Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rosemont Quilt Festival

I took a short break from all my packing and went to the Rosemont Quilt Festival in Chicago last Friday.  I'm so glad it did.  There's nothing like a stack of boxes for incentive NOT to buy anything.


I posted on Instagram that maybe I needed an intervention.... Nah, I just need more time to sew.  You see there are way more boxes labeled "Quilting" than there are for any other room in the house.  

So this pile of boxes helped me with my buying power at the Quilt Show.  I did purchase a pattern for some cute placemats that I'm going to make for The Queen's Rustic Retreat


and I did purchase a yard of fabric for some sashing for my Farmer's Wives quilt (that I ran out of and was sure I couldn't find again since it's been about 5 years since that purchase).  Then I splurged and bought a "barn quilt" panel and some coordinating yardage. 



If you recall last year, I bought a new sewing table.  You can read about it here.  The King told me I couldn't buy anything that I couldn't carry in myself!  

But the best part of all was, of course, was seeing all the beautiful quilts and wall hangings.  It is always so inspiring to go see them.  Here are a few pictures of some of my favorites.  Some I liked just because, some because of the quilting, some because of the technique, some by the use of unusual fabrics, some by the pattern....

One of my favorite displays was the "Modern Quilts" Display.  


"Sprocket 2 Me" by Robbie Eklow (I saw this quilt when Robbie was at our guild.  You can see some of her other masterpieces here.)



"Dot" by Kathy York



"Essence" by Lyric Kinard




"Spring Comes Late" by Cindy Cooksey (And I believe Cindy hit the nail on the head with that one!  It's just wrong to have snow in April!  And yes, it snowed the day we were at the Quilt Festival!)




Paint Drips by Angela Pingel, Quilted by Krista Withers



In Remembrance by Kathy Shier





"Selvage Star of Bethlehem" by Mayleen Vinson, Quilted by Jan Hutchison  
Oh be still my heart, a selvage quilt is on my bucket list.  I'm saving my selvages but I'm nowhere close to having enough!





Oops, I'm sorry, I can't credit this quilt.  I forgot to take a photo of the bio sheet.  



Oops, I'm sorry again, I can't credit this quilt either.  I forgot to take a photo of the bio sheet.  





"Basket Arrangements" by Ann Horton



"Family Patriotism" by Cynthia Levis
This quilt was part of the "Deeply Rooted" display.  Most quilts depicted some form of flower or tree growing.  I loved the interpretation of this one.




"Quilt for Our Bed" by Laura Hartrich, Quilted by Nikki Maroon.  
Wouldn't this be a fun quilt to make for a child!




"Baby Jane" by Marian Woods




"Hip Hip Horray" by Bernadette Houghton, Quilted by Teresa Coolidge
These are 1" half square triangles!  Made by a lady while she was recovering from hip surgery.




"Red and White Feathered Star Sampler Quilt" by Doretta Bradshaw



"Deconstructed Lone Star" by Amy Struckmeyer




"Peloton" by Valli Schiller



To Autumn with Love, Mom by Jessie Stampfli, Quilted by Bonita Deering




"Bouncing Ball" by Coleen Walter





Oops, another one I can't credit because I didn't take a picture of the bio sheet.



"Foundation Rose & Pine Tree Variation" by "Unknown"

Hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did!





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  1. Good job! I think I saw you there on Friday, but I was a long way away. Looks like your packing is coming along.

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