Now, almost three weeks later, it is time to finish up my posts about IQF. I found the show to be amazing and encouraging and I came away with tons of ideas and thoughts about my future in quilting. The main thought that kept coming to my mind was the need to concentrate more on the details and to spend the time needed to finish a project strong!!
Here are a few of my favorite quilts……
I was mesmerized by the interplay of photographs and fabric…..so much movement!!!
Of course this is just another photo so I guess that I am not helping you too much!!!
Our four-legged friends were well represented as well. I loved this fun quilt by Hiroko Miyama aptly named “You Know What?”…..
As a side note, when I showed my daughter this quilt she immediately started sending me photos of her German Shorthair Pointer with hints that she would LOVE a quilt of Riley!!
In the portrait quilt gallery, this piece by Gillian Shearer, entitled “Did you see that”?” was one of my favorites……
As far as shopping went, I enjoyed walking thru the vendors and watching their demonstrations but didn’t purchase too much. There were some threads from Superior and some Machine Quilting Rulers that I would have had to order from Australia and a few other small bits and bobs. But, as I often tell shop owners, what I really need is a 30-35 hour day!!!
Before I end this post, I want to give a big shout-out to my sweet husband who encouraged me to go on the trip even though it came at a rough time for him, and another shout-out to Linda, my very special friend and traveling companion!!
So, now I am back home and deep in the midst of Holidays, decorating, working and the other parts of life that somehow manage to steal my quilting time, but I am working hard to find time for this wonderful creative outlet…..I hope that you can do the same!!!!