Tuesday, June 24, 2014

QuiltCon 2015 Registration

Holy Cow!  I had no idea how stressful QuiltCon planning and registration would be.  There was so much anticipation on instagram with #quiltconplanning popping up all weekend up until the moment registration opened at 11AM this morning east coast time.  


Now this is my first QuiltCon, but it seems that I was lucky twice over this week.  First, I was selected as a QuiltCon super volunteer.  In exchange for 16 hours of volunteering during the conference, super volunteers receive free four-day pass to the quilt show, a goodie bag including two t-shirts, and a great group of other volunteers to chat with and get to know during the conference.  I am most excited about meeting/spending time with some of my quilty blogger friends.  I'm thrilled that I will be able to spend 4 hours at the registration table meeting quilty friends as they come into the conference center, 4 hours assisting in lecture halls (and hopefully listening in to great lectures!), and a whole day assisting in a workshop as well.  

Then this morning, I was lucky and was able to register for two workshops.  I am stoked to learn more about curved piecing with Sarah Nishiura in "Consider Curves" and learn about applique (which I have never tried!) with Carolyn Friedlander in "Aerial Grove".  I was drawn to the photo of this quilt in the workshop materials that I just couldn't pass it by.  These are two techniques that I am thrilled to take on and expand my piecing/quilting options. 

I'm hoping to go back and register for some lectures later but these were my top priority today.  Are you going to QuiltCon?  What workshops are you taking?  Are you going to the Moda Party?  Are there any lectures you recommend?

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  1. Oh, I do envy you, Michele! Can't wait to read about your adventures at QuiltCon. Hope you have the time of your life!

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    1. Thanks Lorna! I'm so new to the quilty world but I am lucky to have the opportunity to go to Austin. Perhaps next year you can join in the fun!

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    1. Fingers crossed! Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Wow you got some good volunteer spots - they were gone by the time I got in….congrats!! I got some white glove duty but I may have to swap out as the workshops I wanted to get into were full. I did get into one - I am doing triangles with V and Co I am excited about. I think the experience of meeting folks will be fantastic!!

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    1. I really love V and Co and the variety of patterns they have created with their ombre fabrics. That class was on my list of wants, but seriously, what class wasn't?!

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  4. I cant wait to hear about the Aerial Grove class. I saw the picture for the workshop and really wanted to try it, I may still make it from the book :)

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    1. I can't wait for my copy of the book to come from Amazon! I love so many things in it. I think the only thing that will keep me from trying it before February is that it will be a new technique for me and I want to learn from the master ;) Thanks for stopping by Mina.

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  5. I'll be there, too! Pretty darn excited about a binding workshop on Sunday, and I'm signed up for a ton of lectures. I'll be in the back with a baby in a pouch - hopefully a content, non-screaming baby. :)

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