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It's another word for "conference".

In this case, it's a congregation of quilters who will be gathering together to learn, observe, see amazing quilts, shop - of course, be inspired, converse and party.  It is Austin, after all.

I'm referring to QuiltCon.  Are you going?  Do you know what it is?

Short version - QuiltCon is a modern quilt event, a conference and show created by and for The Modern Quilt Guild.  Attendees come from all over the world to take classes from some of the top modern quilting instructors, see the exceptional modern quilts on display in the show and exhibits, and shop.  The first QuiltCon event was in 2013 and like this year's event, it was held in Austin, Texas.

Moda is going!  We'll be there with the Moda Bake Shop, several Moda designers and as a sponsor.


This is a "before" picture... Holly has finished contemplating the booth design and is now concentrating her efforts into turning this into the Moda Bake Shop booth in a couple of weeks.

Jen Kingwell is coming all the way from Australia to be in Austin - she'll be conveyed into the Bake Shop at least part of the time. I met Jen and Lucy in Pittsburgh last year, and we convened in Houston when she debuted Gardenvale.  Lucy is Jen's daughter and she runs Amitie Quilts in Gardenvale, Australia while Jen is living in United Arab Emirates.  Everything you've heard about how congenial they are is true - times ten.


Absolutely wonderful.  The quilts are too.

Jen's new book won't be available until March but she's got terrific connections so I've got my fingers crossed that she'll have a copy that we can peek into.


Is there anything you'd like me to ask Jen?

Vanessa Christenson - V & Co. - will be there too, she's conducting a couple of classes.  The first is on Triangles - half-triangle squares, flying geese, 60-degree triangles, paper-pieced triangles and wonky triangles.  The second is using her signature ombres - how to use them and make them work in your quilts and projects.


Of course they're both sold out.

If you're going to be there, the Moda Bake Shop won't be selling anything, but I hear there will be plenty of good fabric-related reasons for stopping by.  Just saying...

I hope you'll be there but if you can't make it to Austin, I'll take plenty of pictures.

And I'll stop using words that start with "con".

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