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Sunday, April 18, 2010

International Quilt Festival – Chicago

My Quiltsy team has been patiently waiting for me to show pictures from my adventure to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago that I went to on Friday. P4160051 We had to be on the bus bright and early at 6:45.  It’s been a while since I’ve had an early ‘be-there’ time but it actually went pretty smoothly for me – it helped that I was very excited.  Now…here are some pictures from the show…

I would like to do a quick shout out to Rose Mary Huber Pauls who organized the entire journey that included sewn name tags, two snack bags (one for the way there and another on the way back), beverages (non-alcoholic but you can’t get everything…) and door prizes.  She did a great job and we didn’t loose anyone!P4160052  P4160054 P4160055 P4160056 Diane was my travel companion.  P4160057 P4160058 P4160059 P4160060 P4160061 P4160062 P4160063 P4160064 P4160065 The following three quilts you will see were made by my Aunt-in-law, Barb, from QuiltsbyBarb.  P4160066 A Wholecloth SamplerP4160067 Card of a Different ColorP4160068Katrina’s Log Cabin

If you would like to take a class from this talented quilter you can sign up for the 2010 Quilt Retreat being held in Belmont, WI, November 12th, 13th and 14th, 2010. P4160069 The quilt above is the one that continually caught my eye – the colors, the shape, the way everything flows just intrigues me.  It was made to represent the Australian Bush Fires.P4160070  P4160072 P4160073  P4160075 P4160076 P4160077 P4160078 3-DP4160079 P4160080 P4160081   P4160084 P4160085And of course we had to head over to the trade show portion of the festival.  I had a lot of fun trying out a bunch of different mid-arm machines.  It is definitely one of my dreams to do my own quilting (at least on the smaller quilts – I will still send my bigger quilts to Barb).   Below, is the very first feather I have quilted.  The demo feather is the higher one and mine is the bottom one.  I have to admit – I’m pretty proud of my feather…P4160088

We were sad to find out that this is the last time the show will be held in Chicago – it’s heading to Cincinnati, Ohio now.  So, it was my first and last experience at the International Quilt Festival.  I’ll just have to find other shows…


Ebony Love said...

Darn! I wish I knew you were coming, we could have met at the festival!!!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the photos. They are all fabulous!

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