I think I have finally recovered from what I feel has been one of the most AWESOME quilt experiences of my life!!! QUILTCON 2017 in Savannah, Georgia. It was non-stop for 5 solid days. Try doing that on one leg and one knee. Yeah....needless to say...I was exhausted by the time my all day Sunday class came around. I actually fell asleep sitting up in front of my sewing machine while the teacher was talking!!! Very embarrassing!!! But Zippy (knee scooter) and I made it through.
Today I thought I would start with all the awesome fun people I met.
Then the next post will have the quilts I saw.
The above photo was my #helloquiltcon photo for IG so people would know what I looked like.
I checked in on Wednesday night...and even got a Swag bag of goodies as I was one of the first 1500 people to register on line.
....and here is the bag I got and all the goodies that was inside.
Those Elizabeth Hartman bags were a hot commodity...they sold out fast. To those that didn't get one for free.
Sometimes People would walk up to me...and say they knew exactly who I was...that they follow both my art feed and my quilt feed on Instagram. And they knew I was going to be here with buttons...and would ask for one. If they didn't have a button to swap...I told them they had to pay with a selfie...lol!!! They would always laugh and say sure thing. This happened at least a dozen times.
While I was at the show I did three mini quilt swaps. The first one was with my IG friend @freebirdquiltingdesigns .....Carolyn she is from Australia. I made the Pink quilt she is holding and she made the white quilt with applique that I am holding. It was absolutely lovely to meet her in person and swap mini's with her as well.
Then MQG hosted their very first mini-swap and I am standing with my partner Marla (@pennylanequilts) lol!!! ....my friends were taking pictures...and I guess they caught me looking nervous as she was opening her quilt!!!
I had nothing to worry about ...she loved it very much!!!
The pluses measure 1 1/2" sq.
I called the quilt "Happy Dance"
There was a 3rd mini quilt ...that was to be given to me...but, yeah....um....moving on...
... Let's talk about all the FUN people I got to meet shall we?!!!
Mathew @misterdomestic ....He did and awesome demo that I want to try!!! I really enjoyed meeting him in person!!!
I even ran into some Jacksonville Peeps!!!!!
Ms. Sue Bleiweiss...I have her book. And she had a quilt in the show...and it won 1st place in its category.
The lovely Leah Day
Ms. Victoria Findlay Wolfe
IG friend..... @messygoat
Allison ....another IG friend I got to meet in person...(@quiltdesignatelier)
I even made new friends from IG!!!
Ms. Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co!!!
Laura Hartrich (@Quiltstories)
Susan Brubaker Knapp.... Really?!!! Super-Cool!!!!
Ailson Glass ... Yes!!!! Laura and I were giddy school girls!!!
Tula Pink in the house!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!
Sarah Thomas (@sariditty)
I LOVE this picture.... I got both Nicole (@lillyellasworld) and Sarah (@sariditty) to do a selfie with me. LOVE these girls. They are sooooo talented and sooo sweet too.
Melissa Averinos ....and my face I worked on while in her class. Which I lost between Georgia and home :(
and my partner for the show and room mate was Laura.
We had a blast...Love Laura to pieces!! She is a great friend. I really enjoyed the show and hanging out with her and meeting all these awesome quilters.
If you get a chance to go to a Quiltcon...you should...that is my recommendation.
Next post will be of the quilts.....