Monday, October 20, 2014

My PIQF Experience

The Bay Area's biggest quilt show, PIQF, wrapped up yesterday, taking with it all those beautiful quilts that I hope you've had a chance to view elsewhere in the country.

Unfortunately for me, I didn't get a chance to see the entire show.  Instead, I spent all four days with my Innova long arm dealer, gushing about the machine.  

I'd try to get there early to see the quilts, and saw at least half of them.  But by Sunday, I was so tired and suffering from quilty overload, that I skipped the international quilts.

But there definitely were some beauties.  My favorite was a 3-D ocean scene with jellyfish.  There were actual 3-D glasses to put on!  I'd show a picture, but I don't have the quilter's permission to post, so you'll just have to use your imagination.  But if you saw that quilt, wasn't it awesome? I'm still wondering how she did it.

As for my two, Scraplicious Florabunda,
and Trio Two,
no ribbons, and I wasn't expecting any.  Once again, the judges don't like the blue border around the scrap flowers. They think it's too dark.  And the other one had the comment that the quilting gets lost.  Whatever.  I like them!

As for shopping, I did very little of that.  I did get to meet Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful because of the Metro Ring Medallion I made for my nephew.  I picked up another of her patterns, Metro Medallion, 
but I think it will be a while before I get to it.  To many other quilts to get done first!

This being a huge show, there's lots to take in.  No wonder I saw people there a couple days in a row, as it really does need more than one day.  Now all of us can recover, and start making quilts for next year!

Have a great day quilting!!


2 comments:

  1. The 3-D quilt was pretty spectacular and I have no idea how she did it either. Maybe a magazine will do an article on it and we'll learn her tricks.

    My friends and I did the show quickly too. We go every year for just one day so we've got it all planned out. And we learned last year to go on Sunday - it's much quieter and less people (good for patrons, not great for vendors I'm sure). You never had to fight anyone to get into a booth. It was a great show with a lot of art type quilts. I hope people haven't given up on the traditional quilts at shows though. I love to look at the quilting on those and see how fabric is used. (Love art quilts too though.)

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  2. Your quilts are lovely and I can see the quilting just fine!!! Sometimes I wonder about judges!!! Sure wish I could see the 3-D quilt! How long have you had your Innova? I've had mine for 6 years now...love affair still going strong!!

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