I’m here at the Georgia Quilt Show and yesterday, I was able to view about 20% of the quilts before I did a demo. The quilts are so great, I could’ve stopped there and gone home happy. Lucky for me, there were even more quilts to see.
There’s a whole exhibit of Quilty magazine quilts, an incredible competition quilt gallery, and other cool mini-galleries, like those for the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild and for 15 Minutes of Play, Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s awesome quilt-making method.
As much as you can, as often as you can, go to quilt shows. Big ones, little ones, whichever ones you can get to and whatever fits into your budget, make it happen. Quilt shows are inspiring, both artistically and technically speaking. You might get great ideas from Quilt X and Quilt Z, and be moved to create “perfect” patchwork when you see Quilt A. All of this is good.
And of course, here at the Georgia Quilt Show, there are classes, workshops, vendors — all sorts of things that we quilt geeks love. There are friends here, too, and familiar faces. A big crowd, too!
Thanks, Georgia Quilt Show — and every other quilt show going on right now, both big and small.