Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Austin Quilt Fest

I had the great pleasure of attending the Capital of Texas Quilt Fest. I'm so glad I did! My new friend Christina came with me, which made it so much more fun. She's new to quilting and I think I may have another convert! Haha!

There were so many quilts to see. I was impressed with the range of styles. There were very modern designs, traditional and several art quilts. I like the one above because I think the artist might be as crazy as me! Each square was a little different!! 

I think this style is called french broadcloth quilting. Its all about the stitching. No distracting fabrics. Because I've been obsessing about how to quilt my big celtic knot. I'm feeling more inspired. 

This one cracked me up!!! I grew up with the Harry Potter series, so this was especially fun. It was done by Jennifer Ofenstein. I especially liked the monster book. 

This modern piece was done by Heather Grant. I love her color choice and circle motifs. 

Last but not least, "Salute to Pasta" by Victoria West. Isn't this clever???? The whole design is created by the quilting. It's like the french method, but with a more modern motif. I would hang this in my dining room rather than hide it in my bedroom. My brain is just percolating with ideas!!!!!

There were vendors there too! I hadn't known about some the shops in the surrounding areas, and I met a long arm quilter. There were demonstrations too. It was such fun to be in a place where everyone was passionate about quilts. Sigh... such fun. 

By Cassie Grace

Ps. If you want to see the winners, you can go to the website: http://www.aaqg.org


Elizabeth Ferry Pekins said...

I loved the show too. It was my first child-free, husband-free outing in over 3 years since the birth of my son in 2009 and was b-day gift day trip from my hubby. Had a great time and took LOTS of pics. Wonderful show!

Valli and Kim said...

What a treat!! Do you feel extra inspired for your own projects now? I'm glad you had fun!