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Arrived in Minneapolis for Quilt Market 2015.

plane view

It’s always a little crazy getting ready for the show, and for me, the miracle is being able to get that suitcase zipped and everything out the door. That was yesterday, and I’m really glad to be in town a bit early to get things together before the show. Set-up starts tomorrow and will go through Thursday. Thursday is also the day for the Schoolhouse presentations (I have one at 1:00, room 208B), and then the show runs Friday through Sunday.

I’ll be launching my new patterns, which I’ll make sure to share in full when I get back. But in the meantime, you’ll be able to catch a lot of what’s happening at the show on Instagram via (@carolynfriedlander) and of course tons of others at the show using #QuiltMarket.

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Recent workshops in Colorado and Virginia.

Update on the teaching front: I’ve had some really great students. Here are pics from some of my recent workshops.

+ Aerial Grove (from Savor Each Stitch) with the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild.

 

Aerial Grove workshop_1_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Aerial Grove workshop_2_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Aerial Grove workshop_3_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Aerial Grove workshop_4_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Aerial Grove workshop_5_Carolyn Friedlander

 

 

 

+ Bulls-Eye (from Savor Each Stitch) at Cotton Candy Sewing Shop in Loveland, Colorado.

 

Bulls-Eye workshop_2_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Bulls-Eye workshop_3_Carolyn Friedlander

 

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+ Facing East (from Savor Each Stitch) with the Vienna Quilt Guild in Vienna, Virginia.

 

Facing East workshop_Carolyn Friedlander

 

Facing East workshop_2_Carolyn Friedlander

 

 

 

Probably my favorite thing about teaching is seeing how each student brings their own personality into their project. Working with each student allows me to see my quilts in so many different ways, that each time I leave with many ideas and much inspiration.

 

#savoreachstitch

 

 

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Post QuiltCon update.

Somehow it’s March…

Is anyone else with me in wondering where February went? (And I guess January too, for that matter.)

 

I’m back and mostly recovered from QuiltCon. It was so much fun…but also a pretty full schedule for me. I kind of did what they tell you not to do, which is to over schedule yourself so that you have no time to actually take it in. In fact, as I look through my photos from the event, I realize that I hardly took any…oops!

 

But honestly, it was really great getting to work with so many amazing students, and it was probably safer not to have too much time to wander the vendor hall…that place was dangerous!

 

Here are some of the things I did manage to capture.

 

Day 1: My Austin Houses class.

 

Austin Houses at QuiltCon_1_carolyn friedlander

 

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Day 2: My Emphasis class from Savor Each Stitch.

 

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Emphasis at QuiltCon_2_carolyn friedlander

 

Not sure what happened to either of my night classes…or what happened on Day 3, but on Day 4 was my Aerial Grove class (also from Savor Each Stitch), and my students pretty much rocked it.

 

Aerial Grove at QuiltCon 2015_Carolyn Friedlander

 

I also ran into my friend, Kim. I always love seeing her and her stuff.

 

Kim Eichler Messmer at QuiltCon 2015

 

Plus, we matched.

 

Kim Eichler Messmer and Carolyn Friedlander at QuiltCon 2015

 

My new collaboration with Patchwork Threads also launched at QuiltCon. I’m so excited about these shirts! Stay tuned for a proper blog post soon.

 

Savor It_patchwork threads_carolyn friedlander_quiltcon

 

Otherwise, I think I’ll continue to troll the #QuiltCon hashtag to see what else happened at the show. If you were there (in person or via social media stalking) what was your favorite part?

 

 

 

 

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