Last Friday I went on a road trip with my friends Michele and Lori - we recently went to Paducah together and needed another quilt show fix so we went to the opening day of the very first Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. What a great show! We were lucky to get there early enough to find a parking spot, by the time the show opened at 10 am the lot was full.
The convention hall was packed with vendors and quilts. I liked that the supporting guilds from the KC area all had booths and were selling their own opportunity quilt tickets and handmade items. This was my favorite opportunity quilt, designed by a member of the Blue Valley Quilters Guild and made by guild members. I bought tickets and hope I win!
Congratulations to Mayleen Vinson for winning Best of Show. I did quilt this but have to say that the quilting takes second place in this quilt - it's Mayleen's workmanship that won the award.
Mayleen won a new Bernina and here she is accepting her machine.
I didn't get pictures at the show - it was so crowded with happy quilters and I was too intent on my shopping.
On our way to the show we stopped for breakfast and they were serving monstrous cinnamon rolls. No, I
didn't eat one but did get a picture.
On the way home we stopped for ribs at a restaurant Michele and Lori love. The décor is... unique. Those are dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and posted on the wall.
They serve the best ribs I have ever eaten - on a stack of newspaper topped with foil. YUM! Guy and Mae's Tavern in Williamsburg.
Joanne made this from a Judy Niemeyer pattern - what a great way to use lots of batiks!
I put feathers along one side of the spikes and now from a distance they look like unicorn horns.
Marsha made this cute Rudolph Christmas quilt for her husband, whose name (or maybe it was his middle name) is Rudolph. I'm absolutely sure her husband does not have a glowing red nose.
I haven't watched TV in years but I remember watching this show when I was a kid - do they still show it at Christmastime?
I visited Material Girls Quilt Shop in Wichita yesterday. Shop owners Jan and Jo always have beautiful shop samples displayed and have several local longarm quilters do the quilting for them. Not just basic quilting - but really gorgeous custom quilting like this one quilted by my friend Siriporn Hollar. Isn't this amazing creative freehand quilting?
It is finally feeling like summer in Kansas after a cool and rainy June. This is Rorschach beating the heat. He is sound asleep here!