Monthly Archives: February 2013

QuiltCon-Part I


QuiltCon 2013 finally arrived! I thought it was even better than the high expectations I had set for it. Austin was a fun city with great restaurants. I took three workshops and attended the show. It was a busy three days! I’m going to post my trip in parts, because it’s too much for one post! We got there Wednesday afternoon and went to check in for our workshops. Much to my surprise, there was a swag bag and participation ribbons waiting for me!

swag bag

swag bag 2

participation ribbons

Thursday morning was my first workshop. Tune in tomorrow for the first workshop post!


Madrona Road Challenge


The February KCMQG meeting was the reveal for our Madrona Road designed by Violet Craft challenge quilts. Michael Miller generously supplied the guild with fabric and we were each given a fat eighth bundle. We could add more Madrona Road fabric or solid fabric. We had to choose a traditional quilt block and make it modern. The traditional block had to be included somewhere on the quilt. I chose the churn dash. I should add we have over a foot of snow here, so here is my quilt in the snow!

Madrona road 1

Madrona road 2

madrona road label


I made the label and framed it with leftover selvages and lovingly named it “Donkey Dash.”

Madrona road and Cali

Here’s Cali helping me take pictures in the snow!