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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Quilt Con 2015


So, I'm going to Quilt Con tomorrow! 
It's only an hour away,
so WHY NOT?



CraftyDaughter is humoring her mom once again
and taking the day off
to accompany me.
How lucky am I?

Bless her heart!  It's either nature or quilting.
The poor girl doesn't have a chance!

I'm not a modern quilter
by any stretch of the imagination,
so it will be fun to
broaden my horizons
and get a few lessons in thinking outside the box.



The above picture is my whole modern quilting repertoire!
A wonderful cushion top designed by
Scrapmaster (Linda)
and published last fall in 
the Quilter's Connection magazine for Candadian quilters.
(Yeah, it's still hanging on the wall
waiting to be turned into a pllow!

It seems to me that
Modern Quilting is as much about the FMQ magic
that has been performed on these unique quilts
as the quilt pattern designs themselves.
New to FMQ, I am looking forward to observing this art form
up close and personal.

There's no telling
who I'll meet!
I'm pretty excited!


26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The Quilt Con sounds like a fun time for you and your daughter.. I would love to see some of the exhibits myself.. Enjoy your day..

Terry said...

I like your little modern quilt! Have fun! :0)

Judy said...

Oh, lucky you!! Have a great time and take lots of photos to share?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

let us know what it is like - I am not a modern quilter either but would love to hear your opinions on it.

TexWisGirl said...

your sweet daughter... :)

Carol said...

I really like your little modern quilt! Have fun at Quilt Con!

Karen Ackva said...

I'm excited for you! And turn that piece into a pillow or bag or something! I love it! Have fun!

Sheila said...

Oh lucky you , wish I was there with you , I am not a modern quilter either but sure love to see them :-) Have lots of fun and take pictures if permitted :-)

Raewyn said...

Hope you enjoy the show Karen - while I'm not a modern quilter either I do appreciate them and like to see what people get up to - and love seeing the quilting that is done on them! Your modern piece is very cute - maybe you will be motivated after the show to sew it up!

Lynn said...

Have fun! Sounds exciting. I'll look forward to a post telling us all about it?

Lesley said...

Oh my golly....I am so jealous! I have yet to make anything too modern, but I love seeing the modern quilts and getting inspired! I know we can count on you to take some pictures, right? Have a super time!

Fiona said...

have fun at QuiltCon... I do like your modern quilttobecomeacushion....
Hugz

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Have fun dear Karen! Your mini modern quilt is so beautiful!
Hugs, Deborah

Lin said...

Hope you have a great day out. xx

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Oh I'm so jealous you're going to Quilt Con. I live just 2 hours from there and would have loved to meet up with you. But sadly I'm in the frozen tundra of Illinois headed back to warm and sunny Texas to meet the moving truck. Love the modern quilt too! You're gonna love Quilt Con. Have fun and enjoy!

Just Ramblin' said...

Sounds like lots of fun especially since you'll be with your sweet daughter. Hope you take lots of pictures and post them. Nola

Di said...

Ooh, I would love to be going with you. Your little WIP is gorgeous! Perhaps after your visit to Quiltcon you'll be inspired to finish it! :-)

Lorna McMahon said...

How exciting! Hope you are having a wonderful time. It's always a pleasure to see what others are making. How nice to see those projects up close and in detail. Hope you meet some really fun people who share your interest!

Sondra said...

I know you will be inspired to create something awesome from your trip to the Quilt Con! The perfect way to spend Mother Daughter time!! Enjoy!

Barb said...

Oh man, I wish I still lived in San Antonio....love the modern quilting

Allie said...

Well how fun - pictures please!!!

Karen said...

I hope you had a good time. I am waiting to hear about it.

Vickie said...

I was at QuiltCon Friday ! Darn ! But I really don't know what you look like. I was standing in line at the Kona booth waiting to play a game and a thin woman with long wavy hair in a terra cotta colored shirt was looking at the color cards. Had her jacket tied around her waist....please don't tell me that was you and we were that close and never knew it !

Linda said...

Can't wait to hear about your experience at QuiltCon. Thanks for the shout-out. Your FMQ is wonderful.

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Love the pillow! It looks great! Hope you had a great time at QuiltCon :) Can't wait to hear about it :)

Carrie P. said...

I would go if it was only an hour away too.