Sunday, April 19, 2009

What a Fun Time in Chicago!

Really fun, kind of goofy traveling companions, gorgeous quilts, lots and lots of things to purchase if you have the inclination (and most of the showgoers certainly did), good weather, and good food--that's a recipe for a great weekend.
Isn't this a gorgeous quilt? The colors are so beautiful. I'm sorry I don't have the makers name of any of the ones that I am posting, but they certainly make beautiful quilts.

I love this one with the cows - it's so realistic. It's at an angle, but still lets you see how absolutely wonderful it is.

The zigzag piece really appeals to me and aren't these houses wonderful?

Two more lovely pieces.

In reading lots of blogs over the past year, I have been intrigued by the many mentions of the Polka Dot Girls and many other books and designers from Australia. I love the patterns they design and the fabrics they use. Well, while we were checking out the many vendors, I found a booth called Treasured Threads from Jefferson, Iowa. There was the packet of patterns of the Polka Dot Girls along with a lovely display of quilts, purses, funny little animals, etc. It was kind of pricey but I figured why not - I'm worth it and it is something I could work on if I would ever be unable to get to my sewing machine. The only other things that I bought were some fat quarters - some Aunt Gracies and some that I will use with the little bluework quilt. Here are my quilting buddies!! We had lots and lots of giggles and such a good time. They also did very well shopping and each brought home some great purchases. Kathy, Dana and Janna are easy to be with and I am so glad they asked me to go along. I think each of us will sleep well tonight and get rested up from a great quilt getaway!! Hugs to all three of you!! And don't forget who is smart!!! (Click to enlarge)


Jewels said...

Way cool Carol - and glad your back in one piece - look forward to more pictures! Julie

Janet said...

From what I see, you had a great time with the girls. I love what you selected to photograph and post. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look up the Polka Dot Girls.

Karen said...

Love the quilts from the show. So, you managed to find a few things to bring home. :) And, you got the Polka-Dot Girls! It is expensive, but you are worth it. :)