My favorite exhibit at the International Quilt Festival was the Fabric Forest that was created by a quilt group in Germany. Each of these pieces represented a tree in the Black Forest. They were suspended from the ceiling and hung about 5 inches off the floor. It was a really unique display and people enjoyed walking through and around each of the trees. The last photo shows some of the individual trees.
Be sure to head over to the Quilting Gallery blog for lots more photos from the show. There will be 5 total posts there once the last one is up tomorrow.
Today was to have been my shopping day. I had a bad allergic reaction last night so I only lasted about an hour and a half today. Aside from missing more time with Debra, it was fine to miss shopping. There really wasn't that much that I was interested in. I don't think it's a commentary on the product offerings. Rather, it says more about the volume of CRAP that I already possess!
What I got:
- Superior Threads- 3 cones of So Fine and 3 packs of pre-wound bobbins - interesting side note, one of the other thread vendors had their threads labeled as comparable to Superior lines.
- 4 Bendable Lights
- Bohn straight tweezer scissors
- Mistyfuse Goddess pressing sheet
- Some really cool painted silk scraps from Cosette to use in my postcards and mixed media projects
I did not buy more fabric, longarm rulers, paints, stencils or any of the other things that I like to impulse buy!
Today I head home. Vacations are great but I am ready to be home now!