Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Modern Quilt Blogs

I am excited!  I guess the truth is really that I AM EXCITED!

QUILTCON BEGINS THIS WEEK!

QUILTCON IS ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY!

I'LL BE AT QUILTCON!!!

ON MY BIRTHDAY!

yippee!  yay! 
 
happy dance and all that

All this excitement has me focused, as much as I can focus anyway, and doing a bit of homework on modern quilts.  I've been reading a few more blogs than usual.  And I've been pinning.  I haven't tweeted, but I've been receiving a few tweets.  I'm happy to report that everything is looking pretty good for this weekend.

Well, I say everything.  Rich and I are planning to go, but we haven't really arranged anything.  He's a fly-by-the-seat kind of guy, and I've been horribly busy trying to catch up at work. 

So when I say everything, I mean everything according to other's reports.  My plan is to get in the car and let Rich take care of the rest.  If all goes well, I'll grade papers and nap a bit for the seven hours that we'll be on the road.  If all goes normally, I'll have to really push through the papers during the return trip.  Therefore, I have a plan: nap a little and grade a lot going, then grade a little and nap more returning.  We'll see how it goes....

Back to real reason for this post: I've been reading more blogs lately and thought I'd share a few very interesting sites with you.

Christa Quilts has a great page of some of the quilts that will be at QuiltCon.  Here's one of the photos that she has posted.  If you're curious about the quilts that got juried in, this is a definite read.  These three quilts are from Kati of From the Blue Chair.  While there, read Kati's profile to find why her blog is called this.


At Moose on the Porch Quilts, Konda has a great list of modern quilt blogs, so you may want to visit there just for the list.  Konda has a booth at Quilt Market and is presenting info for quilt shops--her reason for the list. 

Next up is Film in the Fridge and Ashley's beautiful photos.  It's worth the time just for the experience of enjoying her photos.  Ah, to have her talent!

Faith from Fresh Lemons Quilts has a happy blog about family, sewing, home d├ęcor, and, of course, quilting.  Check out her Love Notes quilt.

Kathy blogs about pattern design, her fabric shop, and making things at Pink Chalk Studio.  See these solids posted on her blog, I want!  It's a good thing that I can't physically walk into her shop.  I am out of control online: imagine the damage I could do!


And finally, at Cluck Cluck Sew, Allison is known for her tutorials, several of which I've read to learn how to write instructions for this blog. 

Let's not forget The Modern Quilt Guild, whose mission is "to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education, and community."  
Happy Quilting,
Mary

1 comment:

Carla said...

Have fun! You have linked to some of my favourite blogs ; )