Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I'm going to QuiltCon!

Ever since QuiltCon, the inaugural modern quilting conference and show, was announced in February, I've been looking forward to attending this amazing event. It's going to be held in Austin, Texas from February 21st to 24th, 2013. It will be four days full of modern quilting workshops, lectures, and meet ups and I can't wait. Registration begins tomorrow at 7:00am PST and I'll be ready and waiting at my computer!

I've thought long and hard about my workshop wish list and I think I'll restrain myself and only sign up for two workshops. I know I'll want to have time to go to lectures, visit the quilt show and vendors, get out into Austin, and, most importantly, socialize with other modern quilters. I'm eager to talk to presidents and members of other modern quilt guilds to hear how their guilds are going and what they're excited about.

Even if you can't attend QuiltCon, you have a chance to be part of it by submitting a quilt to the quilt show by November 30th. Or perhaps you already submitted a block to the QuiltCon block challenge? I just caught a sneak peek of my block here and I look forward to seeing it soon in the series on The Modern Quilt Guild's blog.

The Modern Quilt Guild masterminds have worked so hard to make this awesome event come together and I'm thankful to them! They've thought of everything, from a fabric-obsessed visitor's guide to Austin, to an 80's dance party, to video tutorials explaining how to register.

Will I see you at QuiltCon 2013? I hope so!


  1. Good luck with your registration Holly. I hope you get all the workshops you want!!

  2. Wow, sounds like so much fun. I can't wait for your recap!

  3. be quick on the keyboard tomorrow morning and good luck! How fun to see your quilt block in the photo. You will have an amazing time - I can't wait to hear about it, too!

  4. so exciting! Crossing fingers for great workshops!

  5. I am looking forward to seeing your block, Holly!

    I have limited my workshops, too, for the exact same reasons! My little chart with my 1st and 2nd choices and lecture pass days is ready to go for 7am tomorrow. :)

  6. Good Luck Holly! Looking forward to hearing what you got into.

  7. Oh wow! Sounds like it'll be an amazing weekend! Wish I could go too but I'll just have to live vicariously through you and your blog :)



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