Paige and I headed out again this weekend for another quilting journey. There was a quilt show near Rockford, IL. We saw some interesting quilts and did some shopping.

A New York Beauty

Tutti Fruiti Fanfare

This was a special exhibit. The theme was what you might see out your window on a plane trip. There were probably 40-50 mini quilts in this exhibit.

Navy Pier in Chicago

New York city

A farm

I think the highlight of our trip was going just a bit further up the road to Acorn Quilts. This store takes the traditional and spices it up with a modern flair. A great selection of bright batiks and modern fabrics.

A panel that had been turned into a work of art!

With a good selection of wools, they were able to take  a primitive pattern, traditionally done in browns and earth tones, into a bright and modern quilt.

The Wool Club was in progress and was kind enough to strike a pose for the blog.

And me oh my, I watched my money say goodbye when I found all of this eye candy. Cosmo floss!! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had to have one of each. They even had the variegated ones.

Thirty more minutes up the road and we were in Wisconsin for another quilt show.

An applique pattern by Blackbird Designs. This one was my favorite at this show. I was imagining it done in some more modern fabrics, which would totally change the look of it.

And of course, more shopping. This was bordering on dangerous when we found a booth with an collection of Kaffe fabrics, old and new! When we were done with our Kaffe frenzy, we noticed I had picked mostly pastels and Paige had picked brights. I have a feeling there will be a collaborative quilt soon!