The much anticipated QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, TX has come and gone. A gathering of anyone and everyone interested in modern quilting. I did not attend the event but a ton of my quilty friends did and I followed the happenings vicariously through their IG feed. You can look at the pics on Instagram by searching for #quiltcon. Everyone seemed to have had a fun time!
I had my quilt 'An Ode to the Past' hanging at the show. After seeing all the quilts selected for the show I felt humbled and honored to have one of my own creations in presence of such greatness. I was hoping someone would take a picture of it for me to see. I was not disappointed. My dear friend Jess from Quilty Habit was the first one to send me a picture via IG and then my new found friend Debbie at A Quilter's Table sent me these amazing hi-res images of it hanging at the show. Thank you both, you're the best!!! Totally made my week.
On another note I was part of the group that took first place in the bee quilt category. This was started by a bunch of us at the Mid-Atlantic Mod quilting retreat. I went back and collected the pictures from the IG feed to give an overview of how the quilt progressed during the retreat. It is interesting to see it taking shape from just a few blocks here and there.
It's such a special relationship you share with everyone that contributed to it. This was one of the quilt tops that was actually completed at the retreat. Look at Rose, absolutely ecstatic over winning it! Oh well, all's well that ends well.
Here is a look at the quilt in all it's glory.