I took lots of photos of the International Quilt Festival - Chicago yesterday both before my volunteer work began and after, when I had time to just gaze and admire all the quilts... I've included the maker's names where possible in a corresponding photo. These red and white quilts (names were not listed for the… Continue reading International Quilt Festival – Chicago
This festival has crept up on me like nobody's business. I can't believe it is already here! It doesn't seam like that long ago I was reporting from last year's festival. I know I've been a little bit out of it but I just found out that this is the last year this festival will… Continue reading It’s Quilt Festival Time!
Quilters are an interesting breed. I consider myself a casual quilter. I enjoy the playing of colors with patterns and quilting designs, developing a pattern, looking at the thousands of fabrics that are available and sometimes just enjoy the solitude and monotony of piecing and/or quilting. It certainly is a form of meditation. I do… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Chicago Entry #3 – Quilters
A fun thing to do while I was there was to look for traditional quilts, or traditional patterns with interesting interpretations. My favorites of these were a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, a 9-Patch wonder, and a Lone Star combo that was out of this world. Here is the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. This was also… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Chicago Entry #2 – Traditions
It's been a few years since I've been to the International Quilt Festival but since I needed a good up lift and a heavy dose of inspiration I decided to go today and see what's new. Boy was I not expecting the crowds and the number of displays and vendors. This festival was HUGE! Holy… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Chicago – Entry #1 The Animals