Wednesday, February 18, 2015


If you're on Instagram, you've probably seen  a lot of photos with the #helloquiltcon hashtag lately. Selfies are so not my thing, but I couldn't resist this time!

So 8 months after that hectic morning of registration, it's finally time to GO to QuiltCon! I'm all ready with new moo cards and pins to swap.
And to some degree, I'll be traveling handmade. You know, the requisite new bag, the purse of course, my favorite Zakka messenger bag, my fresh patchwork-covered sketch book, my snugly cased Kindle, and of course a myriad of handmade bags and pouches. That all should keep me fabric-happy while away from my sewing machine, eh?
Here's a list of lectures and classes I'm scheduled to take, though I'm still waitlisted for a few classes, so things could change:

LE03 Creative Exercises to Inspire Your Design Process with Alexia Marcelle Abegg

LE04 Improvisational Process and Patchwork with Sherri Lynn Wood

LE06 Becoming A Better Quilter with Angela Walters

620 Emphasis with Carolyn Friedlander

515C Basic Improv Quiltmaking with Quilters of Gee's Bend

LE22 Art History and the Modern Quilter with Casey York

LE24 Architecture, Quilts + Us with Carolyn Friedlander

LE25 Keynote with The Quilter's of Gee's Bend

LE26 Making Old Favorites Feel New Again: Methods of Modern Traditionalism in Quilting with Elizabeth Dackson

LE28 Modern Quilt Documentation with Susan Beal

LE31 Alternate Gridwork with Heather Grant

LE32 The Changing Social Media Marketing Landscape with Christen Barber

Yeah, my schedule's pretty full! I have a few meet-ups scheduled, and then there's the Moda Party and the Noodlehead meet-up too. It's going to be a very full few days!

I'll have two quilts at QuiltCon - Fissures will be hanging in the show, and Red Hots will be in the Pinwheels booth along with other Oakshott projects.

And lastly, if you want to peek in on the action, there will be lots posted on Instagram I'm sure. Watch hashtags #quiltcon, #quiltcon2015, #quiltconpinswap, and the more personal #debandrachdoquiltcon that my daughter Rachel/Snippets of Sweetness and I will be using while we are there. I'm hoping to blog a bit, but internet accessibility, time, and energy will determine that for sure.

So....does it sound exciting? Yes! Does it sound overwhelming? Yes! Off we go!


  1. Have a ball! I look forward to seeing more on IG!

  2. I hope you have a fabulous time Debbie! Your class list is enviable! I'd love to take all of them, And visit Wonkyworld's Quilts of the 70s display......

  3. enjoy it all! wish I was going to be there too

  4. Yes it sounds like tons of fun! I hope you will be able to blog since I don't have IG so even if it is just pics...I hope you get to do all those classes but most important have fun!!

  5. Have so much fun! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

  6. Phew, hope you haven't dropped with exhaustion yet and are having blast!

  7. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you at QC! So many people, so much to see! But you certainly were well prepared and a busy person!!