This past weekend was the International Quilt Show in Rosemont, Illinois.
Lucky for me it is only 10 minutes away.
This year the show was celebrating its Ruby Jubilee - 40 years.
In honor of the celebration, they put together this exhibit inspired by the "Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts" show held in New York City a few years ago.
The graphic red and white quilts, both large and small, made quite a statement.
This year was also special as my Mom took the train up so we could attend the show together.
This was her first time purchasing wool in person. She doesn't have any local shops and has always bought her wool online.
It was so much fun to walk down aisle after aisle of quilting treasures
and woolie goodness!
One of the best parts of attending a quilt show is meeting designers and shops that you aren't familiar with.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Carried Away Designs took my breath away!
Her sense of color and beautiful embroidery is so stunning in person!
How can you ever decide which to purchase?!
Holly & Ivy from Ripon, Wisconsin was another favorite booth.
So much lovely wool in one booth!
(And she didn't get mad when I riffled through all her golds looking for the perfect shades :)
Next up is Back Door Quilts from Indiana - home of lots of paper piecing!
I did a little stocking up :)
I may need to plan a road trip ;)
Here is Farmhouse Threads - their booth was so sweet that you wanted to move right in!
I loved the screen doors!
And the picket fence!
And when looking at wool , you know we are going to spend a lot of time in the booth of Mary Flanagan Woolens!
So many colors and so little money LOL!
There are more pictures of her beautiful wool here.
Of course, you know we also spent a substantial amount of time in Primitive Gatherings booth as well, but I was to busy shopping to take pictures. You can see their booth here.
Well, I think I have taken up enough of your time!
I'll be back with my purchases and my Mom's latest work!
"She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers."