Here are photos of some of the quilts that caught my eye. I didn't get names of the quiltmakers.
The Magna Carta project consists of panels documenting events that precipitated the 1215 signing, juxtaposed with present-day human rights victories. (Website is here .)
"Reading in Afghanistan" (Best in Show)
Runner up to Best in Show
I have a new partiality toward New York Beauty blocks and quilts.
"Grandmother's Beer Garden" -- beer bottle caps in the hexagon centers
A zillion triangles
See the scale?
Burgoyne Surrounded with mini blocks
The quiltmaker's son as a Cub Scout learning knot-tying
The scene depicts the quiltmaker's parents' books
Blocks are made from selvedges
These quilts are a series made using a scrap-busting concept/pattern by Gyleen Fitzgerald. I'd like to try it.
And, yes, I did some shopping. I went up and down *all* the aisles before I bought anything. Good thing I waited because Quilting Connection's booth was in the last aisle and they had the best prices. ($7 for yards. Select group of half yards $2 and FQs $1.) I also went to Cotton in the Cabin and bought two half-yards and four FQs of DaGama indigos (also called shweshwe). The Klipit will be useful for holding down bindings. (Total: 12 yards, $112. Plus the Klips. But I had free admission to the show ($10 value) and I didn't buy lunch!)