Inspired at Quiltcon

Wow! What a great day yesterday at Quiltcon. It was kind of a hair-brained scheme, to fly home from Mexico, take a disco nap and quick shower before jumping on a plane to Austin. But once Jen said yes it was a done deal. And boy am I glad we came! I have a lot more to post, but a few favorites from yesterday are below.


This quilt is called “Bauble” and is by Emily Cier of Seattle, Washington. I lover her use of color, and it felt like a kaleidoscope to me. She did an amazing job on the quilting too.


for my copywriter friends at the office I share “Typewriter #5” by Jessica Toye of Kansas City, Missouri. She manipulated a photo she took in an antique shop and let the stark image on the light background jump off the quilt. Kansas City made quite the showing at the went and this was one of many highlights.


I love, love, love this. Did I mention how much I love it? I am so bummed I didn’t snap a shot of the placard because this quilt has me wanting to get home and get right back to work. Everything about it spoke to me – the color palette, the quilting, the thread color which added such a rich dimension.


I just blogged from Mexico about wanting to make a beach themed quilt. This one, titled “For Tanya” was made by Emily Coffey of North Carolina in memory of a friend who lost her battle with breast cancer. It is a beautiful tribute to a friend and has me very motivated to interpret the beach into a quilt.


And lastly, for now is “Peek” by Melanie Tuazon in the use of negative space category. Melanie is fro Livingston, NJ and is president of our North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild. She did a beautiful job and it was nice to see her work hanging in the show.

More to come. Jen and I are having so much fun but have to run now, the show opens in 20 minutes!!!

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