International Quilt Festival + Giveaway


Phew! What a weekend! I spent Friday through Sunday in Cincinnati, Ohio, visiting family and going to the International Quilt Festival. I had a great time! Saturday we arrived to Quilt Fest at opening and started with the quilt displays. As usual, there was a LOT to see. I forgot my camera in Chicago, but my mom took pictures for me.

There were a lot of quilts with text this year…

And my mom really loved all the quilts with circles.

It was really exciting to see the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit. It was in a dark area, so these pictures really don’t do the quilts justice. And I know I don’t have photos of all of them, but really they were all great! They are all based on the Ohio star. The guild members did such a wonderful job, I hope they have an exhibit every year at the show.

After touring the quilts we did a bit of shopping. Almost right away we ran into Brenda from Pink Castle Fabrics and Anna from Woollykat. They were part of a very fun group that came from Ann Arbor.

A few of the booth highlights for me were…

Meeting fellow Chicagoan and talented quilter/author Weeks Ringle:

Learning about rug hooking with wool from Lisa Wood of Woolylady – aren’t these circles AMAZING? They sell kits for a smaller pillow.

Seeing one of the nicest fabric designers out there, Marcia Derse. We stop by her booth and chat every quilt festival. She has lot of great new fabrics coming out and also some old favorites being reprinted. And she might be coming to QuiltCon this year!

I managed not to do TOO much damage this year. Here’s my loot.

I love this music fabric – all I know is it’s an import. I bought it from Fiber Art Furniture’s booth.

The text fabrics (from Moda’s Sweetwater Hometown and Reunion) were from the Olive Grace Studios booth. This is the super cute Kori who owns the shop in northern Ohio. Check out her blog, I’m pretty sure she is living the dream with her store.

After the show my family went out to dinner at the new Moerlein Lager House which is a pretty cool new brewery right on the river by the Reds Stadium. My daughter was really happy to see me. 🙂

Then later Saturday evening, the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild hosted a meet up. It was a lot of fun, just a lot of kindred spirits hanging out and having a good time. What a fun bunch! I am hoping to be in Cincinnati to crash one of their meetings sometime.

So finally, if you made it THIS far, I have a giveaway! Marcia Derse was super kind enough to donate a charm pack of her Modern Texture Solids. These are the colors – so pretty!

I’m also throwing in some patterns that I’ve been holding for a giveaway ever since the Sewing Summit! As well as some cool fabric I bought at the show. It is called “Scribble” from the Benartex line, Patternista by Paula Nadelstern.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. I will pick a winner Thursday (April 19th) evening!


Time to pick a winner! I’m closing comments now and will be back with the winning comment number.

The winner is #23, Emily! Emily said “Looks like so much fun! Those are some beautiful quilts.”

Congratulations Emily! I will be in contact for your address!


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    Michelle says

    I’m with your mom on those amazing circle quilts – the color combinations – beautiful.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


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    Heidi says

    Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for the chance to win. I love the scribble fabric.

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    Oh My gosh, that looks like so much fun! I love those text quilts! AND the black with circles, and the scribble fabric you are giving away, with the other fabulous loot. Thanks for teh rundown on the show, I hope I get to go some day. Meanwhile, the links and photos are great too 🙂

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    Mhairi says

    WOW – I agree with your mum, I love the circles. The bright ones are amazing.
    I would love the patterns, they look really exciting and fun.

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    Barbara says

    what a fun time – wonderful photographs of some cute quilts !

    thanks for the give-away – fabric is always appreciated !

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    Annie K says

    I have to agree with your mom, those circle quilts are amazing! Looks like a wonderful time, and I admire your restraint, I’d have needed a wheelbarrow to carry out all my goodies, I fear. LOL!

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    Lori M says

    Gorgeous quilts! I agree with your Mom–love the circle quilts. Thanks for all the pics. Attending quilt festival is on my bucket list for sure.

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    Looks like you had a great time! I love Marcia Derse!!! The circle quilt is awesome. I do love the bright colors!

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    Keri says

    WOW! One of these days I need to get to a quilt show. it looks SOOO exciting. I LOVE the music fabric!!!! I have been looking for a nice music fabric for FOREVER and never see anything I like. I LOVE what you found! Did they have more???

