QuiltCon 2020

Adventures in QuiltCon 2020, Austin, Texas.

QuiltCon 2020 quilt label by Niku (@xostitches)
QuiltCon 2020 quilt label by Niku (@xostitches)

Did you go to QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas? I’m back, and I thought I’d share a little bit from the adventure.

I taught 4 workshops; my Hunt quilt project (above), 2 quilting strategy classes (not pictured) and Lott Mini quilts (below).

On the show floor, it was definitely an honor to have placed 2nd in the Modern Traditionalism category for my Arlo quilt.

On the last day, I managed to walk the entire show–a delight! With a free afternoon, my priorities were to see all of the quilts, and if I had extra time, to check out the vendors too. I managed to pull off both. Win, win.

Two other quilts of mine hung in the show, Hearts and Eads Jetty. There was something special about the show layout, and it created a pleasant experience walking the aisles. I was very pleased with how all of the quilts related to their quilty neighbors. Debbie Grifka (@debbiegrifka) is my Hearts neighbor above and Stephanie Schroer (@stepschr) is my Eads Jetty neighbor below.

In the Soak booth, I spotted an original print from Architextures and my Pineapple Grove Flatter scent. They had an interactive thing going on where you could press a block and add it to their design wall.

Sewing Party had some really beautiful Wildabon and Collection Quilt samples made up in many of my fabrics. I am totally tempted to make other versions of these…

Jetty in the wild! Here are some delicious bundles made up by Superbuzzy.

My Everglade quilt was in the Superbuzzy booth as well.

How about I stop there for now? I can do a second post with other quilts and show stuff. If you were at QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, what were some of your highlights? Or, if you were watching from afar, what did you think?

Thank you to anyone who took my classes, commented on my posts, posted pictures of my quilts or said hi in person.

++ I did manage to save a few special totes from the show. Make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter, because I’ll announce there first when/how to get one.

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5 Responses to QuiltCon 2020

  1. Michelle March 5, 2020 at 1:41 pm #

    Great to see other versions of some of your older patterns at QuiltCon. That Wildabon Quilt does make me want to revisit the pattern. I’m still hoping you’ll include more lawns in a future collection because they work so well with Wildabon!

    • carolyn friedlander March 9, 2020 at 10:44 am #

      I know, I LOVE working with the lawns too. 🙂

  2. KittyAnn Hudson (KittyAnn) March 5, 2020 at 9:29 pm #

    Congrats on the ribbon for your Arlo, I truly love that quilt! I want to start my own soon, and perhaps a Wildobon variation too! I work at my LQS and was fortunate to snag a Jetty ft qtr bundle hot out of the box! Yay! I hope to take a class from you someday soon.

    • carolyn friedlander March 9, 2020 at 10:42 am #

      Oh yay! Happy sewing to you!

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