Thursday, February 21, 2013

QuiltCon, here we come!

You've probably been seeing a lot of about QuiltCon on quilting and sewing blogs lately. For good reason--it's the first year for this exciting modern quilt show and conference, and it runs February 21-24 in Austin, Texas. If you're at the show, please stop by our booth, #121, and say hello!

For those of you who are not attending QuiltCon, no worries, we will be sharing some photos and impressions of the show here on the blog. 

In the meantime, we sat down Modern Quilt Relish designers  Marny Buck and Jill Guffy, who have a booth at the show and are also selling kits for some of their patterns at the show. We think you'll love these quilts made out of our Googlies fabric as much as we do! 

"Leftovers" pattern using "Googlies Allover Black" in the background.

"Cheddar No Crackers" using the Stars Pastel Googlies print in the background.

"Nibbles" using the Stars Bright Googlies print in the background.

We love how Jill and Marny combined solids with the Googlies print for a modern look. These quilts will look fantastic in the Modern Quilt Relish booth (#422)!

Jill and Marny also took the time to answer a few questions about themselves and QuiltCon.

Tell us a little bit about who you are.
Modern Quilt Relish has been in business for almost three years. We started as a pattern company, but have now just published our first book, Picnic. We design simply sophisticated designs for the modern quilter.

Why are you going to the show?
The inaugural QuiltCon is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet and learn from our supportive online community.  

What are you most excited about experiencing at QuiltCon?
The enthusiasm for modern design!!

What are you hoping to get out of QuiltCon?
We hope to further establish our presence amongst modern quilters and to learn more about our customers and to gain knowledge from the educational opportunities.

What do you expect to see at the show?
That is the big question mark.  It will be an inspiring surprise.

Give us your thoughts on the modern quilt movement. 
We base our "modern" on actual modern design elements and principles-negative space, asymmetry, color and value as focus, and simple geometric shapes.  There are lots of different interpretations of modern within the quilting world and it is rewarding to see the movement grow.  

QuiltCon, here we come!

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  2. Those quilts are very cute. I like the Leftovers quilt the best.