Friday was my sojourn to the International Quilt Fest. Let me start by saying then I have been fortunate to attend this show every year that's it been held in Chicago, although I've never taken any of the numerous workshops offered - just never worked out in my schedule.
The quilts on exhibit were AMAZING!!! There was something for everyone to appreciate. I'll be sharing the ones I did take pictures of over the next few days.
It was cool to see the yurt exhibit with all the new four seasons panels hanging on it.
Okay - here's the scoop you've all been waiting for - the shopping! The vendors were great - awesome selections of fabrics, threads, patterns, designs, notions, tools, etc. What I didn't find was embellishments that would work for the Wicked quilt. Bummer! Since my budget was earmarked specifically for that, I didn't really look for much else.
So there I was wandering up & down the aisles and aisles of booths and somehow, I'm not exactly sure how, these beautiful batiks ended up in my backpack.
Believe it or not - that's is all I purchased. Given my shopping maven status - this is really quite unbelievable.