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
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.
This calls for a new suitcase!