Wednesday, February 27

QuiltCon was amazing!

QuiltCon was an incredible 20 hour trip for me.  I started the day leaving the house at 4:15 am, drove to downtown Dallas, caught a shuttle to Austin at 5:40 and arrived in downtown Austin by 9am.

I met up with Ruthie & family and we headed to the Austin Convention Center.


It was great to meet Ruthie in person, (she's the gal I met doing swaps). We hung out at QuiltCon all day, visiting booths, sitting in on seminars, and even managed a little shopping. 

Once we checked in and got in the door, it was amazing seeing all the booths from the different fabric vendors.  First we stopped by the Spoonflower Booth.  They had a cute backdrop for taking pictures. 

They also had a wheel you could spin for various prizes.  I won a custom printed fat quarter, I can't wait to redeem-- even the coupon was made of fabric!

Here we are at the Michael Miller Booth, it's it cute with the colorful raindrops!

 
Here I am with the umbrella prop.
 

The Moda Bake Shop Booth had an actual photo booth that allowed you to take pictures and immediately share online.  We took several pictures there, this one is my favorite!

Here is a picture of the Robert Kaufman booth, it was really incredible!  The pennant banners had clear lights woven in the bias, totally adorable and definitely an idea to copy!
 There was quilts everywhere-- obviously.  This commemorative one is one of my favorites.
This quilt was a banner  in the Modern Quilt Guild booth at the entrance. 
 
All in all we had a great time.  We left the show at nearly six, said our goodbyes and went on our separate ways.  I met up with my former college intern for dinner and later hopped on the last shuttle back to Dallas at 8pm.  I was back in Dallas by 11:30 pm and home by 12:30am! 
 
It was an incredible 20 hour trip and so much fun.  We hear that QuiltCon will happen again in 2015.  I hope it's in Austin 'cause I am ready to do this again! 
Thanks for letting me share.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you both had a great time. Look so fun I wish I could of gone, but maybe in 2015 I will be able to.

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