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Adventures of QuiltCon

Between Skill Builder BOM and QuiltCon preparation I have been snowed under for months. Last August when I started the shop addition of Pile O' Fabric I decided to apply for a booth space at QuiltCon. 

QuiltCon was my first time ever having a booth at a show. Im happy to say it was a great success! I really enjoyed getting to meet many online friends in person. Thank you so very much to those of you who stopped by to support our shop!

Leading up to QuiltCon I had so much help preparing from family and friends. My dad and sister Holly helped me make my booth walls, bundle shelf, and quilt ladder. My sister Sherrana made two bag and dress samples (I will be back to share photos of her samples) and my wonderful friends Danny and Kirsten were cutting, folding, and labeling for hours and hours.

After a 17 hour drive through the night we arrived in Austin. I had a bunch of 80 pound tubs filled with bundles of fabric, supplies, and patterns. After we unloaded the Uhaul my Dad kept saying, "lyssa there is no way this is all going to fit in that little booth" but I was determined! After everything came together I must say I was pretty excited and proud to see my little business in that 10 x 10 space. 

I am hoping post more about some of the great samples and projects we prepared for QuiltCon. Meanwhile, I have added all of the bundles, fabric and supplies that were in the booth to the shop. As usual take advantage of free domestic shipping on orders over $45!


Alyssa Lichner

Alyssa Lichner

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.