International Quilt Festival 2010-Chicago

Posted Saturday, April 17th, 2010 in Fabric Stash, Fabrics, My Projects, Patterns, Quilt Guilds, Quilt Shows, Quilting | Tags: , , , ,

On Friday, I went to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. Elsie, Carol, and I met in the church parking lot at 6:00 AM to travel together to Fort Wayne.  There we met friends and members of the Appleseed Quilters Guild and boarded a chartered bus to Chicago. We left Fort Wayne at 7:30 AM and arrived at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont about four hours later.

There was a large crowd at the festival. The aisles were very crowded and some of the vendor booths were very congested. I bought  several quilting items. I purchased a quilting novel,” The Lover’s Knot”, from the author, Clare O’Donohue, and had her autograph it.  She told me she is a quilter also.

My largest purchase was a pack of 21 batik fat quarters in the booth of Edyta Sitar. Edyta will be teaching classes at the Appleseed Quilt show in August. I have signed up for one of her classes, Hannah’s Sugar Basket.

I also bought two small wall hanging kits, a special square up ruler for rectangles, and a quilt ruler connector.

This is the pack of batik fat quarters.

These are the other items that I purchased.