Our DMMQG members had a great showing at QuiltCon 2019, held in Nashville from Feb. 21–24, 2019.
We tied for third for the guild with the most quilts in the show at 12!
QuiltCon — it’s like Disneyland for modern quilters!Marsha Lowenberg
Our member quilts included:
My favorite part was the quilts, and especially the charity quilts! I enjoy the process of having my perceptions and the way my own brain operates challenged, of recognizing all the different ways to create essentially the same thing. I thought about the other guilds, and what their process was, and how they worked together in their groups. I could have looked at them for hours.Susan Santistevan
I loved seeing all the quilts that our guild members had in the show, and loved that some of them won ribbons. I also thought it was cool that Christine did the quilting for the raffle quilt, that helped sell a ton of tickets!Susan Santistevan
Lectures and Classes and more
In addition to our quilt contributions, our members also went to lectures and classes. Not only is this great for them personally, but it also adds to the richness of our guilds’ knowledge base. Member Stephanie Ruyle reports that it would be fun to do lino block like she learned from Karen Lewis as a guild. Both Marsha and Stephanie learned Boro inspired stitching. Kari helped at a surface design class by Kim Kight and took a class on copyright in quilting from Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard of Just Wanna Quilt. Susan and Amy attended the key note by Sherri Lynn Wood and left inspired.
I took several classes and really loved the lino block ones with Karen Lewis.Stephanie Ruyle
The Key Note speakers lecture was really inspiring and helped me understand Sherri Lynn Wood as an artist so much better.Amy Wade
This is just a sampling of what our guild members did. Of course there were the friendships made, the chance to meet up with quilting friends from afar, plenty of sewlebrity sightings, exploring Nashville, and shopping for supplies at the vendor mall or by taking the short trek to Craft South. QuiltCon 2019 was an inspiring and fun event!