Monday, July 30, 2012

LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL

My ECQ Guild chartered a bus and 50 of us went to Long Beach, California, last Friday, for the International Quilt Festival. OMGosh but their Convention Center is HUGE! We walked until we dropped. lol.
"The Quilt Show" by Carole Corder
The vendors were fun and the quilts were gorgeous! Unfortunately many of the quilts had "no photo" signs posted so I can't share those with you. I do understand the policy, though, as these are quilts that are entered in contests and/or have a copyright attached to them. But, I was successful at getting some pictures. . . and here they are:
"Totally Insane" by Loretta Duffy

"Mrs. Lindberg's Neighborhood" by Martha R. Lindberg
[part of the special display of "Text On Textiles" exhibit]

"Dixie Dingo Dreaming" by Susan E. Carlson
[ribbon winning quilt]

Detail of above quilt - note the many many small pieces layered to get the colorized effect. Amazing!

"Sunflower Heart For Alice" by Danielle Reddick
{all made from recycled shirts and clothing bits - great!}

Log Cabin - maker Unknown

A Blue Ribbon Winner: "Ethel's Diary" by Eileen Campbell
Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Hope you enjoyed this little virtual quilt show.  I hope you will come back again. Until next time. . .


Quilty Hugs,

6 comments:

Connie said...

Beautiful quilts Cyn, that had to be a wonderful show to go to! Now did you bring home any goodies with you??

Cattinka said...

That must have been an exciting day! Glad you took pictures for us.
KATRIN W.

Pat from Florida said...

What a nice selection of quilts! Thanks for sharing. Makes me feel like I got to go too.

Sheila said...

Such beautiful quilts!

Amanda said...

How fun! I'm going to the AQS in Grand Rapids in a few weeks and I can't wait!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Loved seeing some quilts from Long Beach. Cannot imagine a busload of quilters. Did you ever stop talking and laughing? Must have been a hoot!