Friday, April 19, 2013
I took some photos of the quilts that appealed to me and unfortunately I didn't always make a note of whom the quilter was, but I'll name them if I know them. The first quilt is by David Taylor from the US and he does fabulous art quilts of nature. I loved the cat quilt which was made by Susan Brubaker Knapp from the US. I also loved the quilt of the two children by Gillian Shearer, submitted in the competition "Free", and it took second place. The quilt of three horses was fabulous with metallic thread and won the "Free" competition and was made by Helen Godden.
One of the parts of the convention I enjoyed the most was a talk by Todd Purcell from Superior Threads of the US. He spoke for almost an hour and it was a free seminar and well worth attending as he explains the differences between thread types and the appropriate needles and tension to use with them. He also gave out an excellent handout on the best needle types to use with each type of thread and I hope he is invited out again as we tend to focus on fabric and design and not as much on thread which will make the quilting experience a pleasure or a pain.
My other favourite part of AQC was catching up with friends I hadn't seen for a while and although i didn;t buy any fabric I did buy some books as usual.
Today I worked on putting another QAYG quilt together and will finish that tomorrow as well as another crochet blanket I'm finishing off before night shift again.
Thanks for stopping by again.
Hugs, Jan Mac