I went shopping with a friend who has an account at a quilt warehouse in Portland. I would have loved to pick up a bunch of bolts of fabric, but I'll leave that to the quilt stores. It was a lot of fun to "help" her shop!
Our next stop was Fabric Depot. They had 35% off fabric and 25% off of everything else. 1 1/2 acres of bliss!
The next morning we went to the Northwest Quilters Annual quilt show at the expo center.
I thought this was an unusual way to put together the Salinda Rupp (Nearly Insane) blocks.
These next few quilts were all made from a nine patch swap. This first one is my favorite setting of this group.
This red one looks old but it isn't! This was one of my favorites. The circles were off just a bit to make it more interesting.
I found the info in the quilt show booklet. The quilt was made by Mary Glassmeyer. "My 12 year old grandson sent a picture to me of a quilt he wanted me to make for him. There was no pattern name so I drafted my own. It was not easy because the "circles" were not true circles."
You can see the original one at this link: Museum of Florida History
I'm gearing up to see the red and White quilt exhibit in NYC and that may be why I liked this one so much.
There was also a room with vintage quilts. This beauty, belonging to Bill, caught my eye. I love the zig zag border only on two sides.
Bill was also working with the Oregon Quilt Project. I saw a few beauties getting documented too.
After the quilt show we made a jaunt to the country.
It is still as full as ever!!!