David and I live about 3.5 hours from the Vermont Quilt Festival, and we've made a bit of a tradition of going up there, stopping by King Arthur Flour on the way, having dinner in Burlington (there is a fun pedestrian only street, with shops and restaurants), and staying in a hotel. Early on Saturday morning David will drop me off at the festival, go fly fishing, and pick me up again.
Another great quilt show.
My vote for viewer's choice - Gladi Porche's We Are Stardust - so dense and colorful, with teeny tiny masterful hand quilting.
This one was very cool - Thanks, Ralph by Dawn Sullivan, all made of recycled shirts:
And rounding a corner, I immediately recognized this as another one of Wendy Reed's amazing pot holder quilts. I mean, wow! All made of "orphan" blocks - !!!
And Laura Lane's Basket Parade - so sweet and quiet, classic:
DOT by Susan Painting - hand quilted, too -
And this one knocked my socks off - Zoo Bound, by G Wong - and I randomly met the young quilter - but before I'd seen the quilt - wish I could go back to say, well, "Your quilt knocked my socks off!"
And one more - I just loved this one- Indigo and Cheddar by Diane Wespiser -
There was a modest in scale, but nice, show of 19th century applique quilts, but no photos allowed. Some nice vendor booths... ran into a couple of friendly faces... all in all a good good day in Vermont -
But speaking of photos, I think it's so important to give attribution when we post quilts on line. Sometimes when I see a quilt image on Pinterest, I'm like, come on! Name the quilter and keep that name and image linked together, forever, people!
My simple system is to take one over all pic of the quilt, one close up of the card, followed by a detail shot or shots. That way, the detail card is sandwiched between photos of the right quilt, on my phone.