Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pacific International Quilt Show

As promised, here are pictures from the Pacific International Quilt show in Santa Clara that I attended last weekend. It is always such a wonderful show. Whether you go with a group, or like I did, by yourself I guarantee you would have had a wonderful time. The quality of the quilts this year was exceptional. There were quilts from all over the world. More so than the piecing, I think I was most impressed with the machine quilting. And let's not forget the vendors! Over 150 vendors of all kinds. Lots of new products, patterns, fabrics and of course, saying hello to old friends and making new ones.

Beautiful applique

This is only about half of the quilt. Look at those millions of little squares!

This was the Best In Show quilt. This picture doesn't do it justice. It's quite a bit bigger than it appears.

The children in this quilt are the artist's grandchildren.

This type of applique is called Broderie Purse

Our friends, In Between Stitches from Livermore, California.

Large machine quilting machine.

Shoppers Galore!

Sandy Klop (yellow shirt) of American Jane Patterns. She is the nicest, most upbeat person. Not to mention so talented.

John Flynn of The Flynn Quilt Frame Company. Who says men don't quilt. He's exceptionally good.

Diana McClun and Laura Nownes, authors of Quilts, Quilts, Quilts, The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking which is the quilter's bible. They also have created patterns.

Threaded Pear Studio booth. This was one of my favorite booths. When I got home I found out that it was Gina Halladay of Quilter's Buzz!

The Stitchin' Post, Sisters, Oregon booth

Beautiful thread

Scotties at the quilt show!

Roxie and Joe from Thimble Creek Quilt Shop, Concord, California. They are the nicest couple!!!

Miss Jean (that's me!) with my friend Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. Look at all that eye candy behind us. I asked Joanna if I could just borrow her quilts to take home with me. She just laughed at me. Imagine that! Go on over to Joanna's blog for some more pictures.

A lovely little vintage lavender quilt that Miss Jean bought for Miss Jean!

Elvis has left the building!


Unknown said...

Jean, What gorgeous Quilts!
Thanks for sharing them with us.
How are you feeling? So sorry you have been sick and in bed..
Hope you get better soon.
Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

Dandelion Quilts said...

Thanks for our own quilt show! It looks like a lot of fun. I do hope you're feeling better.

ChaChaneen said...

You must be feeling better, you posted your pictures! I'm happy to see you back to feeling like yourself. Wow, what a wonderful weekend you had and your right, what eye candy! People are so talented! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

GASP! That vintage lavendar quilt is breath taking!! I didn't realize we lived so close to each other! What quilt shops do you go to? I live in Los Altos. I had to work this past weekend and wasn't able to go to PIQF but I wish I had!!!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Did you forget to grab that Santa quilt and the Scotty quilt for me? LOL Sure looks like a fun and fantastic day! I would have been dizzy from looking at all of those amazing pieces. Cute photo of you and Joanna!

Happy Halloween and xoxo to Maggie Doodle Head!


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