...Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) and Spin-In in one day--it doesn't get much better than that!
I spent two and a half hours at PIQF and was blown away by many of the quilts. It has to be said: I really don't like the more traditional quilt. While I appreciate the work that goes into each one and I can admire the techniques used, I just not a fan of Baltimore Album, Double Wedding Ring, or Flower Basket quilts. I prefer the more geometric, story-based, and art quilt styles. So I went through the entire show and did a little shopping in that two and a half hours.
So what caught my eye? Here are some examples; you can see more pictures in my PIQF set at Flickr.
Breakers by Sheena Norquay (Scotand): I was fascinated by the little bird feet in this panel.
Blue Moon in the Milky Way by Karen Van Dargriff (Apple Valley, CA): Loved the stars!
Spirit by Georgia Pierce (Seattle, WA): Love the Pacific Northwest images and the quilting on this one.
Cosmos by Sandy L. Clark (Fresno, CA): Love the center with the crystals.
The Magical Mermaid's Castle by Claudia Pfeil: The most spectacular quilt of the show IMHO.
the back was amazing:
and here's one of the detail shots I took:
This quilter had another quilt in the show that was also gorgeous (Turtle Bay in my PIQF set).
The entire show was inspiring!
After PIQF, I went home to get my wheel and headed off to Spin-In. I managed to finish another third of Windsor Denim and Chocolate [Ravelry], a merino-tencel from Royale Hare.
After I got home, it was making dinner and doing a little cross stitch. It was a very full craft day!
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