The day started with the Big Ben ringtone of my phone to wake me earlier than usual. I hoped to get an early start to the day, deciding late last night to drive back to the Quilters Anonymous Quilt Show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, about 90 minutes from my bluff. It was a long drive with snow and slush, but a quick stop for coffee and pastry helped fuel the drive. The drive was well worth it to go back and see this collection of quilts again, up close, and without any time constraints. And did I really join this guild in order to get in 'free'...well, maybe.
With my ballot in hand, I started at the back end of the new exhibit building and worked my way forward. I studied the quilts, and marked my ballots judiciously. I'm sharing just a few of the photos I took today. If you are in the Seattle area, I hope they will entice you to visit the show tomorrow. It is well worth it.
Well, if I thought I had seen it all, I had a big surprise. The featured quilter was Sally Laboeuf. Her work was rich in colors, and beautifully free form and "wonky." I loved all of her quilts.
I ended my visit with a tour around the perimeter of the building to 'shop' the vendors. There were my favorites and a few new shops. I headed for home with a good supply of new fabrics for projects here and there, and a pattern for a great jacket (someday), and a bit of this and that. I feel inspired by all the fiber art I saw today in this community of quilters.