QuiltCon 2015 – The Weekend

Through the end of the day on Friday, QuiltCon 2015  had more than 6,500 attendees, which surpassed the total 2013 attendance.    The projected total four day attendance should be upwards of 10,000 people.

Saturday at QuiltCon brought the public masses into the show.  It was literally a sea of people in and around the vendor booths.

I found the Tattoo Booth for das Pretzel and yes, that is a woman getting a tattoo on her side.  They were quite busy during the event  but I wasn’t brave enough to try to sneak a tattoo home!

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The Cotton + Steel booth had a temporary tattoo counter, so I went there and just picked up the do-it-at-home sheet to bring back to Jen.

Another small gift I found for Jen was this lovely…

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My Saturday class was “Piping Hot Binding” with Susan K. Cleveland.    Susan received the highest instructor evaluation rating at QuiltCon 2013, which I didn’t know until I opened the survey after the class.    I almost didn’t take this class since I was waitlisted for quilting with your walking foot with the Chairman.   So glad I spent the day with Susan…..the class was a total delight and her delivery was pee-in-your-pants funny!!!   Best prepared instructor and best class ever.     If you have a chance to take a class with Susan…do not hesitate.

Aside from being totally delighted and entertained, I also got so many tips and tricks for perfect piping and binding.    Here I am with Susan showing off my LadyBug mug rug.

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I used the fabric bundle I purchased at the The LadyBug Quilt Shop during our Sew-In on Monday before I left for QuiltCon.    Candy:  I got a roll of the small piping cording and Susan offers a great price on her website.

We played on the Janome 3160 machine during class.   That’s another benefit of QuiltCon classes: getting to use all these different machines.  This was a really good machine , but still not giving up my Opal 690Q.

Here are a few photos of some of Susan’s quilts from her trunk show.

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Also got some great applique’ and quilting tips from Susan.    If you didn’t hear me before…This was the best class ever!!!!

QuiltCon – The Weekend Part Dos  coming later tonight, so stay tuned.

Maus Out

 

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We are the Jacksonville Chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. We welcome quilters of all skill levels.

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