While there was a full range and variety of workshops presented, they sold out pretty quickly, and I had decided that I would just go the lecture route, giving myself lots of time in the show, vender mall, and to explore Austin, which is a great city, with excellent food! You haven't lived until you experience Gourdough's on a bitterly cold night with some fellow VMQG members! There is something about eating doughnuts from a food truck, while huddled together for warmth that results in great hilarity, and we all know that laughter makes everything better, even walking to San Antonio!
The show - no surprise, my favourites in the show were quilts with lots of graphic appeal, and lots of gorgeous quilting. Here is a sampling of some of what caught my eye.
|Gorgeous texture by Chawne Kimber|
|Several pieces by Luke Haynes were in the show, and I attended a lecture by him. Very inspiring!|
|The lovely Linda Hungerford happened to be volunteering near her quilt, so I was able to get her photo next to her quilt. She is so inspiring - her quilting is all done on a domestic machine|
To see the full list of the winners, please check this post from the MQG. There were amazing displays of quilting everywhere you looked.
Hmmm, will Pasadena be on my travel plans next year? We'll have to wait and see!