Sorry, but some of the photos are less than perfect as I had to rely on my phone because I am such a numpty (a fact that has firmly been established over the past year). I put my camera on to charge last night but failed to turn the socket on at the wall so the first photo I went to take at the show my camera started flashing the low battery icon at me.
The people - (clockwise from top left) - Laura Jane, Nicky, Lucy, Nat, Trudi, Tula and Katy. Laura Jane introduced us to Tula because LJ knows all the cool people and Tula was cool, and lovely. Katy was loving her Sissix shirt. Seems they might be the in thing to wear at the retreat next summer. I also saw Deborah there and forgot to take a photo. I have been chatting to her online almost since the time I started blogging and last year she had my most favourite quilt in the show. I talked about it at the end of this post here.
The quilts - first up two of the quilts that Trudi had in the show and one that Hadley had on the Cotton Patch stand that she made using her Sissix. All three quilts were gorgeous!
Obviously there was a huge number of other quilts on show and I would be hard pressed to get photos of all the ones I loved so I have several mosaics showing some of my favourites or ones that just impressed me by the sheer skill involved in making them, whether they were in a style I prefer or not.
There were the miniatures. All of the quilts pictured below were teeny tiny. Some as small as about 6" square. Nicky and I reckon the one with the hexies used hexies that were no bigger than 1/4" each side. The detail in these quilts was astounding, and the patience it must have taken to make them beyond anything I possess.
The colour in some of the quilts bowled me over too. Fabulous! In particular I loved the one on the top left which was Hong Kong Reflections.
I also have a love of pictorial quilts and there were lots to catch my eye. I love the stone barn one!
One booth - I have no recollection of which one - had a divider curtain made out of wee little log cabin block cushions. It was like nothing I have ever seen before.
And I am always a sucker for seaside scenes so this quilt really appealed to me.
I am sure there is way more to show and tell, but that's all you are getting from me tonight. Nicky, Lucy and all the others are bound to have brilliant posts featuring better photos, and important details. My brain has crashed and burned and I think this is the best I can do.
Oh, I forgot to mention I bought some fabric. But it is almost 10:30pm and the you will have to wait until tomorrow so I can take some half decent photos. I am sure the suspense will have you up all night.
PS: And for those of you who want a good laugh. We got two new residents in this house today - of the rodent kind. I must introduce you to Slush and Sprinkles the gerbils real soon. When I can bring myself to get close enough to them to take a photo or two. Teach me to leave the decision to himself and then depart the house for the day!
Delighted I logged in one last time before going to bed! Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos from the FoQ! No comment on the gerbils. ;)ReplyDelete
Sounds like a marvelous day. My head is spinning from all the lovely quilts you have shared and my tummy hurts from laughing so much about the gerbils.ReplyDelete
The log cabin one is by zigzagsonline.co.uk :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts, friends, fabric designers, how much fun is that. I hope you have a good sleep, there are rodents to get to know in the morning.ReplyDelete
sounds like a wonderful day with so much to take in. I'm saying nothing about the gerbils, well actually I'm having a bit of a chuckle.ReplyDelete
Im sorry I can't possibly comment on all the quilty goodness now as I'm laughing far too hard about gerbils. MehehehehReplyDelete
So glad you had a fabulous day! Enjoy the rats! JxoReplyDelete
I suppose i shouldn't say 'i told you so', but as soon as you said you told the girls to ask their dad when you were gone, i felt there were gerbils in your future.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the quilt show tour-- lots of neat stuff!
I love the little log cabin pillow curtain! So cool!ReplyDelete
....not sure I could love the gerbils, though.....good luck!
Gerbils!!!!! I told you so!!!! I know your husband better than you do! LOL! Thanks for the quilt show! Love the seaside quilt!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! They're nocturnal! They'll keep you up all night!ReplyDelete
That curtain is out of control!
Leanne sent me over (She Can Quilt) letting me know there's a picture of my quilt....so exciting for me. Looks like you are having a fabulous time.ReplyDelete
I recognized it immediately - it is a gorgeous quilt that absolutely should be on display:-)))Delete
Susan, was lovely to meet you, great picture with Nicky and Lucy ( and our bumps!)... I have a feeling we chatted too much with Lucy and did not actually see all the quilts! Love the log cabin curtain!ReplyDelete
the minis really were incredible! The one that came second with the teeny applique - how is that even possible?ReplyDelete
Wow, all those quilts are amazing! Looks like an amazing dayReplyDelete
Fab collection of quilts there (psst, Sizzix is spelt with zzzzzzs in the middle, which seems appropriate as you were so tired ;o)ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a fun day!ReplyDelete
Glad you had a great day - thanks for the piccies.ReplyDelete
I did warn you about handing over the gerbil question to himself!
Great photys ta x Love the pinnie room divider! And RODENTS.... Shall I bring Ellicat over when the kids are out?ReplyDelete
What a fabulous day you must have had, I'm green with envy! And what stunning, amazing quilts, every single one of them. And how impressive is the cushion curtain...so innovative. I hope to go next year when my little boy is old enough to be left for the weekend. :-)ReplyDelete
Looks like a fabulous day. Thanks for sharing with us all. As for the rodents....well you set yourself up for that. Lol. Di xReplyDelete
The quilts are pretty but those ladies at the top are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Fabulous photos of a fabulous day - can't wait to see the new fabric!ReplyDelete
P.S. Is that Trudi's quilt that she's fondling? Looks lovely...
P.P.S. gerbils...Oh dear!
Are Laura and Tula Pink sisters?? I love the top right improv.quilt, which I think must be Marie`s? Looks like you had a great time and thanks for the virtual tour.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your photos, my trip to FoQ was scuppered by the little trip to the emergency room so it's lovely to see some of the quilts. I LOVE the miniatures.ReplyDelete
Shaking head & laughing about the gerbils :)))))
T'was a delight, brightened my day for sure! as always! :)ReplyDelete
I wish we had gone on the same day, we could have had a chat without me being slightly drunk ;-)ReplyDelete
Was a great day made better by being in your company though why I am the only one pulling a funny face I do not know??ReplyDelete
Great photos!! I took none! It was a fab day and there was so much to see. Can't wait to see the gerbils, hope they're not keeping you up at night ;) xxReplyDelete
Looks like a fantastic day! You guys must have had a great time together! I love, love, love the quilt photos too!ReplyDelete
Can't wait to meet Slush & Sprinkles :)
Gerbils are great, we had them for years as I was growing up! One was particularly clever, and worked out how to escape his cage and go exploring at night! He was downstairs, I was upstairs, and I woke one morning with him on my chest! Higgins was a great character, and greatly missed. Make friends with your guys, just keep them away from quilts, they are rodents after all!ReplyDelete
But much more hygenic than mice!
OMW I love your pics and I can't believe that I missed it.ReplyDelete
Fab round up - I am looking forward to seeing what you bought.
p.s. I hand quilted for the first time today. Ah!!!! its addictive and I loved it so much more than I thought I would. Thanks for the encouragement. xxxx
Thank you for the pics - of both the quilts and the lovely ladies;-))ReplyDelete