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.

DSC02425Pinning a sleeve onto a Denyse Schmidt quilt with Rose who is an Austin Quilter and has family in Burnaby and Langley

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.

Volunteering at registration desk with Ellen.

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.  

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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:

Mary and I

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!
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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.

One of my favourites at Quiltcon!Don’t Blink by Caro Sheridan placed 3rd in the “Piecing – Large” category

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.

4 responses to “QuiltCon Recap #1: Arita

  1. Wow Arita what a great time you had – loved hearing abut your adventure

  2. Sounds like you had a great time out there. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to hearing everyone’s stories from the show.

  3. Thanks for sharing Arita! I’m very much looking forward to 2015 myself!

  4. Arita, thanks for sharing your experiences, I’m sorry I didn’t even see you until the last day, but I can see why…you were tremendously busy!