Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quilt Expo

I attended the 2009 Omaha Quilt Guild Expo, today. It's the first time I had ever been to a quilt expo. This one just knocked my socks off! I didn't bring my camera with me. I had forgotten it in my hotel room. It was a good thing that I had my camera phone to save the day. LOL! I was able to take a few pictures, even though the quality is not as good as my camera. I walked around, leisurely, and picked up some batik fat quarters. It was a really nice show. I'm only sad that I'm leaving the Omaha area. The guild has more than 400 members. Isn't that awesome? I could've learned so much from these talented ladies had we stayed. Someday, I will be back in this area, and I will join the guild. When we arrive in Florida, I plan to join the guild there so I can learn and get better at piecing and quilting. This first quilt is by Linda Gale. It won a blue ribbon, and deservedly so!

This gorgeous hand appliqued beauty was created by Patty Kennedy.

My husband agreed with me that this Dear Jane quilt by Pat Stava is just AMAZING!!

I would love to be able to create a beautiful quilt like this foundation-pieced beauty by Dorothy Muse.

This is the blue-ribbon winner of the "Wallhanging" category. It is 20 x 20 (approximately), hand appliqued and hand quilted by Merrilee Hensen. It is so much more beautiful, in person.

This is a quilt I call "Cosmic Wizard." It was created by Leslie Halbleib. I thought it was so amazing! She added beads and sequins to further highlight the stars in the background fabric. It was one of the ribbon-winners of the "Oh Wow!" award.

Someday, I hope to be as creative and as good at sewing as these talented quilters! There's hope for me, yet!