Posts in category "Quilts on the road"

Quilts from QuiltCon 2015

The signage at the show was great. In fact, there really wasn't anything I didn't like about the show or its organization.
I went to QuiltCon with the hope of getting inspired and oh baby, I was inspired and then some! I took hundreds of pictures of quilts and the tags next to them. Some of the pictures were on my phone, others on my casual camera and still others on my better camera. I loaded them... Read more »

Review of Tinley Park Quilt Expo 2014

First quilts I saw were from the section of ART quilts exploring the theme Metaphors in Aging. Two Mothers, Two Daughters and a Dog was better than its name. Bodil Gardner of Denmark created it.
This is my third year attending the Quilt Expo held in Tinley Park. The first year I stayed at the hotel even though it’s only 20 minutes from my home. I did the whole experience, classes, shows and visit. The second year I thought I had tickets for a Friday class when it was in... Read more »

Prairie Treasures Quilt Show 2014

Sue Pawtowski made this quilt with 448 stars, some of which are cut off. She entitled it Minnesota Nights and the colors really appealed to me. (From a pattern available at Jack Squares studio.)
This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend another Quilt show and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It was about an hour from my house in Wheaton at the Du Page County Fair Grounds which was a pretty great facility except for the ladies room! But I was there for the quilts. I... Read more »

Civil War Quilters of Illinois exhibit worth a visit to Lockport, IL

This past week we had gorgeous weather in Chicago. I know, it surprised me too! To take advantage of it I met my buddy Shannan, a fellow ChicagoNow blogger of the always useful Tween Us for lunch. Shannan let me pick, trusting friend that she is. I picked Lockport, Illinois for our lunch. It’s an... Read more »

Visit to International Quilt Festival Chicago 2014

Yes, it's me and yes, it's my quilt. You knew I would begin the photo gallery with this shot, yes?
On Thursday, June 19 my friend Gina and I were excited for our Visit to International Quilt Festival Chicago 2014. I had been last year, but Gina wasn’t able to go with me. We had been planning this outing for a while. Why were we so excited? Because my Irish in Chicago quilt was being exhibited... Read more »

Visit to Quilter's Hall Of Fame in Marion, Indiana

The parking and entrance are in the back but the front is very charming. The area surrounding this lovely restored home is quite shabby so it gives you a good idea of all the work they did.  Marie Webster lived and quilted here but not until she was 50 years old. She also designed and sold patterns and kits.
I decided I wanted to visit the Quilter’s Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana so that is exactly what we did. Last summer we had visited quilt stores in Indianapolis and Amish country twice so I am a fan of what is going on in the Quilt world in Indiana. I wish that we had... Read more »

Sewing in Cuba

My husband and I just got back from 8 days in Cuba, a fantastic adventure! I am still mulling over all I saw and learned in our People to People government authorized experience. I am sure there will be more posts about this journey but I wanted to write first about sewing in Cuba. People... Read more »

Delightful day at Pride of the Prairie Quilt show

Powered by Dad is not only a great house quilt by Sharon Nichols but tells a sweet story of her quilting it as she visited her father.
I am such a lucky quilter, I was able to attend two wonderful quilt shows two weekends in a row. What quilty bliss! Once again I was recharged and inspired by all the fantastic quilts I saw. I think they just give off creative molecules because I am raring to sew after two amazing weekends.... Read more »

Magnificent day at Salt Creek Quilt Show

Old McDonald had a Farm by Roberta Butler was the first quilt I saw in the gymnasium. I had to line up to get the picture as everyone really liked it.
I had such a great day on Saturday and it’s all because of a quilt show. I just love going to quilt shows, don’t you? Let me tell you about my Magnificent day at Salt Creek Quilt Show This was a really good one. Lots of quilts, I mean tons of them! And they were... Read more »

Laura Ingalls Wilder was a quilter

Laura Ingalls Wilder lived decades before I was born but her books influenced me all my life. In second grade my mother began reading the series to me and I took over from there. It provided one of the peak moments of that year as I got to read the Little House in the Big... Read more »