Saturday, April 16, 2011

International Quilt Show--Cincinnati, Part 3, plus loot!

First, just one more batch of pics of the wonderful quilts from the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati.
Spectacular Grand Canyon reproduced in vibrant fabrics.



Another bright and exuberant quilt.

I took a photo of the wrong information card so unfortunately can't identify this quilter.

This incredible hand appliqued and quilted work of art was based around the tradition in Japan of New Year's greetings.

The quilter hand embroidered the date of the photo under each one.  It was quite an astounding labor of love both close up and from a distance.


An Australian quilt with three dimensional appeal and quirk.   
Love the "cake ladies" walking into the event.


 
Some pins dropped on the ground and were getting picked up.  So funny.  It was hard to get a photo of the quilt as it was very popular.  I went back at a quieter time to get these shots.


Now for the Loot!  Oh, it was a very happy place, the vendor area, with many satisfied shoppers clutching bulging bags (including me!). 
Several items on my list of "look fors" were picked up, including TransferEze for embroidery, a snap bag pattern, Civil War prints, and some yardage for the wedding quilt.

Love those CW prints!  The greens are fat eighths and are just gorgeous.  The packet of precut squares are all different and will be put into 9 patches for my current UFO project of the month.

Lots of good quilty and needlework energy in these piles!

These were all bargain fabrics, and the note pads/magnets were also on sale.  There were many bargains to be had and it was fun trolling through bins and boxes for them.  One wool kit I purchased is not pictured because it was started immediately at Florence's house: 

The booth for Primitive Gatherings was full every time I passed by, but I did squeeze myself in to purchase this table mat.  Can you believe that I purposefully saved the excess from these yummy wools?  I couldn't bear to throw them out.

The Steam a Seam 2 I used did not work very well in adhering the wools to the background, and limited my ability to stitch on the plane (probably because I didn't use steam!).  I finally got smart about halfway round and stitched through the squares with an X using my perle cotton to keep them in place.  It looks cute but won't be permanent.  I'm looking forward to playing with all the other pretties but there has been no stitching since I got home! 

11 comments:

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing! How fun!

Stephanie said...

Primitive Gathering always had a long line when I passed. I remember most of the quilts your shared. Love the anniversary double wedding ring

Candace said...

Sometimes I am just stunned by what can be done with fabric, needle and thread! Thanks for sharing these great quilts, Annie! Your loot looks pretty good, too ;>)
Cheers!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, I love the Grand Canyon quilt! I'd love to be able to do something like that one of these days. And the Australian quilt was in Houston--thought it very entertaining and I also took a class with Pam Holland. MAN, is that woman talented!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Love the wedding ring quilt, such a traditional quilt in an untradition way. Yummy goodies, I really like your wool table topper.

Shay said...

I knew that was an Australian scene before I even read it. And that quilt was made in my hometown.

There's nothing like going to a quilt convention to lighten your purse but it looks like you bought some wonderful things!

Vivian said...

The wedding ring quilt is beyond impressive. What an heirloom for the family. Thanks for sharing such a diverse group from the show.

Your new CW prints will be fun to use, I'm sure. I don't blame you for saving the leftovers of the wools. Such rich colors.

Kate said...

Gorgeous quilts. Hard to pick a favorite. Love your table mat. Thanks for sharing all the quitls!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh boy does your new wool table mat catch my eye! How fortunate you are to have been able to attend and collect loot!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I wanna go too! Love, love, love the show and tell (and show and shop!) from the show. That wool table mat is STUNNING!

Belinda said...

OH..OH...LOOT!!! Such GOOD/FUN/MARVELOUS LOOT!!
Since I live in an area where it's hard to find such good LOOT I would have just gone crazy!!
More great quilts too!