I’m back from the International Quilt Festival/ Cincinnati and suffering from what I call PQSD (Postpartum Quilt Show Disorder). I’m sad it’s over, I miss my quilt buddies, and I spent what feels like my entire monthly paycheck on things such as Sue Spargo kits, Marcia Derse and Anna Griffin fabrics, pin cushion patterns, and too many notions and gadgets to count!
During the show I tweeted quite a bit from the exhibit floor, but here are some more pix:
I was very excited with my new toy at the show. I felt very official. It took me a while to master radio etiquette though…
Attendees with tickets in hand, eager for those exhibit hall doors to open for the day. Never get in the path of a quilter ready to buy fabric at a quilt show. It is a stampede!
The Modern Quilt Guild of Cincinnati had their first exhibit with us and it was an extremely popular one to visit.
Above is my friend Liz Kettle demonstrating how to use paint with Indian wooden print blocks in the Artistic Artifacts booth. Take note of her super swank duct tape/garbage bag apron to protect her clothing from paint.
And she wasn’t the only quilter resourceful with plastic. Notice how my colleague Trix Buhlmann-Epple protected herself from the torrential downpour we had on Saturday…
And ooooh laaaa…just looking at the Marcia Derse booth was more jolting to my system than an energy shot!
I heart this quilt. A heart it a lot. It is for sale and called “Gentle Rain” by Sandy Gregg of Cambridge, Massachusetts. I had to chuckle when I learned it was by Sandy because I met her when I was living in Massachusetts and wanted to partake in a surface design play date with her and her art quilt buddies. I am still contemplating purchasing it.
Some of my quilt loot. I can’t wait to make the pomegranate table runner from the kit I got from Sue Spargo, or put out the over-dyed doilies I bought from Wendy Richardson to use as coasters in my bar.
See you next year, Cincinnati!