Yes, Pepper Mint and I attended the Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina last week. The winner of the Americana Bandanna Quilted Trivet Pattern is Judy1522. I hope to hear from you soon, Judy! Congratulations!
Here is an overview of the Expo floor. You can see some of the quilt displays, the Gammill classroom/studio, and the shopping, shopping, shopping!
I took a class at the Expo, "Fun Free-Motion Machine Quilting" with Frieda Anderson. Her quilt, "Woodland Secrets" is pictured above. I really learned a lot from Frieda and have already seen an improvement in my machine quilting - Yay!
I also enjoyed viewing the quilts. There was a section of Quilts from Quiltmaker Magazine, like the above "Smooth Sailing" by Carolyn Beam. I love the movement in this quilt.
This quilt was part of a contest and auction put on by the Quilt Alliance. All the quilts are shaped like houses. The originality and diverse ideas were amazing. I loved looking at these quilts. I wrote down the name and maker of this quilt, which I especially liked, but I can't find my note. So, sorry.
One of my favorite parts of the Expo was the trunk show by Sheri Bain Driver of McCall's Quilting. Above is her quilt, "Heritage Stars". She showed a trunkload of her scrappy quilts, all gorgeous, to die for, quilts. Most of them had pieced backs, too. She also told the story behind each quilt. It was inspiring.
Really, the whole show was inspiring. I came home ready to finish some quilts! The Sewing and Quilting Expo is touring the country and will be back in Raleigh next year at the same time. I'm marking my calendar now. You should attend one of these shows if you can.
Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!