Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Five Things about Sewing Over Pins

With one more day until the mania of QuiltCon begins, I'm linking up with the national Modern Quilt Guild with a few things about myself.

1. I'm originally from Louisiana, and have lived in Austin since 2006. Invariably king cakes make their way to Austin from Louisiana every year for Mardi Gras. They ship year round, so you can get one of these delicious pralines and cream king cakes any time you get a craving. Which is always. 

2. I have two sweet parrots, Vega and Albatross, who often keep me company when I'm sewing.

3. I'm 5'2". Apparently, this means that if I look at a cookie, I gain five pounds. (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the king cake.) Then I have to workout twice a day for five months to lose it. Running's a good standby (I'm up to 4 miles right now), and I highly recommend the Insanity workouts if you feel like sweating more than you thought was ever possible.

4. My bachelor's degree is in French, but it doesn't get a lot of action in Central Texas. I did a summer program for a month in Paris when I was in college and spent a semester living in a city called Poitiers. It's so weird to me to think that was almost ten years ago, though!

5. My husband, Aman, is my partner in crime. He even went to a quilting class with me at Quilt Festival in Houston in 2011. He makes all my quilty dreams possible, and it wouldn't be nearly as fun without him. Thanks, Mr. Pins!

I had so much fun volunteering during set up at QuiltCon last night. There was some quilt hanging magic happening. Chains, machines, and quilts. Oh my!

For some reason, my protective tagboard sandwich was not in my mini quilt's drawstring bag and it's been all crumpled up. I trust they can undo the damage and make it look nice and flat again. This is a wall-hanging, not a bed quilt. It was not meant for washing! Worst case scenario, I guess they have insurance. That's my Frost Bank mini quilt on the right and Elizabeth Dackson's quilt on the left.

I'm taking Perfect Circles with Cheryl Arkison all day on Thursday and Textile Printing with Lotta Jansdotter on Friday morning. Otherwise, I'll be shopping on the show floor or in lectures!

Happy Crafting! I hope to see you at QuiltCon :-)



  1. Wow, who knew they were into chains at Quilt Con, I do hope they haven't been saving the whips for the classes... ;o) Have fun!

  2. Bonjour! How awesome to have lived in France for even just a while! I' seriously crushing on your design wall

  3. iPads being what they are, I'll post again and say I hope QuiltCon is everything you hope it to be!

  4. Maybe I should do one of these cons, do they hold it every year?
    Did you meet Charlotte when you volunteered?

    ps. you make a cute couple x

  5. Love you and Aman! Can't wait to see your quilt in person, Jon and I are on are way right now!

  6. I love the fact that your husband took a quilting course with you in Houston!