QuiltCon, presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, is a smaller show than other national shows like Mid-Atlantic that we are used to going to, with a different vibe. It felt fresher, younger (though all ages were in attendance), energized. The vendor section included booths for some fabric, notion and thread companies (though they weren't selling), adding a bit of a trade show feel. Education was also a big part of the conference - there were workshops and lectures with over 40 instructors. Topics seemed to be more technique than project oriented. It was good to be exposed to another aspect of quilting and a new group of vendors. We took in 2 lectures on Saturday, one on printing fabric and another on social media, both topics that probably would not be addressed at a traditional show. Another obvious difference was the use of technology - a podcast booth, live Facebook streaming, and electronic boards that showcased ongoing video of participants and twitter comments. All very 21st century! There were so many wonderful quilts, its very hard to choose which ones to share. We hope you enjoy these selections!
We encourage you to click on any of these pictures and enlarge them to get a closer look at the quilting. Some are just spectacular!