Registration for QuiltCon 2015 is June 24 (members only). That leaves you with SIX days to figure out your schedule! This week we wanted to share some advice from members that attended in 2013. You can read Anne’s post here.
I had a great time at QuiltCon 2013! The entire event was amazing – the huge quilt show, awesome swag bags, dance party, and the fantastic schedule of lecturers and classes. I found it easy to meet other people – everyone was so friendly and excited to be there, and it was also a great way to get to know the people from my guild too. I took two classes that were both fun – machine quilting with Elizabeth Hartman and a table runner class with Valori Wells. They were both enjoyable – Elizabeth demonstrated tons of cute quilting patterns as well as showing off her beautiful quilts, and Valorie gave wonderful color advice and was really down-to-earth. I also took part in a leadership mixer as I am on the board (Seattle MQG), and it was fun to meet other guild officers and discuss guild ideas. I learned so much at QuiltCon and left feeling really inspired about my own quilting and guild.
Some advice I’d give: Don’t over-schedule yourself! There are so many fabulous classes and lectures being offered so it is tempting to want to do it all, but it can be overwhelming. You’ll want to save time to look at the quilt show, shop and check out Austin, plus just get together with new and old friends. Also be sure to pack light! The swag bags are jam-packed, and there is a shopping area in the convention center, so there is plenty to take home. Finally, try to get some barbecue!
Thanks Becca for sharing your thoughts. We are glad that you enjoyed QuiltCon 2013!
Did you go to QuiltCon 2013 and want to share some tips? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important dates to remember:
June 17 Discount code and registration tutorial sent to all members (check your email)
June 23 Acceptance letters for Super Volunteers sent
June 24 Registration open for all MQG members 8 am PDT/11 am EDT
July 1 Registration open to non members
July 30 Last day to cancel QuiltCon registration and receive a full refund
Quilt Show Entries and Contest
June 27 Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close
June 30 QuiltCon Design Challenge submission close
July 1 Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show open (details coming soon)