This past Thurs-Sun was the 3rd annual Denver National Quilt Festival, and my second year going. If anything this year was even better than last. (Except that I didn't get to meet up with Deb or Fran this year... But I did go with Charlotte from my quilt group, and run into several old friends). There are so many amazing quilts to view, between the actual competition entries and the various shows, that it's darn near overwhelming. To share the experience with all y'all, I took a few (131) photos... If you want to see some of the most amazing eye candy ever, go here.
And prepare to be amazed. I have details on some but not all of the quilts in my own files- feel free to ask if you want more info. The most efficient way would probably be to leave a comment on the actual flickr page of the quilt you're interested in.
In the interest of brevity, I'm only going to show my absolute favorite piece right here. Meet Pat, Quilting Goddess.
She's amazing! There are close up detail shots in the Flickr set... you've got to check her out!
And of course, there were also vendors- though less than last year. This year had more quilts to admire than things to buy, wehich, judging by how much I bought anyway, was probably a damn good thing!
I started with this lovely African basket, intended to hold knitting WIPs at home.
It was empty when I bought it. but not for long! It made a great shopping basket! See?
Gulp! Here's the majority of the contents.
And my favorite pile of half-yards from the day:
I also bought 2 patterns and- a hat. A fabulous hat. The best hat ever. Made from recycled men's suits and ties. And some X-rated fabric. I kid you not. Click here if you dare, but not if you are easily offended. For a hint as to the content, a portion of the proceeds goes to prostate cancer reserach... 2 of those are for me, one for a friend. And I made certain to get the store's ordering info, if anyone wants some. Just let me know- I left the card at home, but can email you the details later. Now, to keep haunting the mailbox for my Doll quilt Swap 3 piece!