March 1, 2017

Quiltcon Savannah!

What a pleasure to be with so many colorful creators from all over the world at Quiltcon in Savannah! Great thanks to Moda Fabrics United Notions for inviting me to join them there. Three creative leaders from Moda -- Lissa Alexander, Carrie Nelson, and Holly Hickman of "Urban Chicks" -- were joined by senior sales ambassador Amy Matheny. They did a wonderful job in hosting visitors to the Moda booth. The booth featured quilts designed by my friend and fellow Moda designer "Zen Chic" Brigitte Heitland, who conducted face-to-face consultations on designing quilts to go with interior spaces, based on her book "Zen Chic Inspired". Great work, everyone! In addition, I loved participating in the "Tap Into Your Creativity" panel moderated very smoothly by Jen Carlton Baily. We were joined by a thoughtful group of multitalented creatives: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate, the celebrated Bernina educator Nina McVeigh, quilt writer and creator Lisa Ruble, Janome educator and fiber artist Erin Schlosser, and an audience of several hundred attendees. In between the panel and joining the team at the Moda booth, I was fortunate to see or meet with friends, new and old, including Garen Brien Sherwood, Holly Broadland of Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, Erin Sampson and Alex Veronelli of Aurifil Italian ThreadsSarah CraigSarah Golden, Australian quilter and author Peta Peace and her very nice husband Richard, Hannah Goldstein, Thomas Knauer, Maureen Weflen of the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis, Carla Lissa, Denyse Schmidt, Jenny Doan and the great Missouri Star crew, Lizzy Rockwell, Southern CT Modern Quilt Guild. I also got to view so many amazing quilts. I posted a few to my Instagram and my Facebook pages. My great admiration goes out to all of you who submitted your special works to this festival. You inspire me and so many others. Bravo!

February 21, 2017

Winner of the Early Bird FQB and on to Quiltcon East

Congratulations to Christine Weld!

By random selection, Christine is the winner of the Moda Fabrics Early Bird fat quarter bundle in our Valentine's Day "Splendid" giveaway in honor of the completion of Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson's monumental 100-block "Splendid Sampler" year-long, international creative quilting event.
I hope to see some of you at Quiltcon in Savannah this week. 
I can't wait to catch up with the Moda team 

and with other longtime friends and to meet and hear from new acquaintances in the modern quilting world. This Friday morning at QuiltCon, I'll join Jen Carlton-Baily, Heather Givans, Erin Schlosser, Nina McVeigh, and Lisa Ruble on Friday at 9 AM to explore how to tap into one's creativity. Here's the listing for this event from the Quiltcon program: 
After that, I'll be spending some quality time with the Moda team at booth #523. Be sure to follow Moda's Instagram, my Instagram, as well as on the Modern Quilt Guild's Instagram, for some shots from Quiltcon East and lovely Savannah.

I hope to see you there!

P.S. If you missed it, here's Jenny Doan's color-smacking "Sweet Treats" quilt featuring the Moda Cake Mix #1 recipe paper by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co for Moda and my Latitude Batiks collection for Moda Fabrics. I'm now working on the follow-up batik line to it. Lots of fun and color! Time to get back to the drawing board. See you soon!