On Friday, I met up with Amy from Inifinty Quilter at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo in Madison. Since she had seen most of the vendors by the time I got there, we decided to go through the Quilt Show gallery together first. The quilts were just exquisite! Very small and fine piecing and the quilting! oh my! My hands and eyes just ached thinking about all that micro stippling and pebble work!
Here is the Best In Show. Amy and I were lucky enough to be viewing the quilt with the artist, Mildred Sorrellis. That's her in the pink pants! She had a little gathering of quilters by her, so we had to wait for a clearing to take the picture. :)
One special exhibit was 'Through the Portal' Challenge and being the geek-y science person I am, I thought this quilt by Deb Kinder was cool. So did the judges as it took First Place! On the workbench, Deb even included 'microscope slides'. Very cool!
Here is a quilt that I would be able to make...a Log Cabin by Tom Kobza. I could visualize it in cremes/reds and blues.
Of course, I did do some damage for the stash report. I couldn't resist the idea of the 5 yard quilt from Bolines. They had a whole table full of 5 yard packs to choose from. I was looking for stars and strips but, alas they were all sold out. I did find a Valentine theme pack. Suppose it will be finished for Valentine's Day 2010 or 2011?! You also received 4 different quilt patterns that use 5 yards of fabric. I also brought a packet of note cards from the Go Red For Heart Campaign.
I arrived home with a few hours until dinner, so I sewed the outer border onto this QOV. The stars were inspired from the Signature Stars quilt. DS thought the red and blue stars were cool and I should include them in the design!