Grand Rapids was one of the four national locations for the AQS (American Quilter’s Society) Quilt Show and Contest this year. How exciting! Quilts from all around America, nee, the World, were featured at the show.
Prior to attending the show I had imagined myself entering a quilt in the show. Gaining national recognition for being so clever. Perhaps even winning a prize.
And…that daydream was effectively obliterated when my mother-in-law and I stepped into the show at DeVos Place.
These ladies can QUILT!
And the worst part???
I can’t show you a single photo. Not one. Show rules don’t allow for photos of any entries to be posted on the Internets without express permission from the artist. I did find a video of the winners, though. Prepare to be amazed.
It was so fun to go to the show. My mother-in-law and I ran into a lot of friends.
We also ran into a lot of fabric. There were vendors galore! Ideas galore!
So, I guess I can show you SOME photos from the show.
Okay. I’m breaking down. I’m showing you one quilt from the show. It’s my mom-in-law’s friend, and I don’t think she would mind. Ruth doesn’t have a blog or else I’d direct you there. When we saw her at the show she said, “Did you see my quilt? It’s a little wild and colorful, but they let it in the show! Mine was next to one that was picked as a winner. That’s the closest I’ll get to winning!” But I disagree. Her quilt was not too wild, and her skills are on par with the Big Girls. Maybe she’ll win next year.
I went in not planning to spend any money on fabric, but that’s always a lost cause. Since half of my loot was picked by, and apparently now belongs to, my 3-year-old, I really didn’t buy THAT much for me. Ha.
I love my daughter. She really does watch my every move and wants to do everything that I do. It’s so sweet. Today she helped me dust and vacuum. She was really into it. Yesterday she helped me bake cookies. And on the day that I photographed my new fabric, she did this:
Any suggestions for what I should make her with her fabrics?
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