It is hard to believe that one week ago I was moving through the Austin convention center taking in all that was QuiltCon, the inaugural modern quilting show. There was a full four-day agenda. It was great fun; energetic and informative. I was representing Quilters Newsletter; taking photos of the scene and visiting with other quilters, vendors and teachers.
I think my most memorable moment came when I was studying a quilt close up to identify the block. Another woman was looking at the same block. We started talking and I asked her what she thought of the event. The two women she was with joined us and we four had a lively conversation. What was interesting was that our ages ranged from 30 to 70, but our reactions to what we saw were similar. We loved the energy and freshness.
I thought I would encounter lots of young women and I did, but there were plenty of “women of a certain age” at QuiltCon. They had years of quilting experience, but also an attitude to embrace something new and see what it was all about.