And we continue (see Part 1 here) our wild wonderful weekend...
Friday morning a wintry mix greeted us as we began our day...hmm...let's get on the road quickly and get to the Quilt Festival before the roads are too bad! It was a messy day outside, but inside--ooh, the excitement of all the quilters could be felt! This was going to be a fun adventure!As we entered the large arena, the crowds were already there. We decided what our plan of attack would be and made our way to the far left aisle to start our walk through the vendor booths. So much quilty goodness to see!Below my friend, Chris, and her mom are standing in front of a beautiful house quilt which was my favorite...until we saw the more elaborate quilts later in the day: Like I mentioned...lots of quilty goodness everywhere to entice you: Antique quilts were for sale. These booths interested me because I love antique quilts: Exquisite quilts, like the one below, were being raffled throughout the Festival. I would love to have taken one of these home...but I think I'd rather spend my dollar for a sure thing: What do you think of this whimsical quilt? It's a small wall-hanging named Red Solo Cup...and yes, red solo cups were placed into slots made for them in the quilt...unusual:Here's my friend, Chris, standing in front of my favorite quilt in the show. The name of the quilt was either Mexican Fiesta or Red Fiesta--not sure. It was intricate and beautiful! Here's an upclose photo of just one part of this quilt:
And here's one of the white glove ladies showing us all the quilting on the back:Below is the Vintage Linens vendor booth. I always think of my sister when I see stacks of vintage tablecloths. They are all just lovely but quite expensive: I saved the Best in Show quilt award until the end. This is definitely not your average run-of-the-mill quilt. Check out these horses! Did you notice that the method of quilting produced words on the quilt? Oh, my! Look closer: Well, I have many more pictures, but I'd better stop there! We had a super grand time, and I'm so thankful I was able to attend.
Do you know that I didn't buy a single thing?! Although I think the lady selling the vibrating pillows (which were for backs and feet) would have had a purchaser if she'd been located in the last aisles at the end of the day! Whew!
Just before bedtime, Chris and I set up our machines and got out our blocks and strips and readied our areas to sew the next day. Stay tuned for the next part of my weekend adventure ~ Part 3!