Monday, February 25, 2013

Fat Quarter Shop Goes to QuiltCon - Giveaway Closed!

We spent the last weekend having a blast at the first inaugural QuiltCon. Lucky for us, it was in our own backyard so we didn't have to travel too far! QuiltCon, a conference celebrating modern quilting, was presented by the Modern Quilt Guild in Austin, Texas. The four-day conference consisted of a quilt show filled with vendor booths, lectures by industry leaders and workshops taught by creative and talented professionals in the quilting industry. Four days filled with modern quilty fun!

We posted a video recap of the event and added a bunch of photos from the show to Flickr and Facebook. Poke around, it will feel like you were there with us!
Welcome to QuiltCon!
The Moda Bake Shop booth.
Sweet treats at the Moda Bake Shop Booth.
The Moda Bake Shop booth, filled with yummy recipes.
The Robert Kaufman booth.
Bright quilts and eye catching bunting in the Robert Kaufman booth.
Kona Solid Hexagons in the crafting section of the Robert Kaufman booth.
Get cozy in the Michael Miller booth, filled with posh couches and snacks.
A photo-op in the Michael Miller booth.
Violet Craft, Christine Osmers and Debi Porrecca of Michael Miller Fabrics.
Making pillow cases in the American Patchwork and Quilting booth.
Jocelyn and the Rainbow Rocks quilt by Kathleen Baden.
Kimberly and the Broken Cogs quilt by Jacquie Gering.
Angela Yosten signing copies of Stop. Go. Quilt. Sew! in the Stash Books booth.
Denyse Schmidt signing copies of Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration in the Stitch Lab booth.
Throughout the weekend, we saw inspiring quilts and heard lectures from the brightest minds in modern quilting. The show was filled with quilts, entered in different categories like Large Applique and Minimalist Design – Large Quilts, which we sponsored. Each quilt was well crafted and well designed.

The lectures all centered around modern quilting but highly varied in theme. From Quilt Guilds as Nonprofits to Publishing your Work in Magazines to All About Fabric Design, the lectures thoroughly covered all areas of modern quilting. The keynote, by Denyse Schmidt, followed her life and career and we left inspired. If you weren't able to attend the lectures, be sure to check out Craftsy's QuiltCon Lecture Series and watch the featured lectures for free!


The weekend left us filled with ideas and anxiously awaiting the next QuiltCon! Did you attend this year? What did you think of the conference? If not, will you attend the next event? Let us know in the comments below to win a bag of swag from the event! We are giving away a Robert Kaufman tote, five Andover charm packs and autographs from Amy and David Butler.

UPDATE: The bag of swag winner is This Dog's Mom! Please send your full shipping address to chelsey[at]fatquartershop[dot]com to claim your prize! Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Gill said...

I'm in the UK so I didn't go this year but if I win the lottery maybe I'll be able to go next time!!!

Tiffany said...

I don't see myself making it to QuiltCon in the future, but I sure do follow along as much as I can via blogs and videos!

marcella said...

I did go and really had fun. I was able to sneak in a day of lectures and a class with Denyse Schmidt. But....the show floor was much smaller than I expected. We thoroughly enjoyed the quilts, fun, demos and shopping but it didn't even take a full day to see it all. I know....it's the first show but we love quilts and wanted more!

Sowing Stitches said...

I was unable to attend this year. However I have enjoyed the photos and reports of those who were able to attend. Hoping for next year!

Carrie P. said...

I did not go but I see Kathleen's quilt and I know her. I am so excited for her to have a quilt hanging in the show.

Jess said...

I did not attend this year - I entered the sewing world too late to know it was even happening! It sounds like an awesome event and I'd love to go in 2015! Thanks.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I didn't go but enjoyed the updates from those who did attend!

j.s. said...

I did not attend this year, I almost want to cry. I live in S. Texas and did not know about it. Not sure where I've been. I DO plan to go next year, I can't wait it looked like such a fun time!

Erin McSweeney said...

I didn't attend, but I am really hoping by the next one I will be able too..looks like a great time.

valerie boudier said...

Would love to go as love modern quilts but unfortunately live too far away (U.K.)

Donna W said...

No, I did not attend this year, but it sure looks like a wonderful even. I plan to go over to Craftsy and listen to the QuiltCon Lecture Series.

Kay said...

I would love to go to QuiltCon. I can't imagine how much fun & how inspiring it is. Maybe someday!

Dee said...

