Monday, April 19, 2010

IQF Chicago

April is flying by and I haven't had much time for sewing this month.  I did take last Friday off of work, however, to head down to Chicago for the final IQF - Chicago there (boo hoo... I'm not sure I'll get to the new location in Cincinnati unless I can combine it with a family visit). Gabby made the trek out from Boston and joined me for a weekend filled with quilty inspiration!

There definitely aren't as many quilts in Chicago as in Houston, but there's still plenty of amazing work to admire:

I got into some trouble with vendors, buying a few fat quarter packs, some patterns for baby-inspired gifts and notions, and a few small project kits.

We each spent Saturday in a different day-long class. I took a Color Play class with Anne Lullie; Gabby took a curved piecing class with Philippa Naylor. Here's the project I made. I must say I'm not quite certain I'm really up to quilting down all of those squares...

Of course, this quilty inspiration was all augmented on Sunday when Gabby and I headed to Patched Works and hit their Fat Quarter Frenzy sale, where I was able to score some additional fat quarters for some small projects I hope I might be able to work on this summer. Naughty, naughty!