QuiltCon Recap #1: Arita
I have been back a week now and still processing the events of QuiltCon. I was late in registering for workshops so I decided to volunteer at the event and I’m glad I did. It was a busy time and got to meet some great people from all over.
On Wednesday afternoon I helped hang the quilts that were donated to the Austin Children’s Shelter and the Denyse Schmidt Special Display.
On the second day I was helping out the registration desk. Everyone was excited to be at QuiltCon, especially if they got one of the goody bags (as a Super Volunteer, I was lucky enough to get one). My team leader was Ellen Rushman; she has written a thesis on Modern quilting and you can read about it here.
The third day was a full day workshop helping Malka Dubrawsky with fabric dyeing. I got to learn her process of using vegetables and other tools for designing her fabrics.
During the class I saw a woman wearing a pin and it looked like she had a picture of a pin cushion I had made. Sure enough it was Mary from Kansas City who had received my cushion when we had done the swap. How cool was that! Here we are together:
The next two days I got to enjoy the conference and show; I took two workshops one with Yoshiko Jinzenji working with sheer fabrics and the other one with Jacquie Gering. Both wonderful women and I hope to have some completed projects for show and tell soon!
Yoshiko and I
The quilts were a big part of the conference; I loved many of the quilts and it’s hard to pick a favourite. One technique I want to try is a pixelated quilt.
And of course you can’t go to quilt show without adding to your stash and I did a pretty good job of that! I’m already looking forward to QuiltCon 2015.