I had such a fun time rooming with Faith and Lee, and we spent a good part of our time laughing (and instagramming). I love Kim, and it was fun to see her so much! Those three ladies had quite the Austin adventure Saturday night. My husband was right–part of the reason I wanted to go was for the girl’s weekend! I have been to a number of industry events over the last few years, and I love getting to hang out with people I only see at these events. I enjoyed making new friends, and am happy to report that I came home without a tattoo, although it seems I was in the minority here.
So, how did I spend my time at QuiltCon? I did a little bit of shopping (more on that another time), had fun walking through the booths, and I’m not sure I actually took the time to visit every booth. I walked the quilt exhibit a few times, but know I missed some quilts.
I enjoyed my only class, and learned different quilting patterns and technique from Angela Walters–she is a great teacher! I had a lecture pass, and these were the highlights for me: Kristen Leijniecks gave a fascinating lecture on copyright, I heard a rumor the powerpoint might be posted online–I’ll let you know if it is. Heather Ross read an essay from an upcoming book, and it was spellbinding. Anna Maria Horner was just as beautiful in her lecture as she is in her blog–I know I’m not the only one who cried when her daughter went to college! I took a yoga for quilters class, and should have ditched the tight jeans for yoga pants. Next time.
Craftsy videotaped a few of the lectures, which are available for free. They also have a “People of QuiltCon” video, which I am in twice. That was a fun surprise!
Thanks, QuiltCon! See you in 2015!