I took my time strolling amongst the impressive quilts, absorbing the talent and inspired by the stories. Meeting some wonderful quilting friends was great fun. This lovely pouch was given to me by the incredibly sweet Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty. Look at those teeny, tiny squares of gorgeous fabric!
I attended some great lectures and one class and even managed to squeeze in a little shopping. This is what I dumped out of my suitcase back at home.
I demonstrated great restraint in my shopping, particularly fabric. A few gems had to come home with me. Gee, what do all these Japanese fabrics have in common? On the left is from Studio Choco and the other pups are Trefle from Kokka Fabric in two color ways of course. More fabric that will be "too special" to use. Oops.
The city maps from Les Fleurs was long overdue to come home with me.
This prolonged recovery from surgery has reignited my interest in handwork including cross stitch, embroidery, even another attempt at knitting. I picked up these embroidery items from the French General booth.
I really love to free motion quilt and am continuing to improve my skills. In several of the FMQ'ing classes I have taken over the years, the use of stencils and pounce chalk has been suggested. I'm not sure how good I am going to be at following the lines, but I did give in and purchase a starter package with some fun and more complex patterns to try. I'll let you know how this goes!
I've got a few more QuiltCon stories but this post is too long already!