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    i wish i had been into quilting when i lived in dayton – i would’ve loved going to the festival! looks like you had a great time.

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    Kara says

    I love the overlapping stars in the CMQG display – its on the left in the second row. So creative!

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    Wow! That looks like so, so much fun! I am only recently a quilter, but I can imagine that visiting a quilt show would be amazing! Especially with an equally interested friend or two.

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    Judy says

    What great fabrics and quilts!! How nice that you had your mother with you to share the excitement. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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    I really miss the Festival being in Chicago and have yet to make it to Cincinnati but looks like you had a great time and had some great finds! Thanks!

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    Beth says

    Apparently your Mom and I are not the only ones who like the circles. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    What a treat to see my quilt on your blog! Thanks to your Mom for taking a picture. I LOVE the circle quilt. Cannot remember seeing it even after many days at the show…there is always so much to see!

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    jeanne e. says

    looks/sounds like you had a wonderful time! i really liked the ohio star quilts…so neat to see how people interpret the same shape/theme in their own special and unique ways.

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    Becky Greene says

    What a great prize pack!! Thanks for the chance to win. Thanks for sharing your photos and experiences with us – next best thing to being there 🙂

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    Faye says

    Fun to see some of what you saw at the festival – it looks like it was a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway!

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    Looks like such a fun time! I drove by the Duke Energy Center but we ended up at Jungle Jim’s for the day 😉 I’m sorry I missed all the fun though! Hope Moerlein was fun!

    I loooove that black fabric with the white lines, just too cute. And I’m jealous of your music print 🙂

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    jmniffer says

    You showed great restraint in your purchases. Love the music fabric and the circle quilts! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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    Carol F. says

    Looks like a delightfully wonderful weekend! The pictures are great, thanks for sharing!!!

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    Sheri Penner says

    I agree with your mom! That first circle quilt is AMAZING!! Sounds like you had a great time, makes me want to plan for the next one!

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    Lorri says

    WOW!!! What a great experiance. Sure wish I could have gone. Thank you for your generosity.

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    duff says

    Oh you lucky dog! I really like the music fabric–it has a french feel to it that is elegant :O)
    I’ll tell you what I love about both Weeks Ringle and Marcia Derse: They are both amazingly talented women, married to men who support them 110%. I believe that the love we feel in our lives is translated into the designs we imagine and the items we create–these two ladies are sharing their love of life with us! Amazing!

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    sandyb says

    What fun!!! I just love the music note fabric too.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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    Anne Simonot says

    I think you showed admirable self-restraint in your shopping! Thanks for the shots of the quilt show.

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    Don’t you love a quilt show? I always find inspiration and ideas from looking at all the fantastic quilts at shows. I have yet to try a circular block but one day I’m going to, I really love the ones you showed!
    Looks like you had a fantastic day from start to finish. Thanks for the opportunity to win too!

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    Betty Ayers says

    For those of us who may never make it to a wonderful fesitval like this, thank you! The inspiration in the circle quilts is so helpful and to see designers like Marcia (face now with a name!) is great.

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    Allison C says

    I agree with your mom…those circle quilts are gorgeous. I wish I could have gone.

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    Troi Hackett says

    Thanks for ‘taking’ us to the show! I LOVE the Ohio star’s with a modern twist, so cool!

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    Wow loving the music fabric, I want some! haha. This festival looks amazing, the pictures have made me even more excited for the one here in the UK in the summer! 🙂

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    Margaret says

    I wish I could have gone to the show. It is amazing the talent of the people out there. Thanks for the chance at the prize.

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    janie says

    It was a wonderful show ! Seeing all the pics is getting me excited for next years show ! Great show ! Wonderful People ! Beautiful quilts ! and SHOPPING ! Thanks !

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    Ashley says

    Looks like fun! Someday…. I will go to something like that. I have lived within 4 hours of the Sister’s OR quilt show for 20 years now, and have never been able to even make it to that.

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    Sonia B says

    Amazing what the guild did with the Ohio Star! Thanks for sharing your adventure and thanks for the chance at the awesome prizes.

