I took lots of phone photos, I hope you can see the details.
One of the highlights was a special exhibit by Cindy Rennells, of Cindy's Antique Quilts.
She featured several antique quilts using star blocks.
The green in this one was a beautiful shade.
Hand pieced and hand quilted, the alternated blocks were a glazed bird chintz.
|Bird Chintz with Star Blocks|
|Brown Setting Triangles|
The indigo quilt has expertly pieced with basic quilting - a stunning classic.
16 blocks and a HST Border
Check Out The Last Row
Lower Right Corner Block
Love the Pink and Blue
The center block of these stars is
appliqué of two clasped hands
Gloved hands maybe?
So many more great quilts in the exhibit, only
a few posted here. Thank You Cindy!!
This was one of my favorite hand quilted quilts.
Elegant in all white.
Yes, it had a well deserved ribbon!
Beautiful hand quilting, crowded area so hard to
Cynthia Collier had a quilt in the Traditional
Her broderie perse and quilt as you go
method is beautiful.
How many of you started a little house quilt
My plan is to make a house to represent
every home I have lived in.
Still a WIP....
Machine Quilted houses
Selective Cut fabrics
Hand Quilted Center
Sue Spargo had a special exhibit with so many quilts I lost track.
The layers of wool, embroidery and embellishments are impressive.
She drew quite a crowd, she did three gallery talks.
Just a couple examples from the numerous
quilts in the special exhibit.
What did I buy?
Another Cutterz ring.
Of course my friend and I got the bling models
Handy for air travel.
I need some practice because I am still getting
a bit more fuzz at the thread end than I like.
They are a Shark Tank business - FUN!
Then there was an ice and snow storm!
Ice in the North Chicago suburbs where I stayed.
At home, they ended up with 22" of snow.
Fortunately, I was staying with good friends and we made the
best of the day hand sewing and - baking pretzels!
Sandy O was the winner of the magazine, I notified her and have not heard back. If I don't hear from her next week I will draw again.
I hope you enjoyed the Chicago Quilt Festival photos.
Have a great week,