just wanted to let you know I have a blog post up on the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild blog with the story behind our charity quilt for QuiltCon next month. I'm super proud of this quilt and the guild members who had a hand in creating it.


I encourage you to hop on over here and read the full story! Happy Tuesday friends.

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December 29, 2019
Best of 2019 party from Sew Sunshine

I decided to link up with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs for the Best of 2019 party. I had a small progress year as far as quantity but feel I did pretty good in the quality end.  Several of my quilts won ribbons at the fair and my first quilt got accepted into QuiltCon. 

Here are some of the top viewed quilts:

I admit that I love them all and for different reasons. 

Sunset Strip was another favorite. I really liked how this one turned out. 


and lastly "Path Interrupted". This one has been in my mind as part of ...

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December 14, 2019
Essai pour le Quiltcon from Atelier de Cocopatch

Bonjour à toutes, Je suis adhérente à la Modern Quilt Guilde aux USA. Tous les ans, elle organise des expositions (Quiltcon) avec des challenges et des cours donnés par des artistes. En 2020, l’exposition se tiendra en février à Austin au Texas. Pour cet événement, nous pouvons concourir sur plusieurs catégories. J’ai essayé de participer … Continuer de lire Essai pour le Quiltcon

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