|Handmade ribbons awarded to quilts at QuiltCon|
|Jay McCarroll drafts a pattern|
|Jaime and Jay with finished Patchwork Skirt|
|Malka used a potato masher fro this pattern!|
Everything from veggies to cardboard to kitchen tools like potato mashers can be used to print pattern on fabrics!
On day two, Amber and I were lucky enough to take Improvisational Patchwork with Denyse Schmidt together. This class was so inspiring! We sewed as fast as we could and by the end we each had enough improv blocks for about half a queen quilt top - we're almost there!
Denyse was a fantastic teacher and took time to give everyone some critique and encouraging words. All the class put our blocks up onto boards to view and discuss after each round of quilting - it was a great way to spend a day sewing.
Denyse also had about a dozen of her quilts on display at the QuiltCon exhibit. It was so amazing to see all of these works in person.
|Some close ups of Denyse Schmidt Quilts and a view of several of her quilts on display.|
|This is the quilt Denyse actually uses on her bed! ♥|
There were tons of people at QuiltCon! Quilters, bloggers, designers, everyone! We ran into quite a few friendly faces while we were in Austin including Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Patterns and Design. I happened to be wearing my Amelia dress designed by Green Bee so of course we had to have a photo.
|Jaime and Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Patterns and Design|
|Jaime's practice block prints from Lotta Jansdotter's class|
|Jaime and Lotta Jansdotter|
Amber's day three class was Improv Round Robin with Sherri Lynn Wood. In this amazing fast-paced class, each person started a quilt top and then at a certain point everyone in class passed their quilt along for another person to work on.
|Some of the quilts from the Improv Round Robin class. Amber started the top left quilt, but many hands made all of these!|
By the end, nine folks had worked on each quilt, and it was so interesting to see how the quilt evolved as each person added to it.
And now for your viewing pleasure are some of our favorite quilts from QuiltCon!
|Victoria Findlay Wolfe - Grand Prize Winning Quilt!|
|Thomas Knauer | Latifah Saafir|
We can't wait for next year, I hope you can all go!