You may have seen on last weeks blog and my social media, I will be a part of Dragon Con this year!! Originally I was going to help a friend at their booth but was offered my own at the last minute. You can find me in the America’s Mart building, third floor at booth 804.
This will be my first Dragon Con and I am very excited for it!
In addition to quilts, pillows, dice bags, quilt patterns, and quilt kits I will be carrying some very special products, Famore Scissors!!
These are my scissors of choice and all I use. After repeated requests from you, I have given in and will be carrying them at shows! Better yet, if you have questions about their scissors a representative will be with me to answer them! This is your chance to see these scissors in person. So swing by Booth 804 to see Quilt and Scissor goodness!
I am in full swing of the convention busy season. Last week GenCon was amazing as always. I loved teaching English Paper Piecing and everyone walked away knowing how it is done! The Catan mini quilt kits were a success! This means I will design and create new kits for the future. Want a Catan kit for yourself? They will be available in my Etsy shop sometime in the next few weeks.
Next up is Dragon Con and I have some amazing news. I HAVE MY OWN BOOTH! They contacted me yesterday and offered me space and I jumped at the chance. I will give all the details in next weeks post, but you can now find me at Dragon Con!!
In addition to Dragon Con I have added a few conventions over the next few months. I am now going to Twitch Con at the end of October!! I may have some cool giveaways in the future (including passes to Twitch Con) so stay tuned for that. I am also going to New York Toy Fair at the beginning of November. Those in addition to Forest City Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and Fall Quilt Market make my next few months extremely busy.
Now to rush to make stock for Dragon Con. If you didn’t see videos of the Exploding Kittens booth, I present the video of Jordan and I buying goods and random items.
Made it to Maryland safely! While I decompress from GenCon here is a lovely video from when Jord and I made purchases from the Exploding Kittens booth and bought "random" items.
Tomorrow is the start of GenCon and I am super excited! It is one of my favorite conventions. This year you can find Craft Hackers at Booth 1753.
Nicole and Marc from Rice Hat Samurai are both joining me again this year!
Marc has some amazing new jewelry, Nicole has a lot of new dolls and plush, and of course I have new quilts, pillows, quilt patterns, and quilt kits!
Nicole and I are also teaching classes again! Nicole’s classes and some of mine are sold out, but there are still a few classes available. You can also bring generic tickets and if someone doesn’t show up you can sit in on the class.
Welcome the God of Mischief to the Quiltoni pattern line up!
Because the God of Mischief has now joined our line up, we have a give away!! Comment on the Facebook post with your favorite notion for a chance to win. The drawing will be on Facebook Live as well as Twitch at 1pm est tomorrow.
Speaking of giveaways, I have reached over 100 followers on Twitch! That means it is time for another giveaway! To win a pattern of your choice (from all of the current patterns I offer), you need to do a few things.
I have officially closed commissions that are guaranteed by Christmas. My next few months are going to be extremely busy! That being said, I am trying to get through as many of my commissions as I can before the wave of conventions start.
Last week, I worked on making a weighted blanket live on Twitch. You can see the video on my You Tube channel.
This past Tuesday I had an amazing time with the Youth Sewing class at the Family Centre. We made some pretty cool hair ties (that also double as skinny neck ties).
I LOVE teaching classes. It really energizes me and makes me love sewing even more (if you can believe that). We have a really cool idea in store for the next two adult classes, so if you live in the London area, keep an eye on my social media.
Speaking of classes, I still have some openings for the GenCon classes I am teaching. They are selling out fast, so if you want to learn English Paper Piecing, sign up soon!
English Paper Piecing Quilt Technique
Description: Learn to English Paper Piece, or get help with an existing project you are working on. In this class we will start with the basic hexagon flower using scraps of colorful and character fabrics (like Dr Who or Comic Books).
Description: Learn to English Paper Piece by creating a small version of the Catan board, 9″ wide to be exact. In this class we will start with the basic hexagon shape and add on triangles (for sand) around the edges. Options for finishing your miniature quilt will be discussed.
If you watch my commission schedule, you may have noticed it is quite long. I am also adding a TON of conventions in October/November. So for this reason I will be officially closing commissions that are guaranteed by Christmas next Wednesday the 19th. If you were thinking of commissioning a quilt by January you must reach out to me in the next week.
You may have noticed my Social Media has been a little quiet lately. This past weekend I went camping with my family! It was fun and amazing with no electricity, but now I am in a crunch for Nashville Heroes and Villains this weekend.
Speaking of, I won’t be found under Craft Hackers for this convention. Instead I will be sharing with Rumble and Roar Wandmakers at booth 317!
I am super excited to share a space with them! Rumble and Roar Wandmakers create amazing one of a kind wands. I should know, I have one!
So if you are in the Nashville area swing by the convention this weekend and say hi!
I have had a super busy three weeks and it isn’t over! This weekend I will be taking a trip with my family for our annual camping trip. No sewing at all. It will be a nice rest but next weekend I am back on the road and will be traveling to Nashville for Heroes and Villains.
You may have seen the announcement on Sunday that paper patterns are now available! I have developed a partnership with Quilt Exchange, a marketplace to connect designers and authors with everyday quilters worldwide. This means you can now get my patterns not only as a downloadable pdf around the world, but paper copies as well!
If you are a store you no longer have to wait for me to be in your neck of the woods to order patterns! Just sign up with the Quilt Exchange as a Retailer and you get the wholesale discount with no minimums required! This is super exciting news! If you want your local store to carry my patterns, show them the Quilt Exchange where they can order them!
Now back to getting a whole lot of pillows and quilts created by next week for Nashville! If you want to watch me quilt today from 4pm-6pm est or tomorrow 1pm-4pm est check me out on Twitch or follow my You Tube to see the videos when they are uploaded!