Eight days later, I think I’ve finally recovered and caught up from my trip to Austin for QuiltCon 2015. It was a wonderful experience–I had three great classes, sat in on some amazing lectures, and connected with lots of old and new friends. With all the class prep and plan-making, the actual quilt show wasn’t at the forefront of my mind, which is unfortunate because I feel like I didn’t give it enough time. I probably spent about 5 hours on the show floor during lunches and before I flew out, but I regret not giving it a little more time. Word to the wise–if you plan to attend QuiltCon in Pasadena or Savannah, give yourself at least a half day to walk the floor. My days were filled with classes and lectures so I had to squeeze the quilts and vendors in, but next time I’ll schedule it in.
Luckily, I had my camera with me so I did my best to photograph as many quilts as I could so I could share them with you. I’m sure you’ve seen many of them already, on the QuiltCon blog, on Instagram, and on other blogs, but they are all well-worth another look. The quality of the quilts was mind-blowing. I’ve been editing these photos for days and every time I look at them I’m inspired by something new. I didn’t photograph all the quilts, but I didn’t make any editorial decisions either. The quilts that are not represented here are missing because I got lost in the maze of the show floor, there were too many people in front of a quilt, the photo quality was awful, or I wasn’t able to document the maker. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I do! If you don’t want to watch the slideshows (about 50 photos each), you can also see the photos in this album on Flickr. Please let me know in the comments if I’ve made any documentation errors.