Friday, February 18, 2022

Watching QuiltCon from Home / Beauties Pageant 163

Hello? Is anyone out there reading blogs this week? Social media has me convinced that the entire modern quilting world is in Arizona without me. : /

QuiltCon is happening in Phoenix, like, right now. The show is open, and in-person workshops are taking place. Prize winners, if you havent heard, were announced on Wednesday. (You can see the full list of winners on the QuiltCon website.)

I dont have any quilts in the show this year, but a few of my quilts have hung at past QuiltCons, in Savannah (2017), Nashville (2019), and Austin (2020).

Heres the roundup ...

Mix and Mingle appeared at QuiltCon Savannah. There was a nine-patch challenge that year, so I made a huge one and then cut it up and sewed it back together. Because this was my first show submission and it was accepted and I traveled to Savannah, Mix and Mingle has a special place in my heart.

Circa 1870 showed at QuiltCon Nashville, the most recent QuiltCon I attended. I love this beauty and the backing fabric that inspired the palette. I have had many requests to write a pattern for this design, but making it requires many Y-seams. (Enough said.)

47XY+21 hung at the same time as Circa 1870. I have the privilege of raising a son with Down syndrome, and 47XY+21 is about that parenting journey. World Down Syndrome Day is next month, so I think Ill post more about that projectand what I, as the maker, got out of creating itin the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can read about my amazing son here.

Love Boldly, the design behind last weeks mini quilts, showed at QuiltCon Austin. I wasnt able to attend the conference that year, so I took special delight in this picture, which Quilt Pattern Mart Founder Heather Kinion took of the show floor. Those hearts are so big and bright, you can pick them out from the sea of quilts! 


You can read the original post about Love Boldy here. Info about the pattern is available here.

What is your take on quilt shows? Do you attend them? Do you submit your projects to them? Tell us about it in the comments.

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  1. I have not had a quilt hang in a show yet, though I've only submitted two, so maybe that's not a surprise :) I dream of going to QuiltCon someday, but for now I'm watching jealously from home.

  2. Your Mix and Mingle quilt is so beautiful!

  3. I'm home! Long weekend here. I have never submitted a quilt to a show and I'm not sure I ever will--I don't want to take the fun out of my makings.

  4. Ha, I have the same feeling! Especially since I originally planned to go, makes it extra "turture". I saw your quilt last year :)

  5. Hi Michelle, congrats on your quilts being accepted in past QuiltCon. I've only attended a few large quilt shows and I must say that they were all totally overwhelming. I would love to submit a quilt but I'm not there yet....maybe one day.

  6. Thanks for the link! I was only 2 hours away this year but had company. Would have loved to attend. I do like your Mix and Mingle best!


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