Today I'll show you some of the people I met. I hope you will indulge me. I have started making a hardcover print copy of my blog at the end of the year ((blog2print.com). It's a good review of the year for me since I no longer do any scrapbooking, and I hope my grandchildren will enjoy paging through the books someday. In this age of Instagram, I'll be referring to everyone by their Instagram name.
First of all, Pasadena is only about four hours from our house. And in the 38 years we have lived in Fresno, I have never driven to the L.A. area by myself. Mark does the driving. I watch the scenery. It was sprinkling when I left Wednesday morning. And also, I love my Garmin GPS (my car is a 2008 Pilot--so no fancy navigation system).
left to right:Felicity @felicityquilts, Leanne @shecanquilt, Stephanie @spontaneousthreads,Wendy @wendybzquilting, Christine @ccpquilt, Jean @212sewstoo, Alyson @212sews
Dani (@knitty34), Linzy (@linzyszechenyi) aka Patchwork Threads. I even finally learned how to pronounce Linzy's last name when we were in the Libs Elliott class. It's easy: si-chainy. Try it. :)
Elizabeth (@occasionalpiece), Simone (@simone.g.b), Amy (@diaryofaquilter), Lisa (@nymblefyngers)
Sarah (@sarahrose__), Lisa, Lori (@sewpsychd), me, Elizabeth, Eileen (@luckycharm93635), and Mary (@needledmom)
Brownies with bacon. Decadent. Even with seven of us, we didn't finish it.
Random picture of the chandeliers in the convention center
This was the only selfie--the one time there was no one around to snap a picture. I look so lopsided...but I kind of don't care because this is Sandi Hazelwood (@craftyplanner), and I'm a HUGE fan of her Crafty Planner podcast.
Chawne also mentioned she had taken a weird photo as well. So this is what I saw on my phone when I checked. :)
Two phenomenal Amys: Amy Sinibaldi (@amysinibaldi) and Amy Smart (@diaryofaquilter)
And I took "The Weight of Love" by Libs Elliott (@libselliott), all about Y seams. I'm fairly proficient on Y seams, but I was just so curious about Libs. She is really lovely and softspoken, and so very nice. It was a great class. She also gave the most interesting lecture the next day.
I had wonderful roommates, Heidi (@buttonsandbutterflies) from Utah, and Linda (@lkhomework) from the Santa Maria area. Oh, wait. This picture is misleading. Josh (@mollisparkles) did not room with us. In fact, I wasn't even around when this picture was taken, and I was disappointed that I wouldn't get to meet him.
Another social part of QuiltCon is the exchanging of buttons. This is what I came home with. I want to make a mini to pin them to.
See the quilt in the background? It was made by Jenn Rossotti (@jennrossotti), who lives about 30 minutes away from me. And we didn't meet until Pasadena. The quilt is made from the new Hoffman Indah line and it is stunning! And it's just a little taste of all the beautiful quilts that were part of QuiltCon 2016. See you back here tomorrow.