What can we say about QuiltCon and Austin, Texas? It was the biggest ball of inspiration and love! The restaurants and food were amazing! Everyone we met was oozing inspiration and everything we saw was colorful, eyecatching and beautifully executed. Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement we will try to put it all to good use!
Chelsey and I took some classes and learned lots of techniques for making our own fabric designs. Being in class with others is such a good experience: you learn so much not only from the teacher but from the other students as well.
|Chelsey pulling paint over a screen.|
Screen printing with Celina Mancurti
|Mod Corage with Anna Maria Horner|
|Block Printing with Lizzy House|
|My carved block and test prints.|
The lectures were abundant and the speakers were well prepared. The topics were relevant and every lecture we attended were full of great information. What a bonus and surprise to get so much encouragement and ideas for future projects.
|The Art Of Teaching With Jacqui Gering|
|Social Media Lecture with Christen Barber|
The vendor booths were full of inspiration, we love how the fabric houses draw you in with color and style!
|Cloud 9 Booth (NYC Metro Mod Guild made the HST Quilt!!!)|
The quilts were so imaginative and unusual, I submitted a quilt that didn't make it in. It was good to see exactly what got in, learn from what was hanging, and how to make the next quilt one they will accept!
We were lucky enough to travel with Helen at Till We Quilt Again! We had so much fun eating and learning our way through Austin. There was a (real)tattoo booth and plenty of tattooing going on!! We opted for the fake tats from C&T Publishing's booth and had tons of fun taking pics!
As you can see we had a great time. We even got to share what we learned in class with each other after delicious dinners out. So glad I got the opportunity to experience QuiltCon in Austin.
Go make something!