Whew! We’re back from QuiltCon and all we can say is, “Wow.” Between the activity at our booth and all of the stunning quilts, we are sufficiently blown away by how amazing this industry is. Now that we’re home, we’ve gathered our photos and are ready to share a little recap of Quiltcon 2015!
Jessica from Dear Stella and Hayden from our sister company, Timeless Treasures, were in the joint-booth for all four days of the event. Here they are on the very first morning, right before the doors opened!
On the left side of the booth we had an “unwind” section, where attendees could sit down, charge their phones, and do some relaxing paper piecing (shapes provided by Paper Pieces).
There was also an opportunity to sign up for our e-newsletters and check out some of our newer collections in fat quarter bundle form.
On the right side of the booth, there was space to doing some hand sewing for our charity quilt project. We provided 10″ squares of Wee Gallery’s original Dress Me print that attendees could decorate with embroidery or appliqué.
We took home all of the 10″ Dress Me squares and will be making them into a quilt to donate to a cause in Austin. Subscribe to our blog to stay updated on the progress and, of course, the finished quilt!
There was plenty of fabric (organized in rainbow order, of course!), including Wee Gallery’s new Clothes for the Playground print, as well as thread, needles, buttons, and other supplies generously provided by Prym Consumer and Superior Threads.
We had fun and informative demos for the first three days of the show, thanks to the lovely Mandy Munroe and Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations. We learned more about English paper piecing, embroidery, and appliqué from Mandy, as well as how to use Jessica’s curved Pathways Ruler.
Check out more photos of the goings-on in our busy booth below. We even had a visit from the winner of the Dear Stella Fabric Challenge at the inaugural QuiltCon 2013, Melody Baker!
A big thank you goes out to Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs for making the gorgeous signs that hung in our booth. They made our booth feel so bright and happy! You can read Shayla’s post about these signs on her blog here.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much to all of the generous attendees who spent time stitching at our booth last week. It was incredibly humbling to have so many people sewing alongside each other to make this charity quilt a reality. It was an honor getting to know you all. And thanks to the Modern Quilt Guild for working so hard to put on this amazing event!