#quiltcon2017

Sew much fun at Quiltcon Savannah!!😁 Just found this memory! ❀️love these ladies @angelafmq @tulapink @saltwatersewing #quiltcon2017 #savannah #talent #quilting

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admiring the #amazing work done by the #quilters at #quiltcon2017! I've never seen this kind of #art before! #abrahamlincoln

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#giveawaycatchingstitches My Kona bundle from #aurifilthread giveaway at #quiltcon2017 !! Thank you!

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Do you think #themqg would have anywhere near the membership they do if you could only join as an individual, and quilters in local guilds weren't forced into it? They need to get out of the business of trying to own guilds they have nothing to do with and stick to #quiltcon! β˜†Keep sending your tales of #mqg discontent and guild election news to #theQWOLmailbag! β˜†(Is that a #glamclam quilt in the background? I guess you could say that, but this #modernquilt pattern went by a different name in 1820!)

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There were a few things that blew me away @thefestivalofquilts but nothing came close to this beauty. Katherine Jones of @twocatsquilts's bling quilt is the best thing I've ever seen. A whopping 98 x 98inches in size. "Foundation paper pieced from solid fabrics the inspiration for this quilt was a princess cut diamond."
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It won best in show #quiltcon2017 and I can see why 😍.
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#foq17 #twocatsquilts #quilting

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Oh, wow! What a treat to see "Bling" in person. #quiltcon2017 #festivalofquilts

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So happy to see this prizewinner from #quiltcon2017 in real life @thefestivalofquilts #bling #diamond #quiltersofinstagram #festivalofquilts2017

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Drooled over these #quiltcon2017 beauties at #festivalofquilts2017 #foq2017 πŸ˜€

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My boxes quilt is done from my "Improv theme and variation" class with @dsquilts at #quiltcon2017
#finishedquilttop #improvquilt

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Today is the first day of Birmingham quilt show. What a lovely day after the Grey, the rain, the cold! Couldn't make it to go but will be quiting and waiting for fabulous photos from all of you:-) #quiltcon2017 #quilter #Quilting #littlehouse #patchwork #quiltingtools #sewing #crafts #miniquilt #antique #vintage #hummel
#necbirmingham #thefestivalofquilts

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I made it in to my sewing room today and worked on my @dsquilts improv quilt from #quiltcon2017
Now I'm out of the lt gray Sprinkle background fabric from @cottonandsteel and am wondering about using Kona Silver for the rest of the blocks I will be making. Hmmm...
#konacottonsolids

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OBSESSED with this fat quarter I picked up at #quiltcon2017 I need to buy a half yard stat so I can make the raddest skirt #quilting #sewfun

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Improv quilt top that I started at quiltcon is done! Backing and binding it with Rifle Paper Co x Cotton + Steel fabric. #improvlineanddesign #quiltcon2017

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Day 4. #pinnieparade This one is fmade with the scraps & with the same quilting as the mini I made for @ellynz for the @themqg mini quilt exchange for #quiltcon2017 Maybe I should send this one to Ellyn. πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’™

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Joining in the #pinnieparade with @tinkerellen . I made a bunch of these, in #terraaustralisfabric by @emmajeanjansen, for gifts when I went to #quiltcon2017.
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#pincushion #cathedralwindows

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Hey-o! Working on the*last panel* for my #carolynfriedlander appliquΓ© piece that I started at #quiltcon2017. This baby will be a wall hanging. Swipe for details. The last pic is from QC. It's crazy how different lighting makes that green different shades. #miniquilt #handapplique #stitching

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Joining in with the #lpq32blocksSAL today! The latest issue of @lovequiltingmag came with a free booklet full of 32 fantastic quilt blocks all in gorgeous @artgalleryfabrics. I couldn't resist making one from the Crosses section and using #artgalleryfabric that I won on their stand at #quiltcon2017 πŸ˜„! If you have the magazine (issue 50) why not join in with the #sewalong? And if you don't then go out and buy it πŸ˜‰!! #quiltblocks #patchwork #lovepatchworkandquilting #dmcperlecotton

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Y'all, this photo feels like it was taken forever ago, way back in February, by @sulicat_north. She caught this moment of me, identifiable in my red dress during a moment away from the bustle of #quiltcon2017. While I know my quilting and creative work has been quiet the last few weeks, I hope to return to it soon. For now, I want to share a small piece of what I wrote for the digital catalog of @denvermetromqg's #hownewismodern.
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While attending QuiltCon in Savannah, I found myself standing on the show floor Friday morning, one of the busiest days of the convention. The hall had just opened and there was a flood of people, the space vibrating with tangible energy. In front of me, there were thousands of hours of work. Not just the time it took individuals and groups to make the show's quilts but in assembling the show, the event, the vendors, the volunteers, the teachers, the lectures, the classes, the travel. All because of the concept a simple object: a quilt.
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I saw the whole picture of what it means to do creative work in culture where creative work, especially women's creative work, is often not very highly valued. It is often dismissed as unimportant because it does not fit into a preexisting frame work of the hourly wage, the 40 hour work week. It exists outside of that, in the hours after dinner and before bed on week nights. It is made on the weekends, both short and long. It is made for love, for joy, for keeping the people we love warm. A quilt's value stretches far beyond monetary return.

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Our #quiltcon2017 charity quilt is hanging in its new home, the Community Cancer Center. Thank you @donnaleedesignstudio for leading this project! #showusyourmqg #bnmqg #modernquilt #quiltersofinstagram

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I was VERY glad to see this quilt at #sistersoutdoorquiltshow2017 -- "Bling" by Katherine Jones @twocatsquilts won Best of Show at #quiltcon2017 --- scroll through to see up close details β€’
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#modernquilting #quilting #sistersoutdoorquiltshow #stitchinpost #quiltsofinstagram #quiltingadventures

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Finally finished the Turn It Up quilt top started in @annamariahorner 's class at #quiltcon2017. It will probably be a while before it gets its turn on the longarm, as I have several others ahead of it, but it's always nice (and, you know, a relief!) to finish something like this.

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Really happy about how this improv #victoryquiltblock #quilt top, made with @rhondarosales4, came out. Really fun and surprising technique from a #quiltcon2017 class with @victoriafindlaywolfe. I'm already thinking about how I can implement it on other blocks, especially the ones that I have #sizzixdies for.
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#sewing #quilting #victoriafindlaywolfe

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Finally finished the top of my Dresden color wheel from #classwithmaychappell from all the way back at #quiltcon2017 in February. It was a lot of fun and @maychappell and her mom are hilarious and fun.

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