Quick Post-Road Wrap-up

The Road to California experience has improved for me over the years. I first went, what, seven or eight years ago? I HATED it. Quilt shows bored me to tears. I think I was bribed into going by scheduling a stop at a local Mac store on the way home. Now I actually enjoy quilt shows. Last year after returning home from Road I tweeted that I had fun but I wished there was more modern things displayed/sold/etc. Someone at Road tweeted back to wait until next year. And, true to their word, Road was more modern quilting-friendly this year. There was both a Best of QuiltCon exhibit and a modern quilt category in their quilt show. More vendors were carrying modern fabrics. I hope that next year Road improves even more on the modern quilt front. What I loved most about Road (and all conventions, quilting or otherwise) is meeting people. I ran into both guild mates I see multiple times a month and online friends that I’d never met in person. We took one class, Jacquie Gering’s Creative Quilting With a Walking Foot, and we had a blast. I learned valuable lessons on how to quilt with my walking foot (my favorite machine accessory) and Jacquie is a great person and teacher.

Christa from Christa Quilts!

Christa from Christa Quilts!

the one-and-only Lisa Sipes

the one-and-only Lisa Sipes

one-on-one advice from Jacquie

one-on-one advice from Jacquie


edit: My favorite quilt from Road 2 California:

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10 Comments

  1. Glad you had fun! I recently met a IG friend at their work, my hubs was with me. I walked up to her and said are you ? Using her IG name, she looked at me and said my IG name! The look on my hubs face was priceless! After we left he was full of questions! What ever possessed you to do that? How did you know she was the right woman? How did you know she was working? I didn’t know I just trusted my gut! I still laugh about it, and he’s still confused!

  2. It sounds like you had a blast. Thanks for the recap. I can’t wait for Quiltcon 2015, maybe we can have a Andres and Kristy photo…hahaha! I’m hoping to try to make it to a Quilt Market in the Spring or Fall (maybe this year…who knows). Jacquie is an amazing teacher, so glad that you had the opportunity to learn from her.

  3. So great to hear that modern is making it’s way into the Road. In past years when I’ve seen people’s photos of the merchant mall or show it’s been nothing but a sea of brown and homespun. Nothing wrong with that if it’s your thing, but it certainly didn’t entice me to ever attend. I love your expressions in the picture with Jacquie!

    • Traditional still rules at Road but there were gems of modern all over the show. HAHA, yes, I can’t remember WHY we had those expressions on our faces.

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