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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.
What's in the Series?
It started with a camera, a piece of foam-core ... and a dream. Photography is key to communicating any brand, large or small. In "Homemade Lifestyle Photography," David Butler explains how he creates stunning images on a budget.
Displaying her trademark sense of humor, Craftsy instructor Angela Walters first threatens to lead "Interpretive Dance for Quilters," but ends up lecturing about "Machine Quilting for the Modern Quilt." Find out how Angela approaches surface design for contemporary quilts and get a glimpse of life behind a longarm.
In "Everyday Inspiration in Modern Quilts," Heather Jones explores her muse, which she finds in surprising places, from the Walmart parking lot to the corrugated sides of a grain silo.
"Color, for me, is like the doorway to the divine," Amy Butler says. In her lecture, "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 their personal vision and make the world a better place.
Then grab your hankie because Jacquie Gering will move you with her reflections on being a maker in "Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition."
Quilty's Mary Fons talks about how to integrate the old(er) world of quilting with the new(er) -- and how to reach and teach beginners in the post-Home Ec era.
Aspiring textile designers will want to watch the panel discussion "All About Fabric Design" to hear from four well-known professionals in the industry: Amy Butler, Evie Ashworth, Kathy Miller and Laurie Wisbrun. Kim Kight moderates.
Finally, check out the winners of the first-ever QuiltCon juried quilt show!
Bonuses: Interviews with Rashida Coleman-Hale, one of the judges at QuiltCon, and some of the people we met on the show floor.