I would love to go - looks like more fun then a barrel of monkeys:)

Snoodles said...

Inspiring photos, and would I ever love to go! Thanks for the chance to see these pictures and for the chance to win!

Carol Sc said...

I'm not sure I will be able to attend this conference, but it certainly has peaked my interest. Looks like there were lots of ideas to inspire everyone. Thanks for sharing the pictures and I'm going to watch the video.

andri. said...

I didnt attend, so thank you for all the photos:) feels like I'm there:D

Kathleen said...

No, havent attended a Quiltcon but would really LOVE to! Looks awesome and what a range of colours! THe colours!

Judy Hampton said...

I was there, kind of disappointed in the number of vendors. But came away with lots of ideas and couldn't wait to get home. Attended a lot of the demo. Judy Hampton

Kate Brown said...

I didnt get to attend but through the eyes of everyone that went. I would so love to go, maybe next year.

Joyce Comfort said...

Thanks for the photos of QuiltCon. Looked like a fabulous event. I love the modern quilting! You gave me an idea what it might be like to attend the conference!

ritainalaska said...

no, unfortunately, i didn't go to quiltcon and cannot plan on attending the next one ... so thanx for the chance to win swag and showing off the pix. much appreciated!

JaneB said...

I enjoyed all the blog posts, twitter & Instagram updates from Quiltcon. I am definitely going next year. Anybody know the dates & place?
Jane(dot)bitz(at)gmail(dot)com

Lee said...

I would like to go like so many others! I am happy for the internet though where its now so easy to keep up with the fun! thanks!

Laura said...

I attended QuiltCon and absolutely loved it! I plan to attend the next one in 2015.

Mary Ann said...

I wasn't able to attend but I sure have enjoyed seeing all the photos from everyone posting them.

Kris said...

No I didn't attend this year. I couldn't afford to go, but I'm looking forward to watching the Craftsy videos.

jednoiglec said...

I wish I could attend QuiltCon, but I'm from Poland and for now trip to USA lives only in my dreams:(

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I could ever attend but I would sure LOVE to attend...thank you for the chance to win some amazing swag!!

Tami
tamiquilts at att dot net

Denise in PA said...

I was supposed to go to Quiltcon - had my plane ticket, my hotel reservation and class assignments...and then had to cancel almost last minute due to work. I'm still bummed, so YES, I plan to go to the next one! o:)

Nancy D. said...

Love seeing all the pictures. I didn't go, but maybe some year I'll be able to. Looks like lots of fun.

Elaine said...

Yes I got to go and loved it! The use of color and negative space in the quilts was great! Looking forward to the next one!

Nita said...

I have never gone, though it looks like loads of fun. It is a long way away from me!

Amy Stubbings said...

Didn't get to go - hopefully I will. Maybe 2015? It looks so beautiful.

Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing pictures and links. I love all the inspiration.

Laura said...

I live in Texas and was very fortunate to be able to go to QuiltCon. I love every minute of it, took three classes and saw the most amazing group of quilts ever. I will definitely go again!!

Carmen Nuland said...

I would love to attend but we're a little short on money right now. Also, I never seem to find out about it until right as it's starting

Judith said...

I didn't attend but have been watching the wonderful quilts on Christa Quilts. WOW!

Irelle@JibberishDesigns said...

I was lucky enough to attend QuiltCon and I LOVED IT!. I took 5classes and attended lectures as time permitted and volunteered 18 hours as well. I also had two quilts in the show! It was fabulous. My biggest takeaway from the conference is that I need to "find my own voice". I will work on that!

Madeleine said...

I would love to go but probably won't be able to for a few years. We just wouldn't be able to swing it until then.

Debby Walters said...

I was unable to attend, but my daughter was there and raved about it. Hopefully next year we will both be there to enjoy the beautiful quilts.

Lisa E said...

I didn't make it this year. Next year is definitely a possibility since I have friends who live in Texas. Wouldn't be hard to combine the two visits! Love the photos you posted.

whimbrella said...

I had to cancel my registration due to a family conflict. It's great seeing the pictures and hearing how it went. Looks like you all had a great time!

Helen L said...

I love the pics that you shared with us!! And I'd love to go next year, but being in Calif, getting to TX isn't that easy and cheap!! But thanks for sharing the pics, it may be the closest that I get!! :-)

Rachael Stensrud said...

I did attend, but andover wasn't giving away those charm packs when I went by the booth! bummer! I did get a lovely mini charm pack from Moda though =)

Andra said...

