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A Bit More of Quiltcon 2019

I had a few more quilt pictures from Quiltcon 2019 Nashville to share. Picture heavy, and I’ll let you decide if all of the pictures were worth it!

Shame Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Shame
Shame Tag
The Show UP Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Show UP! my favorite STATEMENT quilt!
Show UP Quilt Tag
Tag for Show UP!
A portion of the Modern Times Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
A protion of Modern Times Quilt
Modern Times Quilt Tag
Stripey Strip Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Stripey Stripe Quilt.
Detail of the Stripey Strip Quilt
Detail- curved quilting Stripey Stripe Quilt
Tag for the Stripey Stripe Quilt
The Stripey Stripe Tag
Residual Quilt from Quiltcon 2019
Residual Quilt (most of it)
Detail of the Residual Quilt
Detail of Residual Quilt
The tag for Residual Quilt
Residual Quilt Tag

I enjoyed visiting the Quiltcon 2019 and glad that I went with friends. Very colorful. Interestingly enough I have a colorful quilt on the wall… and in the building stages. Not sure it would qualify as ‘modern’ though! There will be a total of 8 fabrics in my bright combo. Picked them out January 24th to use for a demo of the Quilters Select Rulers.

Stack of bright Kona Solid fabric

Are you a member of the Modern Quilt Guild? They have Groups in most metro areas. Here is a link to the Modern Quilt Guild https://www.themodernquiltguild.com/ and the membership page if you are interested in a group near you https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/guild_locator. No groups in Kentucky, but I was a member of the Chicagoland one… around 2009 and then I moved.

Beth

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Quiltcon Nashville 2019

Cascade Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville

As promised some pictures from Quiltcon Nashville.

There were lots of very interesting quilts; some visually stimulating, some left us scratching our heads, and some very loud statements. Almost all of them were interesting in some way- form, color, quilting or pattern. While Quiltcon tries to be different, getting photographs was difficult. Aisles were a bit to narrow to accommodate all the visitors and taking pictures too. Below are a few that caught my eye. The photos go in order of the whole or most of the quilt, detail if I got one, and the quilt tag as posted at the show.

Quiltcon Carolinas Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Carolinas Quilt
Tag for Carolinas Quilt
Cascade Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Cascades Quilt
Tag for the Cascade Quilt
Thats Life Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Thats Life Quilt Tag
Peeling Away Quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Detail of Peeling Away Quilt
Peeling Away Quilt Tag
Wild Goose Riot quilt from Quiltcon Nashville
Ready Aim Fire Quilt
Ready Aim Fire Quilt detail
Ready Aim Fire Tag

There are still more intriguing quilts from Quiltcon Nashville 2019… but WordPress likes to do its own thing with photographs… and I dont‘ want to bore you with too many pictures at once. (I think you can click on any image for a larger view). I will post more over the next few days. Do any of these strike a chord with you?

Beth

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A Boost from a Friend!

Wanda of ExuberantColor.com

For I Have A Notion™! from Wanda of ExuberantColor.com. Wanda is a friend both online and in real life, and she is also a quilter. No surprise there I’m sure.

Meet Wanda

You may already know Wanda through her blog ExuberantColor.com, or her Colorwash 360 class and quilts. For the record Wanda blogs daily. Mostly about quilting, but she includes some birds, critters, food, plants, friends, and family are thrown into the mix too. However, most days it is about quilting. What she is working on, how she does it, sometimes her inspiration, and always fabric and color! I drop by nearly every day to see what she is working on.

Wanda of ExuberantColor.com at the opening of her one-woman show at the  Ciel Gallery in Charlotte NC
Wanda Hanson at the opening of her one-woman show at the  Ciel Gallery in Charlotte NC
Wanda of ExuberantColor.com teaching her Colorwash360 class
Wanda teaching her Colorwash360 class.

Recently, one of us posted a comment to the other, (I can’t remember which one), about the Richard Hemmings #10 Milliners needles and how it is our favorite needle for hand stitching down quilt bindings. I also know some hand stitchers that prefer this needle for ‘needle turn applique’ as well. Anyway, we also continued with a discussion about some other things we like for particular sewing tasks that are more difficult to find.

Richard Hemmings #10 Milliners Needles

Wanda mentioned in our conversation, that a couple of items she prefers are difficult to find, and is often asked by her readers where they can be found. Aside from the Milliners Needles, we talked about John James Long Darning Needles and Mettler White thread for basting.

What Makes Them Must Haves?

Wanda likes the John James Long Darning Needles for hand basting her quilts for quilting on the domestic machine. The long darning needles allow for making large stitches with less hand fatigue than with smaller shorter needles. Wand also uses a different stitch for her basting, which helps keep the sandwich from moving while quilting.

Wanda also likes the Mettler White Thread for basting because it breaks easily when pulled. A big benefit, if it was caught in the quilting stitches. Wanda has written several posts on hand basting a quilt; this post, and this post, and several more are listed under ‘Basting’ in the Labels on the right side of the page.

So THANK YOU, Wanda, for the boost and for all the quilters that have visited I Have A Notion from the link on Wanda’s post! If you have not visited Wanda before you are in for a treat at www.ExuberantColor.com

Beth