We come home worn out, but wake up early the next morning with a mind swirling of what we were exposed to. We get up and get ready for another grand day at the quilt show.
The convention center of Des Moines is well arranged to take care of all the quilts, vendors and guests.
Stepping back in time always interests me. Leigh L. did so elegantly with her reproduction of an 1800s quilt.
Just having fun is okay to and Anita G did it so well with a collection of polka-dots fabric.
Another fabric collection turned my mind to another great lay-out idea.
Then there is the learning. How about trying gray backgrounds? It sure complimented Pat J’s great appliqué work.
Of course we cannot but appreciate the long arm work. This time AQS awarded Mary S.’s quilt with the honor.
But the Best of Show award this year went to a quilter who used her humble regular sewing machine to do all her quilting!
If you get stressed and think you cannot compete, try the humble four patch. This one got juried in to AQS!
I have not even seen all the quilts yet! I will add the Raffle Quilt for the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild part of the show. It has occupied my mind and time for seven months. But it was not just me. I had 25 other guild members to help me out on the project.
Today I will return to the show with camera in hand!