Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A Weaver at Quiltfest

My old friend Theresa called me in a panic. One of her 4 booth helpers was unable to help at Quiltfest this year. I thought it would be a nice change of pace to help set up, sell, and take down. The booth Bohemian Element was huge (triple size) and packed with luscious fabrics and embellishments from all over the world.

It was totally fun and totally exhausting.

And the quilts! This year Quiltfest was held in the convention center. It is a enormous space.
There were many more rows of quilts than I could fit in the picture, and the rows extended behind me as well.
I was so busy in the booth I didn't have much time to look around. The picture above was taken before they opened the doors to the public, so you don't get a feel for the crowds of people.

I only snapped a few pictures of individual quilts, and I am only showing the one below. It won for best use of color. I don't know if you will be able to see the unusual variety of fabric prints that create the shadows on the faces. Of course, I didn't get the name of the artist, but if anyone knows, please let me know and I will add it to the post.

Of all the customers that stopped by the booth, these two young ladies were most entertaining.

I'm still recovering. I'm just not as young as I used to be.

1 comment:

Christine said...

I love those quilted portraits. I hope you've been able to catch your breath.

Hold onto your hat! I've started warping for the horoscope blanket. I'm totally geared up for it. Let's see if I can get it off of the loom before the end of September!