Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pacific West Quilt Show

I've finally recovered from the Pacific West Quilt Show in Tacoma, Washington.  Many thanks to the Victoria Quilter's Guild who arranged the bus trip and kept us all on track.  Except for the little glitch at the border when you know who tried to get across with what she thought was an enhanced driver's licence.  Yes, me of course, but whew I made it.  (Passport in the making now).  Here are  the treasures I managed to secure and what fun it was.

Every quilt show I attend I'm more and more amazed at the talent displayed.  This one was no exception and I was in awe.  How do they do it? 
 For your enjoyment some of the quilts that caught my eye.

 Many hand appliqued quilts in the show.

 My colors for sure.

 This was a major winner and no need to ask why.
 The back

 I just love the colors in this quilt.

 Doesn't this just make you want to do a little hop, skip and jump?
 This is just me in front of what I call the Rickrack Quilt.  My Mom used Rickrack on everything when I was little.  Need I say more. No disrespect to the quilter who spent hours on the beauty.

 What little girl wouldn't fall in love with this quilt.  It says tea party all over.  Stunning.
 Done by a Calgary quilter. Front cover of a major quilt magazine.

 OK, so when I win the lottery I'm going to make a quick trip to Bernina.
Well folks I hope you enjoyed a little of what Tacoma had to offer.
Tacoma you put on a great show and I was very impressed with your friendliness and desire to make sure we all had fun.