I went to the New Jersey Quilt Fest last week. It was an opportunity to see a lot of amazing quilts.
One of the quilts I liked best was "Leaves II" by Susan Schweikhart that won Third Place in Best of Show. Here's a picture with the quilt info, too. The quilt was designed around sun prints of leaves. Gorgeous, yes?
Another quilt that I really liked was part of a special exhibit of quilts made using photographs and Photoshop. This one is called "Fire and Ice" and was made by Sandy Hart. I love the use of modern technology in an art form with such a long tradition.
One of the members of my quilt guild won a judge's choice ribbon for her quilt, but I'll let her show it to you at her blog, Fun with Barb . Congratulations, Barb!
In addition to the opportunity to gaze at such gorgeous eye candy for a few hours, I checked out all the vendors. I managed to avoid buying a lot of fabric (only a few fat quarters, honest!) but I did come home with a Tutto wheeled sewing machine tote! I have been looking at totes for a while now because taking my machine anywhere is a struggle; I have to carry it and it's HEAVY! So now my Bernie and I will travel more easily and in style with my new red Tutto!
Now I can hardly wait to go to Lancaster next week for the AQS Quilt Show. Looking at quilts by other quilters is fun and inspiring.