The Convention Center is 6 city blocks long by 2 wide. It truly is. This Festival filled it all. The Quilt Show is actually many embedded shows, all separate shows in themselves. So, think of every quilt show you have been to and put them in all in one spot, at once. The vendors stretch forever and are not limited to quilt stuff, but any kind of jewelry, clothing, skincare, and on and on. Non-quilters could drop big chunks of money as well as fabric fiends.
Please keep in mind that I only had my inadequate point and shoot since autofocus died on my Canon Tli and could not adjust for the lighting. I am only going to include some photos. All the award winners are found much better elsewhere. This is meant as a sample of the quality and creativity.
|Red Pipes from top of corner of the Convention Center as viewed |
from the park across the street
|Only a small portion of the Stunning Red and White exhibit|
|Exquisite drawing and amazing quilting in the background|
|Quilting designs just amazing|
|Notice this quilt is not solid but has cut out areas, can't fathom the construction|
|Dynamite quilting, composition and colors|