|"Moody Blues" by Laurie Latta|
Special exhibit- Cow Parade
The annual Minnesota Quilters was held in Rochester last week. We made it a family trip which means my teenager read "The Hunger Games" trilogy most of the trip there, there and the trip back.
The show was great, as usual, but (I think) fewer quilts than in past shows. My pics:
|"Lambeau Snow" (detail)|
|"Lambeau Snow" by Janell Dahms Cannon Falls, MN|
Quilted by Sherry Reynolds
1st Place: Pieced, Small
|"B.S. I Love You" by Janet Stone Overland Park, KS|
1st Place- Applique, Small
"Grid Lock" by Jill Robinson
2nd Place, Art
|"Cordoba" by Claudia Pfeil Krefeld, Germany|
3rd Place, Blue Diamond
|This is the BACK of the quilt. If you're a quilter, you know the back is supposed to look this|
great but rarely does!
One of the things I like about quilt shows is the conversations you get to have with great people you don't know and may never see again. It's a very eclectic crowd that goes to quilt shows.
Meet romance writer and quilter Dianna Nicolai from Riceville, IA. Dianna saw me on my IPad at the show and stopped by to check it out. Since she is a writer, she's been thinking about getting some type of notebook. I showed her the Ipad and while showing her the camera feature, took one which is obviously candid. So, if you're reading this Dianna, it was fun talking with you! Btw, all the pics on this post are from my IPad. The down side is that people don't realize you're taking a quilt picture and they keep walking into the shot!
|Candid camera (Dianna Nicolai/Jill Robinson)|
To see all the award winners visit:
I think it's fair to say I did some damage in the vendor area. Not as much as I used to since I also now buy bolts of white kona, silk, etc. Met a new vendor at the show, Michelle Young Crawford, owner of Flower Box Quilts. She was doing a nice business, lots of great colors displayed nicely and easy to reach. Don't you love her sign?!
|Flower Box Quilts Spokane, WA|
Michelle Young Crawford, owner
Also, Lucy Senstad, owner of Aunt Annie's Quilts and Silks from Avon, MN. She carries a lot of batiks (on purpose to force me into spending money) and also sponsors the Art Category awards at the show. Thanks for supporting art quilts Lucy!
Aunt Annie's Quilts and Silks
|Aunt Annies Quilts and Silks|
As we were heading out of Rochester, we stopped at a great place for breakfast. It would be a good one for Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives but the food was great and it was cheap.