I had a quilt hanging in the Wall Quilts - Modern section (Numbers pattern can be found here and Pi quilt pattern can be found here)
I did not win any awards, but I was super happy to have been juried into the show and it was exciting to see my quilt hanging up.
One of my good quilty friends, Paige Alexander, won honorable mention in the same category. This picture below does not do the quilt justice, the piecing, applique, and quilting were even more stunning close up. Her quilt used the Zephyr quilt pattern by Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts and the leafy lines quilting design by Christina Cameli,of A Few Scraps.
My quilt show take-aways:
- Quilt Bling - I had never really seen quilts with bling on them (crystals and other sparkly doodads), but it seems that every 3rd or 4th quilt was sparkling. I admit that the sparkles are not really to my taste (I bedazzled my clothes when I was in elementary school and feel no need to do so to my quilts), but can appreciate it on other's quilts.
- Amazing Quilting - I have never seen so many examples of absolutely breathtaking quilting. Judy of Green Fairy Quilts had a quilt in the AQS author's area that I just stood and stared and stared at. In other quilts, the hand quilting and machine quilting was so perfect and intricate it was amazing. I can't imagine how much time went into quilting one of those quilts.
- How different quilts look up close and far away - I went through each of the rows of quilts looking at each quilt closely, then I would see the same quilt from far away when I was wondering around and I did not even recognize it. It was amazing how some quilts I liked up close I was not as impressed with from far away and vis versa. The next time I design a quilt I am going to try to keep this micro / macro viewing distance in mind.
After the quilt show, Brenda and I stopped in at Mary Jo's, a wonderful and large fabric store. May Jo's has a great selection of solids, stash builders, novelty fabrics, and newer fabric collections. I got some Kona Pepper, Pearl Bracelets in Gray, and a few Bontanics prints.
All in all a very good quilty day!