Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Post QuiltCon - Home Again!

Me and my quilt hanging at QuiltCon in the Austin Convention Center!
 I am back from QuiltCon and mostly caught up on sleep and laundry.  I had a great time and met lots of great people!

My quilt didn't win any awards, but I got to wear this cute ribbon that let people know that I had a quilt in the show.

My roommate also had a quilt in the show and we enjoyed the recognition from the vendors and other  attendees.

Since we were kind of last minute registrations, we didn't get into any workshops, but we attended some fabulous lectures by Amy Butler, David Butler, Heather Ross, Thomas Knauer, Denyse Schmidt and many other very interesting presenters. 

The only fabric that I bought was a mini charm pack of shot cotton, but I brought home several yards of free fabric from vendors in the form of charm packs, mini charms, fat quarters and even some yardage that was used to skirt a table in a vendor booth. (one of the perks of helping to tear down the show!)

I will have to figure up exactly how much I got, so I can add it to my stash record. 
I left town just before a big winter storm that dumped about 12" of snow at my house and returned just hours before the second storm that dropped another 10" or so. When I woke up on Tuesday, it was a winter wonderland!  I haven't seen such a beautiful snow in many years!

A view across the back yards in the neighborhood. 

I also haven't shoveled snow in many years. It has made me newly aware of my age and lack of physical conditioning! 

I think quilting is a much safer activity!

I can hardly wait  to get back to my sewing machine.  

I have been soaking up so much inspiration and now I need to see how it will 'inform my work'! (which is serious artist talk used completely tongue in cheek!)


Gaynell said...

Glad you enjoyed your time! Loved seeing your pictures..and watching you shovel snow!

Sharon M said...

Your quilt looks so nice hanging there. That button would attract attention. Show us your stash you collected there! Glad you got home in spite of the snow.

Iron Needles said...

Glad you are home safe and that you had a good time. And also that you are playing scrabble again!

Zany Quilter said...

Thanks for taking our quilt to the show! You look great in front of it... ;-)

ChristaQuilts said...

Congrats! Because of seeing that quilt at QuiltCon I joined the Las Vegas Modern Quild Guild so thanks!