I didn't attend this year, and if it worked timing wise I would love to attend, I am really intrigued by the modern quilt patterns I have seen. Thanks for the chance.

Joyce said...

I think its time to start saving my money so I can attend!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I would have loved to attend! It looks like it was all so fun! Maybe next year... :-) Thanks for the fun!

Lou said...

I was there and wish I would of taken some classes. I surely will next year!!!
I loved it!!!!

GO STARS! said...

My sister and I attended. It was very well run for a first year. We truly enjoyed it and would have loved to stay the full weekend. We only got to stay on Thursday and Friday. Will definitely look at going next year!

Schatzi said...

So many gorgeous quilts! I'd love to attend the next QuiltCon.

the corbett kid. said...

i didn't attend this year, but would love to in future. possibly a road trip with my sisters and my mom!

Andres said...

Work permitting I'd love to.

Kim Lapacek said...

I unfortunately did not attend this year. It looks amazing but it coincided with my daughter's 5th birthday...some things you just shouldn't skip. I would LOVE to go! I wish there were more big quilt shows in the midwest (not during apple season...)... Thanks for the swag opportunity!

ELNM said...

I am new to quilting and have not attended. What a dream that would be - the inspiration would be amazing (and probably a little overwhelming)! Thanks for sharing with us!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Cloud 9 said...

Maybe someday I'll get the chance to attend QuiltCon. Thanks for posting all the pictures for us to drool over.

Heidi Staples said...

I could not attend this year, but I would absolutely love to go to the next one. Thanks so much for letting me know about Craftsy's Quilt Con series. I'm heading over there to check it out!

SewCalGal said...

I'm so happy the FQS Team was able to attend the inaugural event of QuiltCon. I hope QuiltCon continues and I too would like to one day attend it.

Thanks for your great reporting at QuiltCon via your blog, Twitter and Facebook. Great inspiration and fun from your insights!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Cindy Gilmour said...

What an amazing trip this would be! I didn't go this year, but would love to attend the next one, it looked like so much fun!

Andee said...

I didn't go but will watch the Craftsy Lecture Series!

Nancy said...

I didn't go,would love to!

Lynnet Hardwick said...

Thank you for sharing pictures for those could not make it! We had this horrible sickness going around, but I dreamed of being there. It looked incredible! A bag of Swag would be awesome!

marshasneedles said...

I had so much wanted to attend this year, but other things got in the way. I would love to attend next time -- next year?? Looking forward to hearing when and where the next one will be.

Monica said...

I didn't attend but it looks like fun! I love that Rainbow Rocks quilt.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I would love to go to QuiltCon someday. But for now I can only dream of attending and experience it through your photos. Thank you!

Shevvy said...

I really wanted to go this year but I had trouble booking and the workshops I wanted were gone in a flash. It was too far to travel to without having those, the cost would have been too much.

Judy1522 said...

I did not attend and do know if I will attend the next event. It looks like it would be fun so I would like to go sometime.

April @ Sewing Novice said...

I have never been to a conference, but would love to sometime. Unfortunately, I don't see that in my near future. So for now, I will enjoy everyone's pictures.

Anonymous said...

Didn't attend this year, but hope to attend in future years. Thanks for posting the pictures!
pdlafamly@gmail.com

Michele Bollmann said...

I would love to attend the next QuiltCon! I am new to quilting and overwhelmed by all the blogs, events, ideas, fabric, online stores and the people involved that seem so fantastic! Thanks for sharing your experience!

Mary Ann R said...

I did not attend. It looks like a really fun show. I love to attend any quilt shows held in my area. Would love to attend some of the larger shows.

lauraweaver said...

I didn't go this time around but had several friends that did and I will FOR SURE be going in the future!!! So jealous of everyone there and LUV LUV LUVed looking at all the Instagram photos from everyone!!!

Sarina said...

I didn't attend and don't see it in my near future, so I love that you share it all with us so we can feel like we were there!

kath said...

I'd love to attend but I'm not sure that will happen in the near future. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Kim said...

Oh my gosh--I would love to go one year!!!! What wonderful inspiration. Lucky ducks!

Sophie Brown said...

I couldn't go this year but certainly hope to in the future! Look like a wonderful event!

R bryan said...

Oh I wish I did attend! I plan on going to future events -it is great seeing all the photos & reading the reports!! It looks delightful!!!!

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