18 February, 2013

Circles Everywhere - QuiltCon Prep


Phew. Finished my QuiltCon prep with less than 48 hours to spare. It might not have been that stressful if I hadn't decided to make all new samples for my class. If you're in my class be prepared to be overrun with circle blocks! Despite the work tossed around and in between school, dance classes, naps, and swimming lessons I had a lot of fun. Circles are just awesome. I may have mentioned that before.

It was great to just get in my fabric and play. Some wonderful colour combinations, finally using up some of my treasured text prints., and even cutting into my Indian cottons. I do hope that the students in my class appreciate the effort.

My QuiltCon schedule looks something like this:

Wednesday - Leave ridiculously early for the airport so we don't get stuck in customs like we did when we went to Spring Market. Fly. Eat BBQ, compare to Kansas City.
Thursday - Teach Perfect Circles. Drink Beer. MQG Leaders Meet-up. See the bats at the bridge.
Friday - Teach Perfect Circles. Convince my husband to wear the Adidas track suit I got him for the 80s party.
Saturday - Yoshiko Jinzenji pillow class. Lunch and catch part of the show and lectures. Lotta Jansdotter Printing class. Drink beer. Hang with my SIL and her Mom too.
Sunday - Denyse Schmidt Improv class. Book signing in the Stash Books booth 1 pm. Back to class. Drink Beer.

Of course, this schedule, particularly the beer drinking part, is highly dependent on my husband. Despite his terrible experience at Market he is coming to another major quilting event with me. I know it's because he loved everyone he met so much, and not the possibility of beer, BBQ, and visiting the new F1 track. Or because we are travelling without our kids.

If you see me in Austin feel free to accost me and say hello. I am loud and brash, but very friendly.

11 comments:

Lee D said...

Have an amazing time. look forward to hearing all about it. Good luck to hubby too!

Beth said...

Wish I was going to be there. I would love to see you again. Hope it will be better for the DH than market.

Leanne said...

Well, now I know where to look for you. Don't tell your husband that every man I knew in the 80's just wore his Levis everywhere, except to weddings and funerals, so did the women.

sulu-design said...

Any agenda that makes specific space for beer drinking is alright with me. Enjoy Austin - I love that city.

MMQG Admin said...

Have a good time & safe travels! If you have a chance for a mini road trip...Salt-Lick BBQ between Austin & San Antonio is super yummy!

Andrea said...

You are not loud and brash. You will have such a great time, and hubby will too!

What Comes Next? said...

fingers crossed for you!

cambric cotton, pins and needles said...

I wish I was there to have my book signed, I have ordered it from Amazon, but living in Melbourne Australia it could take a while to arrive and I'm excited looking forward to it's arrival.

sew katie did said...

OH YEAH! See you there...drinking beer.

rose said...

Hmmmm....are you perhaps a closet alcoholic??? So much emphasis BEER? Really??

Claire Jain said...

Had SUCH a great time in Perfect Circles class! I hope the beer, BBQ, and traveling was all lots of fun!