Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pacific International Quilt Festival 2012

What can I say...other than the 24 hours of hell and a trip to Urgent Care the trip was one of extraordinary experiences.  The flight down was in a blink of an eye because Marilyn of QuiltWorks was my flight companion and even though it was so early the sun hadn't risen we chatted most of the flight.  I was headed to the Pacific International Quilt Festival and she was headed to Denver.

Then I ran into my college roommate from UC Santa Barbara and she had a quilt juried into the show!  

North by Northwest...absolutely stunning!  I stood by the quilt for a while saying in a slight loud voice to my sister..."and this quilt was made by my college roommate, talented artist isn't she." or "I knew this artist back when she was sewing her own outfits." or  "she showed such talent at such an early age."

by evening I was blessed to meet up with some of the Patchwork Europa gang.  It was fun chatting and drinking wine with the knowledge that we didn't have to be in the lobby by 7:45 am!  This time we could sleep in, lol.  Everyone was enjoying the vendor mall...and the show!

And now for the slide show.  I have to tell you upfront that I took a lot of photos so the slide shows will be spread out over the next few days so as to not decrease blood flow to your derriere...that's buttocks for those of you that don't speak French.  And today's is a combination of vendor mall and quilt show.  I included websites where I knew them, I'd appreciate if you do visit them and order something...let them know you saw it on the Woolie.  Thank you...and enjoy!  

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  1. Thank you again Anna for taking the photos and making a slide show so I could see all the beautiful quilts!

  2. Wonderful pictures of the quilt show! Thanks so very much for sharing them.

  3. P. S. how did your new iron work out??

  4. What was the name of the shop your sister purchased the wool kit of the girl with the sheep. I really liked it.

  5. What a great show, so many gorgeous art pieces, would love to do things like that and I love the kit you got, you can pass that one onto me when You get bored with it, lol.


  6. Loved seeing the pic of you and Teri! And her quilt is amazing! Thanks for the great slideshow!

  7. Fun!! I recognized Slide #38 -- a golden/blue tile compass. A new friend Laney from Diablo Quilt Guild. Beautiful work -- saw it in person. Good to see you and your sister bonding over fabric. :)