Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More from IQF in Long Beach

I have a few more quilts to show you from the Long Beach show. There were so many wonderful quilts, I almost didn't know which pictures to take.
Hoffman Fabrics has a challenge each year, where the participants use a select group of fabrics.

Sorry I forgot to get the names of the designers of the next these two quilts.

I loved the quilting in this one.

I am more drawn to traditional quilts than I am Art quilts, so these caught my eye.

From far away, this quilt didn't look that spectacular.

But, up close it was wonderful in technique!

This one was so bright and cheerful it just made me happy.

Someday I want to do a two color quilt.

As much as I loved seeing all the quilts and vendor booths, one of the things I love to do the most is people watch. The convention was crowded, but it had the most interesting people. I know they had participation from all over the United States. Everyone there seemed excited and happy just to be around beautiful fabrics, and all the products that make our quilting possible.
Happy, Happy Energy.

A few woman were brave enough to bring their children. Some brought their husbands who often waited patiently on the outskirts of the mob. This woman brought her dog.

Complete with pink stroller, and doggie toys.

The craft of this years convention? Hundreds of women were walking around with spools of thread on their heads, attached by a head band.
I looked, but no, those were not from Superior Threads.
*and my favorite people moment: I was approached by Brenda from California who asked me if I was Nedra from Cactus Needle. (She saw my badge from Superior Threads). When I said yes, she commented that she reads my blog every day, and thanked me for sharing my world. Thank you Brenda for coming up and saying hello! It was delightful to meet you!


Material Mary said...

There were some pretty awesome quilts. I loved them!!

Linda said...

I love that blue and white quilt. When I was working with the national judge at the quilt show this Spring, she told us that blue and white are the most popular quilts and also are the most valuable. I want one!! Notice I didn't say I want to MAKE one!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous quilts - and isn't it just lovely to meet someone out of the blue!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Nanette Merrill said...

You've been spotted out and about and recognized! Isn't that fun to have a fan moment. haha Well I am a fan of yours that is for sure. It is great to get out and see what is haappening in the quilt world in other parts of the country.

QuiltingB said...

Hi Nedra, it was a joy to meet you in person. I love reading quilting blogs (I read yours too, Nanette!) and have learned so much from all the quilting ideas that are blogged about. Thank you so much for making my day! Brenda

Kim Walus said...

Those are some really beautiful quilts. I'm glad you were able to go and then share your experiences with us.

Anonymous said...


I came to your blog at Micki's recommendation. I enjoy seeing pictures of your work.