Last weekend my quilt guild, the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis (QGI), held its bi-annual quilt show. This year, the show was held at our state fairgrounds. Although change is often difficult, this new venue offered a lot of pluses including plenty of handicapped parking right next to the building, everything on one level, and super wide aisles and cubbies for the quilts.
Although I‘m blessed to not have any difficulties like that yet I really appreciated the vastness of the venue because it meant that I could take photos of the quilts straight on and not from the side. I love taking photos of quilts so I can study the quilting and other details later on.
Even if I wasn’t taking photos, the space made it easier to look as long as I wanted at each quilt without disturbing the other visitors—another important factor for me as I hate to bother anyone.
The space also allowed us to provide larger spaces for the vendors, always a plus for me! <grin>
The quilt show is filled with about 400 member quilts. The guild is large, and we are fortunate to have many national award winning quilters among our members so they quilts are gorgeous! Here are just a few.
I showed several of my quilts as well, and took the opportunity to get good photos of them hanging in the well-lit venue. You’ll probably recognize most of these. <grin>
Many of these are patterns available in my shop, or coming soon. To celebrate the quilt show, I’m offering 10% off all patterns (printed and PDF) in my shop until next Saturday, October 26th at midnight EST. Use the code GUILD10 at checkout to get your discount.
There was so much going on at the show that I’ll cover it in two parts. Be sure to come back on Monday for Part Two!