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It’s been over a week since I got back from Quilt Con in Austin, and I don’t want to miss the chance to wax poetic about what a great, inspiring show it was! I knew that the quilts would be amazing, and I was excited about many of the lectures I had planned to see. Well, I was just blown away by how informative and entertaining the lectures were, and how inspired I felt by the work and the great community of modern quilters I met (or re-met) there. I heard about the history of “modern” from Thomas Knauer, Learned about photography from David Butler, learned about color from Amy Butler, heard about the paths to design taken by Heather Ross, Anna Maria Horner and the amazing Denyse Schmidt, plus got lots of information on publishing for books and magazines and the role of the quilt guilds. And to top it off, I got to see AUSTIN for the first time, and had a total blast. What a great city! Here is a small and random selection of quilts in the show, as well as a few shots of Austin. Enjoy!

Shattered by Leanne Chahley

Paper Shredder by Pamela Johnson

Glass House Shelves by Denyse Schmidt

Off the B.O.W. by the Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild

Watt Wonder by Alison Robins

A section of Thomas Knauer’s In Defense of Handmade

Radioactive by Kelly Wood

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