QuiltCon 2017 – The Vendors

In looking at the quantity and quality of vendors, there appeared to be a robust market experience at QuiltCon. However, given this is my 3rd QuiltCon, I think the vendor experienced has deteriorated.  There were lots of manufacturers and some of them put a lot of effort into making it fun and informative for the…

QuiltCon 2017 – The Quilting

Yesterday I shared some of my favorite quilts from QuiltCon. They were all pieced amazingly well, but the quilting can make or break a quilt. There were several quilts that caught my eye for their extraordinary quilting that dramatically contributed to the overall impact of the quilt. Here goes, in no particular order.  This quilt…

QuiltCon 2017 – The Quilts

We got to Savannah yesterday and spent the day checking out the riverfront and then had an awesome dinner at Cotton & Rye. There were many cocktails involved. Today, we got up early, had breakfast and coffee, and then we were off to QuiltCon to see the amazing quilts. Today’s post focuses on some of…

Once Upon A Time Swap

This was a fun Instagram swap to do. The challenge he was to make a mini quilt in the theme of “once upon a time,” and the swap was hosted by Amista Baker. When I signed up I was thinking of my guidance which was around rainbows and unicorns. My partners mosaic had really cool…

Let the Hexie Making Begin

I have been seeing many more quilts made with hexies than ever before. I had always thought of hexies as grandmotherly as they are, of course, very traditional. The hexies I am seeing now however are made from bright solids or modern prints that are fussy cut to highlight the fabric.  An instragram quilter who…

A Dinosaur Birthday Party

Ilana’s younger son is having his birthday party this weekend and he is having a dinosaur theme. Ilana had the fun idea to get the family t-shirts to bring the theme to life.  Mom got silver metallic thread to sparkle just a little. Dad’s is a simple black outline. And the two boys got full…