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!
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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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QuiltCon 2016, Here We Come!!!

2016 has started off in a rush and I’m looking at the calendar in amazement. It’s already February! Where did January go?!?!

While I’m a little sad that so much of 2016 has already flown by in what feels like a flash, I’m also very excited that January is over because we have plans to be at QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena this February!

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Both my mom and I are attending the show from Thursday to Sunday. We are staying over night because we will be attending lectures Friday and Saturday. We decided to keep things simple for our first time and just get lecture passes instead of lining up classes for the weekend. Our thoughts are to go, experience, and survive! Once we have our first QuiltCon under our belt, we know we’ll be better able to pick and choose how to set up in the years to come.

In prepration for this we made our own logo and put it on tee-shirts and calling cards!

Look at us being all prepared and ready to go!

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New Logo!

It was so wild to hold in our hands our very own cards with all our details on them. It also set into motion all the feelings of excitement and nerves because we realized that we would be putting our hobbies into action and really living what we love to do. We love to be crafty, creative, and build community so attending QuiltCon with our little shirts and cards would be, in essence, putting our money where our mouth is!

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As we wait for QuiltCon Day to arrive, I’ve set up a little link-up (my first!) so that we can compile a list of other quilters and bloggers who plan to attend QuiltCon this month. If you plan to visit one day or more, feel free to link up so we can get to know each other and even plan a meet-up or two! And don’t forget to check back to see who else has signed up for this great quilting event!

 

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