Hobbies Up To Here Episode #30

The episode you’ve all been waiting for is finally here.
Our 30th!! The big 3-0!
And it’s a very special episode, too!
Not only did we celebrate our 30th episode but we did it in style; QuiltCon style!

This year QuiltCon was held in Pasadena, CA, a city only an hour north of us so we decided to take advantage of this opportunity (especially since it was literally in our backyard) and go to our first convention.

Ready to go!


We also took our podcasting gear, our cameras, and all of our Hobbies Up To Here goodies. We passed out our cards and proudly wore our tee-shirts emblazoned with our logo and names.


One of the many winning quilts



Words to live by


It was an awesome weekend, one I wished never ended but as with all things good and bad, it had to come to a conclusion. 


Crafty Gemini showing off her ruler

Visiting the vendors



Ready for Gwen Marston


Next year QuiltCon 2017 will be held in Savanah, Georgia and we’ve half a mind to go. Maybe, sorta. Ok we kinda want to go but haven’t decided completely if we will make the trip out there.

Either way our first QuiltCon was a huge success and we are so grateful to all of the Modern Quilt Guild for putting on this amazing event. 

Till next year!

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9 thoughts on “Hobbies Up To Here Episode #30

  1. Hi Katie and Dori, just listened to the quilt con podcast where you where talking about Gwen Marston. She is from my state Michigan and lives on an island. For many years she would have retreats teaching her improv ways. When you mentioned Sue Nichols she and her sister Pat Holly are sisters and well known quilters. They took over the retreats but not on the island . They are now held in Elk Rapids,mi. . Just thought you might want to know…. Love listening to you both .Im alilymimi on Instagram…. That’s what the grandsons call me….lol. Carolyn

    • You know Carolyn I remembered hearing her mention these retreats and I thought to myself “how magical to go to an island and work on quilting all weekend!” Just hearing it totally made me want to go!! Thanks for stopping by and how adorable it your grandsons’ nickname for you. Love it!

  2. Hello! I am a new listener and I loved all your recent episodes! But this one was really amazing for me because I am a computer scientist and I didn’t know about quilts designed with code! That’s sooooo exciting for me! Now I know what I can use to start my quilt for the Modern Quilt Redesigning Traditions exhibit (thanks for the pointer on that as well) 🙂
    Not to self-promote, but if you are interested in getting more “traditional” kind of art with your quilts, you may consider joining a blog hop I am hosting on my blog in May (details at http://tweloquilting.blogspot.com/2016/02/art-with-fabric-blog-hop-do-you-want-to.html). I would be super-honored to have you both join in. Please get in touch with me if you want to have more details!
    Thanks for making my commutes fun, inspiring and enlightening!!

    • I know isn’t the thought of using code to design quilts just mind blowing and awesome? I’m so glad we didn’t skip her lecture. Libs Elliott is also putting out a line of fabric soon and it so beautifully blends technology and tradition, which is her whole deal. Yay for a blog hop!!! I’m definitely curious and I’ll check it out. We’re so honored that you came and left us a comment and invited us to join. Cheers to a more enjoyable commute and great quilting! xoxo

    • Hi Alida! Welcome to our crazy world! I’m so glad you enjoyed spending time with us. I’m tickled! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, and share your blog hop information with us. I can’t wait to check it out! And I’m glad we could pass along information that touched you as well. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better!

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  4. I just heard an interview with Gwen Marston I believe on American Patchwork and Quilting podcast wit Pat Sloan. It was very i teresting to hear about her life.
    Katie, Craftsy has free classes, one is the one I suggested to your Mom on paper piecing. It’s the 2012 bom with Amy Gibson. She is teaching a different technique every month, very beginner friendly. The BOM classes run every year, and they are free. Definitely worth the time.

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