This was all silks with strips finished at about 1/2" for the logs. It was exquisite!
A Nearly Insane quilt. This feathered star finished at 6 inches. Definitely insane!
This realistic looking Dahlia was about 4-5 feet wide and nearly as tall. Stunning!
Closeup of the satin stitch outlining.
Tanya, a blogfriend from Japan! When we were coming back to the show from lunch, I recognized her son Takumi and his girlfriend from her blog and knew she was there and was so happy to get her phone call. It was great to get the chance to meet this lovely lady. She graciously met my mom and our friend Dawn and gave us handkerchiefs as souvenirs. My mom gave her a used tube of L'Occitane hand cream. Oh, Mom! We chatted and shared show loot. I did not realize I was towering next to her until she posted a photo on her blog! Later my sister Kathy joined us about 2:45 after arriving by plane and getting a ride to the show from our very agreeable dad. Thanks Daddy!
These hexies were about 1" in size.
That's a kersquillion of those suckers!
So, so pretty wall hanging that had a woodblock effect.
Closeup of the unusual colors the quilter used.
It was hard to choose, but this was one of my very favorites. It was about 4 feet by 5 feet and absolutely beautiful. All pieces were appliqued on and it was photographic in quality. Amazing work! I took lots and lots of photos so will share more later.
We definitely shopped until the others dropped! My friend Tanya and I were ready to stay and close the show but finally dragged ourselves away at about 5:30 from the vendor mall. Going on Saturday was definitely better than rushing through the shorter hours of the show on Sunday. We had plenty of time to meet in a group several times as well as have a relaxed lunch at a restaurant across the street, and see all the quilts and vendors we wanted.