Question: How do you hang 20 quilts in a 10ft by 10 ft booth?
Answer: Very carefully. It took us 3 hours to set up, and only 1 hour to tear down.
During the show, we sold out of 4 kits -- woot woot!
The AQS Author Quilts were displayed in the front of the Pavillion. This is Sumiko Minei's "Memories" featured in her book Foundation-pieced Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Look at the teeny weeny applique stitching. The entire quilt is embellished with embroidery stitches.
What a treat!While I was in the main convention center, taking pics of gorgeous quilts, I met Sue McCarty while she was being photographed with her Best of Show quilt. The photographer was none other than Ricky Tims.
This is Adventure Awaits by Sue McCarty of Roy, UT. It won Best of Show. Wow! The quilt was inspired by Tolkiens' The Hobbit. It's a wholecloth quilt with incredible threadwork in the embroidery and quilting. It was in the Large Wall Quilts, Longarm/Midarm Machine Quilted division.
We met lots of interesting, fun quilters throughout the show. It's fun to see how different groups identified themselves. We saw lots of matching shirts & hats. We also saw incredibly creative get-ups, like this group of 4 who had appliqued frogs on their jackets... RRRIIIPP it -- stands for "unsewing" :-)
There were many family reunions, girlfriend getaways and couple vacations at the show.
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