Monday, August 4, 2008

International Quilt Festival - Part 2

I have a very dear friend, who I love very much, and today is her birthday. I have Judi to thank for introducing me to quilt blogging, and I'll never be the same again.
I hope your day is a wonderful one Judi.
I made this table topper for her birthday and mailed it off to her.
The pineapple pattern is from Buggy Barn. I made 3 of them and then added some borders. I even machine quilted this project, which is normally not my thing, but since it's small I figured I would try.


I saw this sign in a booth at the Vendors Mall and I think it does count, don't you? I didn't take any pictures in the Vendor Mall because they requested we not. They said we could take pictures in the many quilt show areas. Each section had a different theme. I noticed most of the quilts seemed to be Art Quilts, rather than traditional. I loved seeing how many people from countries around the world participated in sharing their amazing talent.
Below is just a small sampling of some of the quilts on display.

Pink Petunias by Shirley Gisi

Vertigo by Kathy York of Austin TX

Look at the detail of these birds. So cute!

Antique Quilt C1850 Penny Tree from the Florence Peto Collection

Open Up! Your Dream Flower by Harumi Asada / Japan

Blue Moon by Jane Lloyd

Twins on Their Morning Walk by Bodil Gardner/ Denmark

A Journal Quilt: by Linda Curtis Zimmerman

A Journal Quilt by Rachel Boggel / Israel

Color Burst by Cynthia St. Charles

Oh The Places You Go by Irene Berry / Colorado

Sawdust by Mary Sue Suit and Judy Woodworth / Nebraska

Sprouts by Laura Wasilowski / Illinois

One of my goal for 2008 was to not buy new fabric, but to use what I have. I really tried to keep that in mind as I attended the International Quilt Festival. OK--it was harder than I thought! But I did keep myself fairly limited. In other words, I didn't go out whole hog, and spend a ton of money. Below are some of my purchases.
Most of the fabric I purchased will be going into samples for some of the classes I will be teaching this next year. Amazing how I can rationalize another fabric purchase!

I love Kaffe Fasset fabric and am always adding to my stash.

One lady at a vendor booth was selling these beautifully handmade reverse applique pieces at an amazing price. Her stitches were so tiny I needed magnified glasses to see the details. I will be framing them for my walls at home.

I spent an entire day walking my feet off, but I think I managed to see every vendor booth, and every quilt exhibit. (Some just a brief walk by) It was crowded, but I think that means that the Long Beach location was a success! I certainly thought so. I know I'll be coming back next year.


Abby and Stephanie said...

Thanksk for sharing the gorgeous quilts! I just love your pineapples.

em's scrapbag said...

I loved all the pictures for Quilt Fest. Great eye candy. Thanks for visiting my blog. We do have great quilt shops in Centerville. You have a few great ones yourself. My parents live in Ivins so I am down your way quite a bit.

SuBee said...

I have drool running down my chin and I think I pulled an eye muscle - what gorgeous pictures! Thank you so much for sharing!

Nanette Merrill said...

Such amazing work - much of it over my head. I did love the strawberry and the bird. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDI!!!

Linda said...

thanks for showing the Fair quilts! I am pretty sure the embroidery blocks were done by machine, not by hand.