By now I'm sure you have seen many pictures of the quilts. Sew Mama Sew has a very complete post with pictures and credits. A particular focus area right now for me is quilting therefore I took a lot of close up pictures. These are just a few samples:
my last post, this trip was a combined quilting adventure and vacation with my husband (as part of our 50 State Challenge). Therefore, I planned my days carefully to balance taking classes, attending lectures, walking through the quilt show and the vendor space and touring Austin.
and ended up with this:
Cheryl had many specific tips to assist in the differentiation of value. I will definitely add to this top in the future.
I attended a lectures by Meg Cox (quilt photography), one by Angela Walters (quilting negative space) and Victoria Findlay Wolfe (I've forgotten the specific name but it was awesome). I learned something from each one. In order:
- Really, you don't like to see my husband's fingers and feet holding quilts in pictures? I'll work on that. Sorry.
- Thank you for apparently not noticing all the mistakes in my quilting that I anguish over when my nose is inches from the quilt.
- I hope to someday be as brave as Victoria Findlay Wolfe and take scissors to a completed quilt top and rebuild it. She is brave and ruthless when it comes to her work!
I did just a little fabric shopping. Honestly, the swag that was in the bag given to each attendee was impressive. I would have been happy if that was all I left QuiltCon with.
I hope to find some time to sew over the next few days. Lots going on with the move, I promise an update soon!