Bucky Badger and the UW pep band opened the show in fine style.
I set off on my own in the show hall.
I met up with friends.
Karen is the listmom for the Block Swappers group. She's also on the Baseball Swap and Stashbusters email lists. She's also a Quilts of Valor coordinator for Wisconsin.
Anna is one of the Magpies. She lives in a small town at the other end of Chicagoland. We need to travel out of state to see one another. We're raising a toast to another Magpie whose birthday was that day.
Dorothy is an AAUW friend. She had a quilt on exhibit, too.
Here are some of the many wonderful quilts. Traditional, contemporary, modern. Small, medium, large.
This is three-dimensional.
|"Nano-strips" (about 1/16" each)|
And the retail therapy? Yes, I indulged!
The five black/white packages are panels with drawings of lighthouses -- Lake Superior, Apostle Islands, Lake Michigan. We've been to many of them. (I think these may become placemats.) The panels are produced for Orchard's Edge, the quilt shop in Bayfield, WI. (I shopped there earlier this summer.)
And these are "just because" -- in this case, just because they were a good price for quality fabric.