This year's Home Machine Quilting Show in Sandy, Utah, was held from May 10-12. My mom and my sister, visiting from Brazil to attend Michael's wedding, had never been to a quilt show before. Although we were busy with preparations for the wedding, we managed to spare a couple of hours to visit the show.
What a treat! We saw wonderful works of art of various styles, sizes, and techniques. The vendors area was full of new and interesting tools, amazing fabrics, and cool gadgets. At some point, we 'parked' my mom at a booth that features foot and back massages, and continued our way through the vendors mall. We were wondering how long she would rest, and soon after we regretted not having carried her shoes with us while she sat there! :-)
I had a tiny presence at the show in the form of "Refuge", pictured above, a landscape quilt I finished earlier this year. My first time ever, and probably in a long time, as I was humbled by the creativity, execution, and whimsy of all the quilts at the show.
Have you ever had a quilt displayed in a show before? What was it like for you? Did you win any awards? Send me a comment about your experience... I am curious now!