Wednesday, March 01, 2017

QuiltCon Recap & Recovery

I was pretty absent here on the blog all last month and I feel like I'm playing a game of continual catch-up but my time spent at QuiltCon last weekend was just what I needed to recharge my creative battery.

I was fortunate enough to take 2 classes during my 3-day attendance. One was a color theory class with Lee Chappell Monroe and the other was a free-motion impact quilting class with Christina Cameli. I had so much fun in both classes and learned some new tips and tricks that I look forward to incorporating into my sewing.

I also spent some time manning our Quilts for Pulse exhibit. It was so wonderful to talk with so many people who contributed quilt blocks or entire quilts to our effort. I even managed to find several quilts for people in the almost 1700 that we had pictured!

A group photo of the members of the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild who were in attendance at QuiltCon.
But the best thing about the weekend was being able to connect with so many of my online friends from all around the country. People that I've known online for the last 3 years or so, that I've come to call friends, even though we've never met in person... until now!

 


 


It was such an amazing, fun, and exhausting weekend! I came back home with lots of free goodies, a few small trinkets, and a long arm.

12 comments:

  1. sounds like a great weekend and good o read so many quilts were made for the Pulse cause. How good to meet Christa I have 2 of her books bought step by step free motion quilting on friday it looks so good and hopefully will be a help to me and my quilting

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  2. Always fun to meet our "virtual friends." Rumor is that QuiltCon comes to Nashville in 2019 so perhaps we'll meet then! I like the way you slipped in "I got a longarm."

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  3. I'm so glad you came home recharged and inspired. And it was so lovely to get to meet you and hug you in real life. I hope we bump into one another soon - and perhaps when I have had more sleep (haha)!

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  4. Sounds like a good time! I'm so excited to hear about the longarm! Actually, I want to hear more :)

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  5. Haha...and a longarm! Nice!
    What fun to be able to meet so many members of the online quilting community.

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  6. A few trinkets and ..... a long arm??! Wow! I can't wait to hear more about that. So glad you enjoyed the trip.

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  7. It is so heartening to me seeing all of the young women involved in quilting. I so thought sewing was a lost art and now I've been proven wrong. Hurrah for you getting a long arm!

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  8. Oooohhh, I like the way you just quietly announced you bought a longarm. Awesome! Glad you had a good time. I'm hoping to make the QuiltCon journey one of these years.

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  9. Sorry I missed you Diana. I saw you across the room a couple of times but never caught up with you.

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  10. How great that you got to meet so many people!
    Absent? Constantly playing catch-up? I hear you!
    I almost missed the long-arm reference. I can see you having lots of fun with that. I bet that didn't fit in your suitcase!

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  11. Oh it sounds wonderful!! How did the longarm fit in your luggage?!!!

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  12. What an awesome week in Savannah, huh? Meeting so many social-media friends in person was the best. I keep trying to explain the experience to friends at home, and unless you've connected with people around the world as you and I have, it's hard to understand. I don't think I can swing Pasadena next year, so I'm already awaiting Nashville 2019! : )

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