Above photo courtesy of The Kansas City Star That’s me on a longarm!
On a normal day, I spend my day in an office cubicle posting videos and making sure all of you are having a good day learning more about quilting. But last Thursday I got to experience something brand new (to me, anyway): a sewing and quilting show!
The expo is a great place for any sewer or quilter as there is shopping for all of the newest supplies on the market. Each booth offered everything from fat quarter packs to garment patterns. Several stations sold sewing equipment such as sewing machines and allowed visitors to see demonstrations of the machines at work.
I’m not much of a quilter myself, but I would definitely fancy myself as a crafts kind of girl. I can appreciate the hard work that goes into quilting. At the expo, I saw a variety of designs for the first time. Like art quilts:
And vintage quilt tops from that have been finished. Most were from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Cool, huh?! This exhibit was curated by Mary Kerr and was a personal favorite of mine:
Above photo courtesy of sewingexpo.com
The Doorway Series by Marlene Glickman was nothing short of fascinating! Marlene explains the display saying, “A doorway was created for the Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear show. I loved making a fabric artwork that people could take part in while it hung.” Some of the Fons & Porter staff took photos with the display:
And lastly, here are some quilts I just really liked! I mean, look at them! Just wow.
In conclusion, my first sewing and quilt show was a smashing success. I highly recommend going to a show if you’ve never been. It is a fantastic source of inspiration and it’s just fun to be around other people who love the same things you love! Sewing and quilting for all!