Connie and I attended the AQS and Des Moines quilt guild show yesterday – this is the last year it will be held in DesMoines, IA but the Des Moines guild is going to move the show and vendor mall to thefairgrounds. It’s a really good show and the quilts are just outstanding. We talked to lots of people we knew and it was fun to see our friends again. Here’s a good friend/blog reader who stopped me to say hello.
I didn’t take hundreds of pictures but here are some of the quilts I liked the most.
We both loved this quilt made to look like plaid using colored thread for quilting.
Our friend Jane was with us and after the quilt show we went to West End Salvage – do you remember the HGTV show featuring this huge warehouse full of architectural doors, windows, cabinets and decorative items? We explored 4 floors of great junk!
Whoops – forgot to show you the two books I bought at the show. Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts must be the fastest sewer/quilter in the whole world. Her quilts were on display and they are almost all big quilts – she even does her own quilting! I don’t know how she does it.
We also stopped at the antique mall in Story City – I’ll post those pictures in my next blog post. Maybe later today even – it’s raining and I’m going to take off the screens and clean while it’s an icky day.