08 Mar 2013
I thought a great way to finish up an exciting week of news from QuiltCon would be with a giveaway. BUT... before we get to that I want to share one more special quilt from the Modern Quilt Convention.
A few months before QuiltCon the Modern Quilt Guild put a challenge out to all of its members to make a quilt block using the QuiltCon colors (orange, lime, aqua and grey). They then selected blocks to make one quilt to raffle off at the show, with the proceeds going to a local Austin children's shelter. The rest of the blocks were divided amongst the local guilds to make twin sized quilts for beds at the children's shelter. What a great idea- an excuse to quilt and help a local community at the same time!
Here is the quilt Elizabeth Hartman put together with the blocks selected from the challenge. I personally love the armadillo in the bottom right corner!! (Click on the quilt image for a closer look)
Ok... now the moment you have all been waiting for- I brought this tote bag back from QuiltCon for ONE lucky WINNER. And that winner could be you. Simply comment on this blog post below. I would love to hear what your favorite quilt was from over the past week. Or what are you most excited to try when you work on your next (or maybe first) modern quilt? We will randomly be picking the winner on Monday, March 11th.
Along with the AWESOME QuiltCon tote bag, I am also including one of our favorite new modern quilt books, Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe. It was definitly a hit at the Sewing Expo down in Puyallup last weekend. If you are not our lucky winner, check out the book in any of our stores and online!
Thanks for joining me for this QuiltCon recap. I hope you enjoyed it and much as I did writting it!