Last Friday I attended the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. Once again I saw some gorgeous quilts and learned a lot. I love going to these shows to see techniques and quilt designs and thread painting etc. Here is one by Barbara Shapel from Washington State which I loved.
"In Hiding" by Barbara Shapel
I love the quilting on this piece and the color. The Blue Heron is just beautifully thread painted.
I took a photo of the back to show the quilting but I must have gotten bumped when taking it as it is all blurry. It was very crowded.
I found out that the show is being moved to Cincinnati and they are changing the date it will be held on. I am so disappointed as this means I will not be able to attend unless we have sold the store by then. In order to go it will mean a minimum of 3 days and that is just too hard for me to do right now.
So.....this may be my last International show for a while.
I found some fabulous fabric & thread once again too. Can't wait to use them in something. Stopped at the Cheesecake Factory on the way home and had a great pasta dish called "Evelyn's Favorite" and then the red cake cheesecake. I figured I had earned it with all the walking I did that day!!!!