My Time at QuiltCon 2018…

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I had so much fun at QuiltCon last week but it is always good to be home. I had a lot of fun meeting people from the online world and chatting about our fun, crazy quilting world and I even took a class. I also managed to get away for a little non-quilting time. There’s a lot of photos, not TOO many words, but a lot of photos.

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The first thing you noticed when you arrived at the Convention Center in Pasadena was all the charity quilts that were on display. I took photos of a few of my favorites. This one is called Northwest Passage by the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

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I love this explosion of Dresden Plates called Life in Pieces by the Tucson Modern Quilt Guild.

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I love this blown up star. This quilt is of course called Star Power by the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.

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This non-traditional Bear Paw is called There is no Planet B by the Niagara Modern Quilt Guild.

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The last charity quilt I will share (there were many, many more) is Viva Fiesta San Antonio! by the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild.

The Convention Center in Pasadena was a very pretty building that had some interesting architecture. Can you tell from that blue sky that the weather was perfect while I was there?

On Thursday I took a class called Exploring the 9 Patch hosted by Amy Ellis. The point of the class was to breakdown a 9 patch into different components. I enjoyed this class because I really like to create secondary patterns in my quilts.

Amy also shared some of her original quilts with us that you may have seen around the intranets.

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I was starting to feel a little closed in, in the more urban surroundings of Pasadena so I decided to take a drive on Friday. I drove through some mountains to Simi Valley and enjoyed this view.

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From Simi Valley I drove to Malibu to take in a great view of the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes I miss the smell of the ocean, it always takes me back to being a kid when we were always at the beach.

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Best of Show… Going Up by Stephanie Skatdal.

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Judges Choice… Blue Jean Butterflies by Charlotte Noll

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Judges Choice… Nests and Vessels #1: The House Protects the Dreamer by Leslie Tucker Jenison

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3rd Place in Applique… Fauchet by Virginia Robinson

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Best Machine Quilting Framed… All The Best Parties by Susan Kyle

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Best Machine Quilting Frameless… Happy Dance by Sandra Kaye

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In my excitement I forgot to get the information on this quilt. Even though it didn’t win a ribbon, it was my favorite of the quilts on display in the show.

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Saturday morning I went to The Huntington Library to walk around and enjoy the sunny day. I had to chuckle because it was about 60 degrees and I was warm in the top and cardigan sweater and Californians were all wearing parkas and beanies and freezing. The Huntington Library is a beautiful Botanic Garden and Art Museum. It’s a must do if you are in the area.

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3 thoughts on “My Time at QuiltCon 2018…

  1. Looks like you had a fabulous time, and you hit some of my favorite spots in southern California! Is that the view from the Reagan library in Simi? The building looks familiar, but I can’t quite tell.

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