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    Steph Mabry says

    What an inspiring day you must have had! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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    Diane says

    Great recap of the Quilt Festival. I was there throughout and came home (to Madison) exhausted! So many wonderful quilts and such great shopping. The Cincinnati Modern Quilters were so welcoming and such fun! Thanks for the give away.

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    Jill Reynolds says

    What great fun! Love love love the first circle quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    bee says

    Quilt shows are the best! We’re getting ready at work for next weeks’ Paducah show.

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    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! Festival looks like it was amazing and totally overwhelming (at least it would be for me!!)

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    What a fabulous opportunity! I would love to attend something as amazing as that. So inspiring. Thanks for the giveaway as well.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says

    I love the first circle quilt too – I want to go by fabrics with designs I could fussy cut. Thanks for the great pictures and the give away!

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    I attended the Quilt show on Saturday. Had lunch but was there for 6 hours and still did not get to view all the quilts. Bought a couple patterns and some fabric. Wow! what a great show. I loved some of the thread art and of course the Ohio star displays. It was a great time and all should try to go see it if they are close.

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    Kate E. says

    That looks like so much fun! I have family in Cincinnati too, so hopefully I can go when they have it there again.

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    Hallie says

    Oh I’m so envious! I really miss this show since it left Chicago. Being a quilter from downstate Illinois and all. How fun to share this event with family!

    Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful prizes!

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    Emily L says

    I love the circle quilts also! Beautiful colors and so many interesting fabrics and patterns. Gorgeous!

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    Wish I could got to every quilt show there is ~ so much see and the talent is amazing. Both of the circle quilts are fantastic, especially the one with all the colors.
    Thanks for the chance to win all the fab prizes! Very generous of you!

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    So glad you had a great time at the quilt show! Love the modern variations on the Ohio stars.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    Michala Thake says

    It looks like you had a brilliant time. I’d love to be able to go to something like that, but we don’t really have things on that scale in the UK! I’d love to win your fantastic giveaway!

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    Gunilla says

    Hi! I do love the quilts with text, especially the second one! And the black one with circles was also gourgeous! And the…. Well I’ll stpo there! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    That looks like a really fun festival! Yay, woollykat! She got me in the last FTLOS swap and I got an AWESOME bag that she made that makes me happy every time I see it.

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    What fun! Thanx for sharing. I’m envious of your loot–I, on a gray kick right now and keep gravitating towards anything with gray.

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    Looks like you had a great time! Must look for quilt shows around Northern California. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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    Mary Ann Harpe says

    Thanks for the chance. Wish there was anything quilty next to me. Living in Georgia, there is not much.

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    Brittani says

    What an awesome festival, I’d love to go to one someday! Thanks for the chance to win : )

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    Mo says

    I’m sad that the show moved from Chicago, I used to go every year with my sister! Thanks for the update, wish we were there. I love the fabric with words, so interesting. And the musical one is fantastic! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

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    Patti says

    A great giveaway. Thanks for a chance, and thanks for sharing the pictures. This show is now too far away to attend.

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    Sharmond says

    Thanks for sharing all the fun you had at the quilt festival. Pictures are so inspiring. Thanks for giveaway.

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    Kristi says

    How Fun! I have only attended a quilt festival here in Maine, but it was so amazing to see some of the creations displayed! Looks like you had a great time!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    what a fun recap. I like all the bright circles. I have kind of mixed feelings about the text trend though. Thanks for the great giveaway, I’d love to win those patterns!

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    Laura T says

    Thanks for sharing your visit to the show. It was very cool to see what all was there!

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    Margaret says

    Looks like it was a great show. I love Marcia Derse’s fabrics. Can’t wait to see the new stuff in person.

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    Reena says

    Love the music fabric! It looks Japanese to me…We had some of the LA Modern Quilt pieces in the Glendale Quilt Show- looking forward to more at the Long Beach and maybe even here in the San Diego show in Sept.

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    Verena says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time at the quilt festival!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    denisemarie says

    Hey! April 19th is my 40th birthday! If ever there was a time that I really should win… 😉

    (Love those Ohio Star quilts!)

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    Heather79 says

    That looked like so much fun! