Lots more photos and information to share about IQF....you know I take a zillion pictures everywhere I go.
While walking down an isle I spotted the Laundry Basket Quilts booth and I got excited because I knew I'd find some familiar faces. I saw Michael and a young woman from the back....hmmmm. Inquiring minds wanted to know...but when the young woman turned around I knew she had to be Edyta's daughter. Michael and Delfina were working the Laundry Basket Quilts booth because Mom was home with the other two children who were on spring break.
Nice to see them having some Daddy and Daughter time!
This is Applique Affair, one of my favorite patterns by Edyta Sitar. And while I'm on the subject of Edyta....guess who has a pattern featured in the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest, Perfect for Precuts?
Anna Sitar, Edyta's youngest daughter!!!! Way to go Anna :)
"Oh Anna, your quilt is so pretty and I'm glad you had the desire and courage to make a quilt and submit the photos for publication....nice job!"
As I walked the isles in Cincinnati I came upon another friendly and familiar face......
Karen Montgomery from The Quilt Company, PA. She was demonstrating her Creative Grids Quick Trim Ruler before I walked up.
When I was speaking with Karen at the Checker Distributors 62nd Anniversary Open House, she told me she does not like "one hit wonders." This is what she calls rulers with only one purpose.
The Quick Trim Ruler not only makes circles it also has a 45 degree angle that cross at the quarter inch to trim points from half square triangles and flying geese. It is also great for making the blocks pictured below.
LuLu Bears were new to me and I could not help but stop and marvel at Luann Bowen's Bears.
They had sold so many items that they were apologizing for their display and I laughed. I loved it and I had no clue how it looked when the show started.
Click here and here to see more of LuLu Bears....you gotta see them :)
Then....much to my delight I ran into the Pieceful Designs booth.
I was so excited when I saw these cupcakes I begged Pam Bocko to please let me take photos for my blog. I just had to share these with everyone.....look how beautiful these cupcake pincushions are.....
With a Cherry On Top" is the name of this pattern and if you love cheerful pincushions, click here to buy the pattern from Pieceful Designs.
Pam did not know me from Adam and yet she allowed me to photograph her booth and cupcakes. I'm thrilled Pam trusted me. Many people take the photos and then copy the designs. I now know enough pattern designers to tell you that copying their patterns is really a bad choice. So much time, energy and finances go into taking a pattern to market ....keep that in mind when you think to yourself...hey I could do that.....it's not that easy and it is so important to honor the designers creativity.
Ok....I'm finished with the Cincinnati photos for now. I did take more but I'm going to share those when I have more information to go with them.