Monday, January 23, 2012

Road to California Quilt Show 2012

I spent Saturday at the Road to California Quilt Show.  I wasn't working in a booth... I was just there to shop & look at the quilts.  It was nice to just enjoy the show.

The place was pretty busy.

I got a chance to catch up with MaryAnn.  We've been blog/california quilt show friends for a few years now.

I also caught up with Vicky, Nicole, Honey Run Quilters, Sheri, Verna, Cozy Quilt Shop & so many more people and shops!

Sandy Klop of American Jane

Stephanie from A Quilter's Dream had a beautiful booth as always.

Along with some great new bags!

My Off the Rail quilt was on display in Old Made Quilts.

These quilts were from a special collection put together by Ricky Tims.
All that Jazz - Improvisational Quilts
Left - Woods Walk by Valerie Maser-Flanagan
Right - Waters Edge #1 by Valerie Maser-Flanagan

There was a special exhibit of work by Susan Else.  This Ferris Wheel was motorized and pretty amazing in person.

All of her work was beautiful, but I think this one was my favorite.  It's called Forever Yours.

There were hundreds of show quilts on display.  For anyone who hasn't been to a quilt show I highly recommend it as some things just can't be appreciated in photographs.

I really enjoyed Wendy Lee Petroglyph.  I got a few panels from here.  Once I come up with a plan I'll show you!

It was nice to catch up with Natalie of Beyond the Reef

It was a rainy mess for the drive up to the show... but this was the view at the end of the day.  The drive back was quite beautiful.

This was the sunset on the drive home.  A prefect ending to a great day.

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Melissa Corry said...

Looks like a fabulous time!!! That ferris wheel is amazing!!

Katie said...

I would love to be at a quilt show like that one. Wow! And that ferris wheel? So awesome!

mascanlon said...

The Ferris Wheel stopped me in my tracks! Love your photo with Off the Rail.....happy quilt, happy quilter! It was so fun to catch up in person too. Next time!

Sandy said...

Wow is all I can say! That ferris wheel is amazing...and Sandy Klop is one of my favorites! I haven't been to a quilt show in awhile...need to get me a show fix soon. Thanks for sharing.

Bennett and Graves said...

Thanks for taking such great pics, since I don't take any. And for being so gracious to one of your blog stalkers. Stevi was all "I can't BELIEVE you did that!" I promise photos of her quilt.

Linda V said...

I was at that quilt show too and it was delightful! I posted quite a few pics of quilts that were on display there, on my blog.

Karen O said...

What a great looking show! I will be going to the one in Rochester, MN in June. I hope some of my favorite designers will be there. It will be my first time.

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. I was just blown away by the ferris wheel and "Forever Yours." It is so poignant.