Friday, October 12, 2012

Pacific International

I took off this morning for a visit to my favorite northern CA quilt show:  Pacific International Quilt Show, by the Mancuso brothers.  It's always a place to see friends and be inspired.  Today was no different.

I had a quilt hanging in the show...I was "this close" to the BOS triad.
If you look past my quilt "Through the Waters," you can see one of the top quilts with the blue ribbon hanging next to it.  So near, and yet so far.  :)

My eye was drawn to texture today.  I didn't take a single picture of a full quilt.  My favorite picture is this close-up:
I was so enthralled by the buttons & beads that I completely lost the name of the artist.  Bad Blogger!

I took other close-ups, of a 19th century quilt:

I took the pictures as I was leaving the show.

I sat down and thought about them, and went back in and bought some books.  I'd already purchased the perle cotton.

oh,yeah.  I hadn't planned to spend much, but I blew my cash and dipped into the debit card.  Sometimes it feels good to be bad.  I can't wait to start stitching!


Anonymous said...

Saw your quilt at PIQF. Good location!! The only pic I took was of that button quilt! Linda

Franki Kohler said...

I'm so sad I missed seeing you there! Next year we have to be sure to make arrangements.

Quilt Crazy said...

Loved your quilt. And I agree that button quilt was Greta!

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Barbara Sindlinger said...

Lots of handwork in store for you. It was great to see your piece in real life and impressive that you were right with the big winners.
Hope you had a good visit with Penelope and her parents. :)