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I could already write a long essay on “What I did on my Summer vacation”! July is usually my down month, but this one has by far been my busiest. I need to post about:
– the Long Beach Quilt Festival
– my Quilting Arts TV taping in Golden, CO
– my visit with my sister
– my visit to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
– yesterday’s visit to the California State Fair. I’m leaving soon to return to Denver for a family reunion and to see a new exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Whew! When will I have time to post about all of this?
Let’s start with Long Beach; let me walk you through the experience. The International Quilt Festival Long Beach is put on by Quilts, Inc, the same organization that puts on the Houston show. After a hiatus of several years, it returned last year with a fairly small crowd. This year had much better attendance but still way down from its heyday. It is a lovely show, beautiful venue, Long Beach has so much to do and the show is well-presented and spacious.
A few pretty photos:
Two of my three classes filled, so that was good!
I was delighted to have a room stocked with BERNINA 770’s, the machine I sew on at home. One of my classes had 7 no-shows, a very odd thing that I did not figure out.
I am SO PROUD of one brand spankin’ new free motion quilter that took both classes and look what she did!!!
Yes, I inexplicably forgot to take photos of the entire Fills and Frills class, sigh, but I did take photos of the Sheer Bliss class. I am so. PROUD of the work in Sheer Bliss. This is such a FUN class and everyone does their own thing, with some surprising results:
Would you like to see some quilts too? As always, I usually don’t post a quilt that I have posted before from a previous show. And I literally had 30 min to take photos of the entire show and some of the special exhibits were still setting up, so it is likely I missed some fabulous quilts. And I always mess a few photos up. So here are some of the surviving photos:
No date has been set yet for a 2024 show. I do hope it returns as it is a fabulous show!
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