Monday, April 20, 2009

WOW - What A Trip!

We got back last night from MQX and had a wonderful week. The quilts were amazing and I have lots of pictures to share with you. We played 'quilters craps' at the Ice Cream Social for 2 1/2" strips and I won a game so came home with about 45 strips. It was a lot of fun and would be great to play at a Guild or Stitch Group.

This is a close-up from Renae Haddadin's Best in Show. All the pictures should enlarge when you click on them.

The full quilt:

The back - which looked just as nice as the front:

As is usually the case, these pictures do not do justice to the quilts. My photography leaves a lot to be desired.

I took classes from Deloa Jones, Pam Clarke and two from Dawn Cavanaugh. Dawn was awarded Teacher of the Year at the Banquet on Friday night. She is an amazing teacher and her Potpourri and Hodge Podge class was the best I've ever taken. I am so happy she won as it was so well deserved.

The Fashion Show was fun and Summerset Banks stole the show with her amazing vintage garments.

I was most amazed by the background fill on so many quilts - talk about micro - unbelievable:

To be honest, this quilt didn't appeal to me from the front, but when the Angel turned it over and we saw the back, it was breathtaking.

We all agreed the artist should have reversed the fabrics.

Since I have a lot of things I should be doing today (including laundry) I'm going to leave it here and post more pictures in the next couple of days.


Suzan said...

The quilting is absolutely amazing! Makes me want to hang my head in shame...

Vicki W said...

I sure wish I could have been there!

Mary said...

Glad you had a good time! I usually come away from Machine Quilting shows thinking how bad my quilting is...I love seeing all the background fills too and take lots of photos which is funny because I don't typically do that type of dense quilting.

Bunny said...

All I can say is that the quilting is totally amazing. Must have been awsome to see them in person.