Three of us with Cindy Blackberg...Five quilters from my sewing group went up and stayed in some condos less than a mile from the show. I was even able to spend some time Bonnie Hunter on her off time (she taught 7 classes in 5 days! That women is a true super quilter!)
Paula and Bonnie with the Bonnie "cruise quilt!"As usual I did a lot of damage in the vendor area. I found a old/new favorite -Lakadaisies (www.lakadaisies.com) I spent a good part of last night digging through the vintage materials looking for the perfect (or not so perfect!) tablecloth, feed-sacks, and laces so I can start my Christmas quilt!
As usual I stocked up on items that are difficult to find in our area - reproduction fabrics and hand quilting/sewing supplies mainly.
Cindy's railroad crossing quiltI took the Railroad Crossing hand piecing class with Cindy Blackberg. Learned I had developed some bad habits with my hand piecing...with I had taken the class before I made the Russian sunflower quilt! Maybe I would only have twice as many blocks as needed instead of three times! (maybe that is shy I loved this appliqued sunflower quilt!)
There was more hand quilting at this show than I had seen in a long time. The quilts themselves were a real mix of truely amazing to just plain fun!
This one of a Middle Eastern street scene was one of the incredible ones...
the maker said she focused on improving how she depicted hands...
I'd say she did well! (can you tell I loved this quilt!)
The Quilt Appraiser Ribbon (no, I didn't work this show) was given to a quilt made using Bonnie Hunter's Log Cabin Pineapple Pattern.
More on the show later...I still have lots of unpacking and laundry to do!