I really needed to take a break from all the prep work for Long Beach and NCQC, so I stole away and spent a fun afternoon at the California State Fair-I go every year. I love the Fair: it’s usually blazing hot, misters everywhere; I love the Creative Arts Building, the Fine Arts Building, the buildings full of vendors hawking stuff you never knew you needed before, horrific heart-stopping food, odd people, and yes, I actually visit the livestock too.
I ran into these entertaining stick walkers right when I walked in. They were traveling all over the Fair, much to the amusement of everyone in their path:
The work in the Fine Arts Building seemed especially good this year. This photo literally made me cry-read the explanation below-what a compelling photo.
Read this menu-are they serious? Who thinks of these things? And then there’s the booth that sells live maggot burgers…
And on the way out of the Fair, I noticed this concrete work; I think that’s a future quilting motif, don’t you?
Meanwhile, I’m quilting the whole cloth table runner that I’ll be giving away at International Quilt Festival-Long Beach. I think that when you begin putting down thread over wool batt-it’s like carving a beautiful motif from the fabric. This photo illustrates my point well. Things like this thrill me-I love it when this kind of beauty comes from my needle!