Setting off at 7 am, I pulled into the nearby Starbucks drive-through to fortify myself for the 3 hour drive....because really how can anyone be expected to drive a long distance without a Grande Nonfat Caramel Macchiato? (and YES I want the whip cream!) But this Mom of 2 little ones was so darned happy at the prospect of not just a few rushed hours, but a WHOLE DAY to herself to leisurely browse aisle after aisle of quilts and supplies, I think I could have made the entire drive up there on "Me Time Steam" alone.
I had a marvelous time walking the show. It wasn't overwhelmingly huge, and I was able to see all of the quilts in about an hour, the vendors in about 90 minutes. I wasn't looking for anything in particular while shopping, so that made it easier to resist some of the goodies available.
Here are a few of my favorite quilts in the show:
Basket Arrangements by Ann Horton
Dawn Prayers at the Ganges by Meri Henriques Vahl
To Everything There is a Season by Pat Delaney
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Jennifer June
Ariane at the Sea by Linda S. Schmidt
another Linda S. Schmidt quilt (forgot to photo the label)
Aren't they gorgeous? There was definitely a heavier slant to art quilts in this show vs. traditional piecing. I photographed quite a few of them, and I will post more this week!