Friday, February 24, 2023

Greetings from QuiltCon Atlanta / Beauties Pageant 207

I left the stormy, cold weather of Massachusetts on Thursday and am now hanging out with a few thousand quilty friends in Atlanta, at QuiltCon. It has been four years since I last was able to attend this event, and I was overdue. Truly, no other quilt show is quite like QuiltCon.

If you are also in Atlanta, come see me at the Quilt Pattern Mart booth (#2315), along with my Set to Spin quilt and my ombre Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt. In fact, QuiltCon attendees who visit the QPM booth can download instructions for the small throw size of Set to Spin for free! (It has been released as a full pattern here.)

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, which I also had the luxury of attending. 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. You can read about my amazing son here.

Love Boldly showed at QuiltCon Austin and has since been released as a full pattern. 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 that 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. Enjoy your time at Quilt Con! Happy stitching!

  2. Your 9-patch Mix & Mingle is very clever!!! I'll be interested in hearing your report on QC. I'd love to go myself someday.

  3. enjoy the show - a lot of people started back to show last year and I will go to one this spring - I just go to enjoy looking at the quilts and seeing what the vendors have - anything new? I do not enter my quilts I am not interested in that part and would find it stressful to try to make a quilt to the perfect standards needed.

  4. Well done with your amazing quilt entries! What a thrill that they were accepted. Have fun in Atlanta!

  5. I hope you are having a great time in Atlanta. I enjoy submitting quilts for consideration to the show and look forward to the next time I can attend.

  6. I hope you are having the best time! I love quilt shows, but I seldom enter. But I do love all the eye candy!

  7. It was sooooo nice meeting you! xo


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