Wednesday, August 05, 2009

There's no place like home

Boy, it's nice to be home! I left on July 23rd and went up to Knoxville, TN with several quilting friends to attend the AQS show being held there. After leaving Knoxville I traveled up to Detroit and just got home from there yesterday. As I mentioned earlier, my mother fell and broke her arm the day before I arrived in Detroit. She had surgery and is now in a rehab center learning on to survive with her dominate arm useless to her right now. She is improving, but has a long way to go.

The quilt show was smaller than I expected, but the quilts were lovely. (click photos for larger view)

This was the Best of Show Quilt "Circles of Life" by Linda French of Ohio.

This is "Feeling Groovy" by Candace West of Florida. There is lots of bling on this quilt which doesn't show in this photo very well. According to a friend of hers that was lurking near the quilt, Candace digitized the quilting design and then added the bling inside the quilting lines.

Here's a closer look at the bling

This is Dresden Galaxy by Mary Ann Herndon of Texas.

I think this may have been my favorite quilt in the show. It's "Silverlight" by Betty Busby of New Mexico.

Knoxville was a nice town and I think the TTT gang will want to attend the show again next year. If we do, we plan to stay longer than overnight so we can enjoy the city.

1 comment:

Joyce said...

I thought that the show was small too. It just seemed like there were more quilts when the show was in Nashville. However, you do need to stay to see and enjoy the city. The trolley system makes getting around town a breeze. So, yea, stay longer next year.