International Quilt Festival Chicago
I want to start off by saying my daughter Nina
was the acting photographer during festival. She took loads of wonderful photos, you will see many of them here and on the Quilting Arts site. I am leaving for New Zealand today and have been trying to throw together a couple blog posts about festival before I go. I will probably set them up to post over the next couple days since I have quite a few photos.
My day started on friday by going straight to Make it University and seeing Pokey. Poor Pokey had her ipod stolen during booth set up on thursday. Unfortunately her ipod had all her music for Surviving the Runway on it, so the first thing we did was search for great 60′s music to download to get everyone feeling groovy.
Pokey, who was just a twinkle in her daddy’s eye in the 60′s, is trying to place this recommendation, I had to introduce her to the wonders of Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass’ A Taste of Honey and Melanie‘s Brand new Key.
At noon Nina and I had lunch with art quilt teacher and podcast creator Bonnie McCaffrey
and the lovely Maggie Weiss
, art cloth creator extraordinaire, both such fabulous women.
Of course we had to stop by and visit my good friend Frieda
was off teaching in some other part of the world.
I also worked in Open Studios on friday and its always fun hanging with Kristin Rodriguez from Fiber on a Whim
Jane and Kristin in their booths right next to each other along side Make It University what was IQA thinking when they planned that layout, lol.
I think this photo is so funny, I look like I am having a really good time, which is what I always have when I am at festival! I love seeing my dear friends that I only see at festival and I love making new friends each time I go. Sharing our ideas, learning from each other, laughing and supporting one another is what it’s all about. It makes life so rich.