MMmmm, some lovely colors there!
A new quilt show came to town and I had a long and wonderful day browsing with 5 other friends a week or so ago. The World Quilt show http://www.quiltfest.com/ included 400 quilts and 80 vendors. We had tired feet and happy, yet numb, brains after 5 hours of viewing. Talk about overload. And yet, if that's 400 quilts, what does it feel like to view the multitudes at Houston's IQF?? A goal one day to find out, that's for sure!
My only purchase was the batch of hand-dyed fabrics above, some cheesecloth, some velvet and a square of organza from http://www.sunnybunnydesigns.com/ in Tampa, FL who had a booth in the show.
Mostly, I took inspiration away from the day. Amazement at the incredible technical skill of the exhibitors, and yet awareness that simplicity can be just as amazing. Gina at http://www.claynfiber.blogspot.com/ has started to share some images from that day. I'm still processing everything I saw!
Meanwhile, I have started my own dye experiments with the black walnuts generously sent to me by Suzan at http://www.suzanmorgan.com/. A little gecko was staring in at me as I setup the pot on the back patio...see him at top center of this picture?