#quiltcon2017

Time to start stitching! This is my version of the #turnitupquilt by @annamariahorner. I started it at #quiltcon2017 and it's been growing on my design wall ever since. This was a big challenge for my not-scrappy nature but the process was a good one and I'm really happy with it!

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How to pick the best thread for #epp? Long post πŸ˜€!
I started sewing epp more than 10 years ago, and these are my experiences.
At #quiltcon2017 I got my hands of a spool #dualdutythreads for epp, and today I've used it for the first (and maybe last) time. It is a great thread, but it does not match my fabrics. And to me invisible stitches means A LOT!
At picture 1 (swipe) and 2, I have used a matchning #aurifilthread 50w and my stitches are invisible. Picture 3 and 4 I've used the light grey thread from Dual Duty (#coatsandclark) and as you can see, no invisible stitches there.
I know switching thread (colour) so it matches the fabrics is time consuming, but to me it is totally worth it.
What if I sew a light and a dark piece together? I use a thread that matches the darkest colour, and hold it, so the darkest fabric is closest to my heart.
#alisonglassfabric #konacotton

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Yaaay!! My friend and fellow #demqg member brought me this #quiltsforpulse pin from #quiltcon2017!! I immediately put it on my denim jacket! I LOVE it! Thank you again Sue @sunflowerquilts !

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!
I have two tickets to this year's @thefestivalofquilts to giveaway!!
This year's event is going to be so epic with the 'best of QuiltCon' exhibition and a gallery space curated by, and including my quilting hero #nancycrow. Plus I will be teaching two different Academy workshops and launching something very special but still secret on one of the stands!! So who'd like to come along to the show??! To win one of the tickets simply:
1. Follow me.
2. Leave a comment below.
I will pick a winner on Wednesday, international entries welcome.
Plus I have two more tickets to give away on my blog next week (trying to share the love around all platforms!). If you just want to get right on and buy a ticket (the workshops get booked up early!) then use code WS41 at checkout to get Β£2.50 off your ticket!! One more thing, the final entry date for this year's quilt competition is Friday June 2nd!! Are you planning on entering this year?! #festivalofquilts #foq2017 #quiltcon2017 #qiveaway #freetickets #quiltshow

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Playing around with some of my 2-bit bag winnings from the last @mplsmqg meeting. #mplsmqg #quilting #michaelmiller fabrics #makingitfun from #quiltcon2017

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We're bringing all the important things home from #quiltcon2017; #ellajaneohayre and all the fabric goodness our suitcase can hold! #pinkdoordoesmarket2017

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#scraphappens This resulted from some challenges I did for #quiltcon2017 !! I was using scraps... then kept adding and it became a gift for my niece!!
#missingmarket @thesewingloft @amyscreativeside #moda @janeteclare #moreheartygoodwishes #aurifilthread

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This is #whereisew ...swipe left to see my sewing room in all its glory 😝. Sorry I didn't straighten up for you but I wanted to keep it real. Currently I am working on blocks for the #sewcialbeesampler sewalong with @maureencracknell and @sharonhollanddesigns also the #tiledindigoclub blocks. I had to include a peak of my #csbernina #hellolovely I picked up while at #quiltcon2017. Count this as my entry into the #missingmarket photo challenge with @gogokim @ellisonlane @thesewingloft

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Love at first stitch ❀️❀️
We have gone gooey-eyed for this quilt from #quiltcon2017. Come and see it first hand at the Festival of Quilts where we will be exhibiting the very best pieces from this year's Quilt Con. #FOQ2017

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Throwback Post! Don't send your $$ to those #modernquilt guild thugs, they aren't even O.G. (in quilting or running a business!)
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#boycottMQG we are #theQWOL #modernquilting #modernfabric #hst #themqg #modernquiltguild #mqg #quiltcon2017 #quiltcon2018 #quiltcon #mqgrileyblakechallenge #mqgbom #mqgfabricchallenge #a2mqg #quiltsofinstagram #igquiltfest

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Mid-year elections are just as important! The time is now #a2mqg! Need I remind you that last fall half their members wanted to withdraw from #themqg, half didn't care, and none wanted to stay. Now they have the chance to speak their minds and #BOYCOTTMQG! We are #theQWOL!

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For the 70273 project, a collaborative art project to remember the physically and mentally disabled people murdered by the Nazis. ❌❌
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In 1940-41 Nazi doctors read patient's files and if they were deemed 'unfit' or an 'economic burden on society' a red cross would be made on the file. Once a file had two crosses, the person was murdered, usually within a couple of hours. 70273 of these people were murdered.
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Founded by Jeanne Hewell-Chambers, @whollyjeanne. You can read more too on www.thebarefootheat.com/70273-2/ or www.the70273project.org
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For the Jersey contribution, thanks to @jerseygisele

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Won some @heatherbailey at #quiltcon2017 so I am sharing with my 3 travel companions - who will use it first?

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It is perhaps one of the funniest things watching yourself talk, about anything. But, here's the skinny on the #journeymedallion showing at the Estes Park Art Center this weekend. Thank you @quiltalliance for showcasing and preserving my work. Link in profile.
P.S. Most of the kids around while I was doing this were yours @paigewillard @nickimcmann ❀️❀️❀️
#kumquatquilts
#quiltalliance
#preserveourquilts
#quiltstories
#quilt
#gotellit
#quiltcon2017

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So glad I discovered @fishmuseum at #quiltcon2017

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It's been a good morning for magazine deliveries. πŸ“¦#lovepatchworkquilting #modernpatchworkmagazine #quiltcon2017 #shoplocalmb #quilt

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In #savannahgeorgia for our belated 10 year anniversary. We were suppose to visit in Oct and then the hurricane hit (us and them). It is kinda weird to not be here and have #quiltcon2017 to explore.
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Taking the time to celebrate this special trip. We don't get away often without the girls. They are currently at their grandparents homemade jam making, gardening, golf cart riding, happy little girls. Thanks mom and dad 😘

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Woohoo! There's @twocatsquilts (and me!) with a mention in the latest edition of Down Under Quilts for our successes at #quiltcon2017. Go Tassie!

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The word is out - pallete and guidelines are out for #quiltcon2017 #quiltconcharityquilt ! Can't wait to brainstorm at our next meeting! #jsmqg

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Time to stitch and relax for the evening! We are loving the new Gnome stitchery kits! This is for June!
Picked up this fabulous hoop at @modernquilting #quiltcon2017

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I miss you Ouma Tina, but your work lives on! #quilt #quilting #quiltcon2017 #quiltsofinstagram

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Minion vs Batman! Who will win πŸ˜‚ don't worry those aren't the actual colors, I'm using. #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #quiltcon2017 #sewing #batman #minion #thedarkknight #yellow #black

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