After being so disappointed with the vendors at the Chicago Quilt Show, I was REALLY hoping the vendors at Paducah would be better--I was not disappointed. Here are my purchases.
I bought $5 AQS books, fabric, a stencil, some thread, a magazine, a VERY small cutting mat (to use with my 365 Challenge blocks), and some miscellaneous items. My best buys were the $5 books and the $3 a yard fabric (the black and white with the lime stack in the left corner of the pic). I bought a jellyroll and two charm packs of Grunge from Moda. I just love that fabric. I was glad to find various reds and oranges for a project I'll be working on soon. I also bought a couple of tops, a vest, and two pairs of shoes. I have a little bitty Tutto coming where I will house my Featherweight. Obviously, I found the vendors to be much better (for me) than those at Chicago.
I enjoyed the quilts here, but I think Chicago was better for me for several reasons.
- the ease with which I could view and photograph the quilts
- there were more "art" quilts
- the quilt "stories" were displayed
I do want to share a few of the quilts I liked in Paducah. (This show is a REALLY difficult one to photograph. There is NO way to get a good picture of the quilts on the sides of the three-sided display nooks. That is where all the quilts are located when you see a picture that is very wonky.)
I just love black and white quilts. These were my favs. (Top-Untamed Symphony by Sheila Frampton-Cooper, Bottom Left-Black & White Crayons by Lynne Tyler, Bottom Right-Can You See (M)E Now?)
People grouping--(Left-Summer Wind by Marina Landi, Middle-Life's Journey by Devon W. Pfeif, Right-Le Reve (The Dream) After Pablo Picasso by Lynn Isenberg)
From my pictures, I guess you can tell I'm a modern/art quilt lovin' gal.
Some friends and I met up at Flamingo Row for a great meal and some visiting.