Road to Austin: QuiltCon 2013

by melissa on February 22, 2012

Hmmm, wonder what kind of a shop hop can we put together between here and Austin?

Well, we’ve got a year to plan it. And it’s definitely a trip worth planning, with the ultimate destination being QuiltCon, the first international conference and show for modern quilters being sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild in February 2013.

If you’ve been under a rock (or having problems with your ‘net access), you’ll be hungry for details on this exciting news. Here you go:

Feb. 21-24, 2013

Austin Convention Center

Austin, Texas

Speakers include Denyse Schmidt, as keynoter, along with Malka Dubrawsky, Elizabeth Hartman, Anna Maria Horner, Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.

The sponsor line-up is just as illustrious, namely Stash Books, Janome America, Michael Miller Fabrics and Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

The four-day event will include a juried modern quilt show with cash prizes, vendors, lectures and workshops from top modern quilters.

And there will be two special exhibits–Denyse Schmidt’s Quilts and Modern Historical Quilts curated by Ellen Rushman, a graduate student of the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Oh, and there will be shopping! More than 70 vendors with products and services geared toward modern quilters’ interests and tastes are expected in the trade show segment of QuiltCon.

Gee, Fat Quarterly retreat in London this June…the second annual Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City this October….QuiltCon in Austin next February.  And there’s always Festival.

This calls for a new suitcase!


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Katy Identicon Icon Katy February 22, 2012 at 4:24 am

Alas, this was an event too far both with my bank manager and my boss (regarding holiday time) as I’m doing the FQ Retreat and the Sewing Summit this year, but maybe in 2014 I can make it!


Krista - Poppyprint Identicon Icon Krista - Poppyprint February 22, 2012 at 11:54 am

I just love it that there will be a show of “Modern Historical Quilts”. So much of what we are considering modern quilting right now had ground work laid in the early part of this century in the form of stunning Amish (and other) quilts!


Laura Haywood Identicon Icon Laura Haywood February 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

This calls for a new bank account with lots of money in it! I’m definitely going to try to budget for QuiltCon, though.


quiltzyx/sue Identicon Icon quiltzyx/sue February 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Anyone have a winning Lotto ticket they want to hand to me? Or a ridulously high-paying job with generous vacation time?
This sounds like a lot of fun!!


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