It's hard to believe that I'll be in Austin, Texas in less than a week for QuiltCon! It's always hard to leave my family, but I'm really looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting lots of new ones. And I'm super excited about being in a city with much warmer temperatures. I thought it was about time that I formally share my schedule while I'm there because I realize that I haven't done that yet. Whoops!
I'm giving two lectures at the show, the first of which is on Friday, February 20th, from 11-11: 45. I'll be speaking about Large Scale Piecing, which I feel is fundamental to Modern Quilting. I'll talk about its roots, ways to simplify design elements, how to increase the scale of traditional block designs, and the logistics of how to deal with such large pieces of fabric.
My second lecture is also on Friday, the 20th, from 4-4:45. I'll be teaching the basics of color theory and color interaction and specifically how to apply those ideas to quilting projects. I'll discuss the major fundamentals of color theory and design, how different colors relate to each other, and how a color can be influenced by other colors that surround it. I'll also share some tips on how to build your own color library using your own sense of design and intuitive color theory.
I'm so excited that three of my quilts will be display at the show! My Improvisational Pineapple quilt, shown at the top of this post, will be in the special exhibition featuring quilts from the Modern Solids Challenge, sponsored by FreeSpirit Fabric.
My Fly Away quilt will also be on display, although I'm not sure where it's going to be hanging. This is one of two of my quilts that were accepted by the jurors to be included in the show at QuiltCon.
And my Improvisational Half Log Cabin quilt will be on display too. This is seriously my most favorite quilt that I have ever made, so much so that I've remade it two more times. More on that later.
But, perhaps the thing I'm most excited about is that I get to share my new book at QuiltCon! Please come visit me in the Stitch Lab booth, #216, on Saturday, February 21 from 3-4:00 where I'll be giving a sneak peek of my upcoming book, "Quilt Local." I'll have a digital copy to show as well as some of the quilts from my book.
I'll also be hanging around in the Crimson Tate booth, #713, when I'm not in my classes with Anna Maria Horner and the quilters of Gee's Bend. It's going to be a pretty great weekend, I do believe. Hope to see you there!