Posts in category "Quilts on the road"

I'm Sew Tired: A quilting and Beatles quiz

Judy Walsh made this cutie! I will give the title on the following slide. Try to guess!
One of the highlights for me in Kansas City was seeing the 150 Beatles Art Quilts, each depicting a different Beatles song. I had not been able to see them at previous showings so I was very excited. There is a book about these quilts put together by Donna DeSoto. I would love to own... Read more »

26 Quilts from the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

I love this 9 Patch by Diane White which she named The Big Picture. Perfect!
You may have heard that I went to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. I know, I know, I can’t stop writing about it! But I just had such a great time I had to share it with you! And now the quilts! I took 160 pictures of quilts and here they all are. Kidding!... Read more »

Review of the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

  This past weekend was the inaugural show for a group of 15 guilds in Kansas City. I was so impressed with everything about the show, I could hardly believe it was their first one. There was so much to do and see so I will have to write several posts. This first one will... Read more »

Going to Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Don’t you just love when you are about to embark on a new and exciting adventure in life? I do too! And today, one is happening to me. I am on my way to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. It is being held from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21st. Pretty exciting stuff!... Read more »

Two thumbs way up for the Grand Hotel Needle Art Seminar

Have you ever had such a wonderful time that you almost sputter when you try to describe it? That is how I feel about this past weekend which I spent at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI. The entire experience was so fabulous that it seemed like I was living a fantasy come to... Read more »

Grand Hotel Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar 2015

We are on our to Mackinac Island and I am very excited. Earlier this year one of my twitter friends posted this link. The minute I found out about this seminar, I realized I had wanted to go there all my life! OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but I have wanted to visit... Read more »

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 »
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