Quilt! Knit! Stitch! was a good show. However, I am not sure how I feel about the mixture of quilts, knitting and stitching. I mainly wanted to see the quilts and it seemed like there just weren't enough of them. Maybe it's a product of the first year in a new location. I attended on Thursday and it wasn't crowded at all, in fact, pretty disappointingly uncrowded. Perhaps in a few years I'll look back on this first year as perfectly uncrowded, but this time it just seemed a little eerie.
In addition to the show, the vendor hall was pretty good. I was hoping for more vendors selling exotic fabrics, things I can't get at home, but I still came home with quite a haul! I also did one of the Make-It University classes.
I did see some fantastic work though and here are photos of my favorites. Remember to click the photos to enlarge.
The one non-quilt exhibit that I was fascinated by was the crocheted works of Jo Hamilton. Her crocheted portraits are amazing and this crocheted Portland is too.
I discovered a new-to-me quilt artist that I love, Bodil Gardner (wow- tons of photos on her website!). There were two of her pieces in the show, but the other one was in one of the SAQA exhibits, the only part of the show where photography was prohibited.
I Must have Flowers by Sam Hunter
Tuning Fork #11 by Heather Pregger- my favorite of the show!