I am in Grand Rapids for the AQS quilt show.
My quilt didn’t win any awards…but it really is an honor to have a quilt in the show. One of the problems with the contest is the categories.
A. Quilter’s Choice: any quilting technique or construction method. Width 60″ to 110″; Length 60″ or
B. Made By Machine: made entirely by machine. Width 60″ to 110″; Length 60″ or more.
C. Wall Quilts – Hand Quilted: quilted predominantly by hand. Width 30″ to 60″; Length 30″ or
D. Wall Quilts – Machine Quilted: quilted predominantly by machine. Width 30″ to 60″; Length 30″
MY quilts only fit into the Quilters choice category ( I don’t do wall quilts), but the category includes machine quilting, or anything. My quilt was one of only a few that were hand quilted.
Anyway I am glad that there are still few hand quilted quilts!!
I am not posting quilt pictures because the official AQS rule on that is that you may take pictures for your own use but you must have permission from AQS and the quilter to publish them on your blog. I don’t want to break any rules.
I could not help myself from shopping. Look at the mornings haul.
Hobbs is a show sponsor so they had batting at a great price…..the queen sized wool was $28…so I bought 4
I bought a sterling silver thimble that I cant wait to try out
Poor quality picture…sorry
2 fat quarter bundles of some beautiful reproduction fabric
8 spools of thread (my favorite and hard to find)
2 t-shirts, and a tote bag.
Now I need to go back and look at all the vendors again when hopefully the crowds subside a bit. Quilters are lovely people but when faced with aisle after aisle of quilt stuff they can become crazed and somewhat pushy and even rude….it becomes difficult to even get near the items for sale.
Grand Rapids is a beautiful city. Here are a few shots from around the convention center.
I have a class to attend at 4:00: A look at history through the eye of a needle. It should be great.