I really enjoyed seeing the traditional quilts and the high level of skill in each piece. There were more quilts with hand quilting than I recall from the past and it was a delight to see so much handwork.
Those quilts that had machine work or long-arm work were sympathetic to the design of the overall quilts. I was glad to see less all over long arming which was in favour a few years ago and more creative use of space and shape.
"Stardust" pieced by Helen Brookham quilted by Sandy Chandler
(Received highly commended and judges choice awards)
"Grace" quilted by Sandy Chandler
(Received second place award)
And speaking of fabulous… One last highlight of the day... I met Tula Pink. In fact I did the whole celebrity thing and startled her as I jumped in front of her path as she walked by in the crowd.. I never thought of myself as someone that would do that, but before my brain engaged there I was shouting, “It’s YOU, Tula Pink!!” LOL She was very sweet and took the time to chat and I got the mandatory picture as proof.
I'm so glad I went...it had been a last minute decision to go but as it has been 4 years since I last attended the show for one reason or another I was overdue to visit. Hopefully, I won't leave it another 4 years before I visit again. :o)
Until next time...♥