QuiltCon Day 2 ~ Hot Shots

Bias Strip Piecing on the Curve Workshop

Today I taught the Bias Strip Curve Workshop for the first time and it was a delight to watch it unfold.  Sewing bias strips on the curve is tricky piecework and difficult to master. But no matter… my hot shot students went to town, merrily making mistakes right and left. Whoopee!

You may think that this was a problem but actually provided an opportunity to figure things out and the mistakes made became the centerpieces of some surprising compositions. I was impressed by the willingness and courage of my students and all that they accomplished.

Improv Handbook SOLD OUT on Second Day of QuiltCon

Can you believe it! So exciting. The Stitch Lab folks told me that they’ve never moved so many books in one day for a single author. EVER. I had a chance to sign the two last books in the first five minutes of my signing session, with Tricia Royal –a test quilter for the Improv Handbook, and Chicago MQG president, Sarah Shulman.


But no worries! My amazing publisher STC Craft is shipping more books overnight. The signings should commence again tomorrow at Stitch Lab, Booth #216, from 12:15-1:15 PM.

Finally – I did a count of Improv Handbook test quilts exhibited at QuiltCon this year. Not counting my three from the book there are FIFTEEN Improv Handbook test quilts represented! Tricia’s test quilt placed 3rd in the Improv category.

More to come…



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4 Responses to QuiltCon Day 2 ~ Hot Shots

  1. Congratulations, Sherri, you rocked the House inside and out !~! What a compliment on your book to see 14 of your luscious quilts at this one event; amazing showing.

  2. Tiffany says:

    BEAUTIFUL petals!!!!!

  3. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Sounds like a wonderful 2nd day!!!!! Running out of books lets me know I must get it!!!! I will!!!! All the bias petals look amazing!!!! Thank You

  4. Maureen says:

    Congratulation on the huge success of your book – you must be thrilled.
    I have been waiting for the book to be released so now I can get busy ordering.

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