Monday, April 20, 2009

Chicago Quilt Show

Okay, its been about 17 years since I last went to a BIG quilt show. And the Chicago show really delivered. I was wow'ed by the quilts. I saw. Here's some of my favorites.

I didn't take any classes. I just went and viewed the show and then, of course, shopped 'til I dropped! I didn't really spend that much, just the fact of being on my feet for about 4 hours straight and the intense amount of eye candy. I bought some FQ, a Jim Shorer figurine, a HQT cutting template, and a book. I was really surprised about the amount of booths and fabric that seemed to specialize in the reproduction fabrics. There were a lot of Civil War reproductions. So that meant a lot of dark creams and darker colors. I know I've seen them in the LQSs but I didn't realize it was that popular. Not exactly my cup of tea (no pun intended).
I really was dragging butt by the time I got back to my car and drove back home. And even today, 2 days later, my legs and feet still hurt. I guess I'm not used to walking around on all the concrete.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for sharing! those are amazing quilts...plenty of inspiration!

    Visiting from the Spring Bloom Mini Quilt Swap!