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Wendy and I had a fun Friday. We visited the International Quilt Festival here in Chicago then had some Cheesecake Factory…sans the cheesecake since I’m dieting…more on that subject later..

I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. Since the IQF returned to Chicago the show is smaller and I was really hoping that they’d have changed the venue. Where the convention center is located in Rosemont is a bleep to navigate through and it’s too large for the show now. $10 to get in, $13 to park, higher sales tax, and all the tolls left this chicky rethinking purchases inside the building:(

I had a lot more pics I wanted to show but my iPad seemed to have a ghostly visitor that day. Perhaps from quilters past? I had about 96 photos where this ‘light’ got progressively smaller till it was pitch black.

SewMod chicago international quilt show

Spooky. I promptly deleted my ghost and here’s what’s left y’all. Enjoy. Sorry I don’t have more for you.

SewMod international quilt show Chicago

SewMod international quilt show Chicago

SewMod international quilt show Chicago

SewMod international quilt show Chicago

The featured vendor at the Sew Many Stars Quilt Show last weekend was local quilter Lynn Schmitt Cibulka. Her company, A Different Box Of Crayons adds a unique and exciting twist on the world of quilting.  Having interior design in her background, Lynn has found her niche. She uses mixed media to keep her projects interesting, including wool, ribbon, cotton, silks & home decor fabrics.

I snapped some shots of her booth including her latest Halloween design.

Is this quilt and runner beautiful, or what?! She was drawing names for the runner. I bet someone walked away last weekend a very happy lady. I was hoping it was going to be though! I did manage to buy a needle case kit. I’m excited to get started on that.

This pillow was gorgeous too!

Can you tell I loved her booth?! She’s been one busy bee.

We’d like to thank the Country Quilters of McHenry for having us this past weekend. We had a successful show and everyone from the guild was truly helpful in making that happen. The quilts were beautifully displayed in the church. There’s nothing quite like seeing all of them in such a peaceful setting.

Here are a couple of the quilts that caught our eye..

Oriental Poppies

This one was my fave

Hocuspocusville

Modern Houses

And this really cool piece of art..

It’s our last day here in Madison and I want to give you a tour through all of the beautiful quilts that are featured in the show. Impressive is the word that came to mind while I made way through the show!
This quilt show has really grown and brought in a variety of artists over the past couple of years. If you live in the area and missed your chance at attending this year, I really hope you can make it next year. You won’t be disappointed!

Starry, Starry Night by quilter Maureen Fawkes was truly a work of art!

Thanks for all your support this weekend and we loved seeing everyone!

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