QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013

with Modern Quilt Guild

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Experience the graphic aesthetic of modern quilting in this series of talks from QuiltCon 2013, the inaugural event presented by the Modern Quilt Guild. Read More…

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Austin, Texas, became the focus of the modern quilting world as The Modern Quilt Guild hosted its inaugural event, QuiltCon. The first modern quilting event of its kind, QuiltCon featured the best modern quilts, lectures, workshops, demonstrations and products from vendors around the world. As QuiltCon's media sponsor, Craftsy is bringing you this FREE series of lectures recorded at the show, Feb. 21-24, 2013. A Craftsy production team captured seven different lectures plus the awards ceremony recognizing the best work in QuiltCon's juried modern quilt show. Speakers include Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering and Mary Fons.

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Lesson 1. Welcome to QuiltCon 2013!

  • A Craftsy production team captured seven different lectures plus the awards ceremony from QuiltCon 2013. Let's get started!


Lesson 2. David Butler: Homemade Lifestyle Photography

  • Photography is key to communicating any brand, large or small. David Butler explains how he creates stunning images on a budget.


Lesson 3. Angela Walters: Machine Quilting for the Modern Quilt

  • Find out how Craftsy instructor Angela Walters approaches surface design for contemporary quilts, and get a glimpse of life behind a longarm.


Lesson 4. Heather Jones: Everyday Inspiration in Modern Quilts

  • In this lecture, Heather Jones explores her muse, which she finds in surprising places, from the Walmart parking lot to the corrugated sides of a grain silo.


Lesson 5. Amy Butler: Creating Your Unique Color Story

  • Amy shares her inspirations in nature, travel and her home. She challenges her audience to play with color to achieve a personal vision and make the world a better place.


Lesson 6. Jacquie Gering: Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition

  • Grab your hankie, because Craftsy instructor Jacquie Gering will move you with her reflections on being a maker.


Lesson 7. Mary Fons: Notes from a Quilt Mafia Daughter

  • Mary Fons talks about how to integrate quilting's old and new worlds and how to reach and teach beginners in the post-home ec era.


Lesson 8. Panel Discussion: All About Fabric Design

  • Hear from four well-known professionals in the fabric industry: Amy Butler, Evie Ashworth, Kathy Miller and Laurie Wisbrun. Kim Kight moderates.


Lesson 9. Awards Ceremony

  • Check out the opening session of QuiltCon and the winners of the first QuiltCon juried modern quilt show. Modern Quilt Guild Executive Director Alissa Haight Carlson is your host.


Lesson 10. Bonus: The People of QuiltCon

  • Just for fun, meet some of the people and see some of the sights of the first-ever QuiltCon!


Lesson 11. Bonus: Meet Judge Rashida Coleman-Hale

  • Meet Rashida Coleman-Hale, modern quilter, author, blogger and one of the judges of the QuiltCon juried modern quilt show.

"I've never experienced anything like this before. You see there names, view their books & works and now listen to them. Each artist was so inspirational in their own way. THANK YOU CRAFTSY!!"
- Pattybearski
North Kingstown, RI

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