Saturday, September 11, 2010

WI Quilt Expo

Well, today my friend Kate and I went over to Madison to the Wisconsin Quilt Expo....and boy did we have a good time! We got through the whole expo in about 3 hours, and saw lots of quilts with itty bitty pieces! We thought of Jen the whole time, lots of crazy small paper piecing with one inch squares, or 1/2 inch strips and using salvage edges!

Here's a few pictures of some of the quilts we saw and how tiny the pieces actually were!!!

I put my hand up near the quilt, we weren't actually allowed to touch them, so my hand looks slightly bigger than it should be compared to the pieces, but it's pretty accurate! :)

The highlight of my day was this lady, Rebecca Barker, paints pictures of nature scenes, but that also tie in to a quilt block! For example, Ocean Waves has a scene of a shoreline, but faintly in the sand you can see the Ocean Waves quilt block pattern!!! I ended up buying the Alaska, Lilies, and Delectable Mt's. along with a few of her cards!

Check out her website!!!