The Free Motion Quilting Project: Enjoying the Show

Friday, July 15, 2011

Enjoying the Show

We're finally here in Knoxville, TN after having set out early this morning. James was the first person in the car, ready to ride with his favorite Ohio Tigers.

The trip was uneventful and we stopped to eat on the way into town at Litton's, a restaurant we'd found through Google searches as a great place for a burger (eh, kind of) and an even better place for a slice of pie (definitely agree with that).

Then it was just a short drive down the road to the show. This really is the biggest show I've ever attended and walking through all the quilts was so much fun. James and Josh were with me today which means I didn't get to spend as much time looking at each quilt as I will tomorrow.

Three quilts really caught our eye. I don't have photographs simply because it's against the rules to shoot photos of the quilts and share them online. Just click the links below to see photos from the websites of the quilters that made these fabulous quilts.

Fire and Ice and Cordoba by Claudia Pfeil (photos found on APQS Quilt Gallery).

I absolutely fell in love with these quilts. They are simply AMAZING!

I'm sure many more will catch my eye when I tour the show again tomorrow and have more time to concentrate on the quilts and less on James who decided to spontaneously mutate into Robot James from the Blue Planet (yes, that's the stage we're in).

I realized after walking through the show that there are actually multiple food courts which makes it hard to meet at just one!

I'll be at the food court inside the show area at 10 am tomorrow morning and walking through the show most of the day. I've already seen so many quilters I know from different lectures and workshops from last year, my local Shelby guild, and just people that follow the project and recognize me.

It's been very fun so far and I'm really looking forward to another great day tomorrow. Hopefully by then this photo issue will be sorted out and I can get a shot of me in front of Winter Wonderland.

Let's go quilt,



  1. Yes, A Photo by the Quilt is always Good!

  2. Just got back today, and it was the largest show I've ever been to as well. I felt like a kid in a candy shop and just as over-whelmed - in a good way. If your family is up for pizza. There's a great place in walking distance. Take Clinch down and make a right on Gay St. It's 2 blocks on your left. Real New York pizza - Dazzo's. The gelato on the street before it is amazing! Have fun.


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