I hatched a plot last year to finally go to Quiltcon. My friend and I signed up for classes the moment they opened. Classes that were challenging and different, printing and fabric design, making faces and paperless paper piecing. This was so fun, inspiring and a welcome respite from the cold of Michigan winter. It did help that it was in Southern California, near to my family, and I had a friend to come with me. We planned our classes and fun during and after the conference. We brought too much with us and added to our load home with joy and glee.
Here is our hotel: Dusit2
Classes Day 1: Fabric Design and Printing
Classes Day 2: Making Faces
QuiltCon Flare: Buttons are the thing.
Classes Day 3: Icey Waters Paper piecing with Amy Garro
Classes Day 3: Paperless paper piecing
My first attempt at paperless piecing
Making faces A
Making Faces B
Making Faces C
Making Faces Samples by Melissa
Making Faces sample by Melissa
Making Faces Self portrait and sample by Me
I loved the atmosphere and being in the presence of all these dynamic quilters, artists and sewists.
I will look forward to doing this again!!!
The new year has started with a new Block of the Month, Vintage Farmgirl. I have 2 spots left if you are interested or if you’d like to participate by mail please contact me.
The first three blocks are so enchanting. I am excited to see how they all turn out. Everyone is using brights, 30’s and reproduction fabric from my stash. They all make me smile and everyone will have a unique quilt of there own.
Here is some of the finished blocks.
It’s a whole new year. And with that I am making new plans for this coming year. New classes, new fabrics and new ideas for patterns.
The modern quilt guild is having a conference next month in Pasadena and I am so stoked to get inspired and learn new things. I love see what is out there and absorb the energy from all these amazing talented people.
I’m endeavoring to post lots of pictures adventures this year.