If you follow my blog, you will recognize this as the quit that I made in collaboration with Kathy Loomis, an excellent award winner quilter. You can read more about it here where she wrote about it on her blog. I wish that she could have been at the show to share the excitement, but she was unable to attend.
Emerald City had also been juried into the show. Although it was not a winner I was very pleased that it had been accepted and to have it hanging in such good company.
Another of the many exhibits there was "In the Eye of the Quilter" in which quilters entered photographs that they had taken. I entered the maximum number of three that were allowed and thought that they had been rejected since I never heard from them. So I was surprised and delighted to see two of my photos in the exhibit. Both of them had been taken on my recent trip to Hawaii. The first is of an African Tulip Tree and the second is the bark of the Rainbow Eucalyptus.
The quilt festival is an amazing experience! I have been many times, but each time I am in awe of the impressive amount of quilts and the incredible talent displayed. I was honored to have my quilts hanging among them. The show runs from Wednesday evening, with a preview night, though Sunday afternoon. Last year there were over 60,000 attendees from all over the world. Classes on numerous topics start on Monday and they are always well attended. I find that it takes all my time to view all the quilts and see some of the vendors and I don't take classes anymore, although I have in the past. It is an exhilarating and exhausting experience and I'm glad to be home and back in my studio planning what I might have for next year.
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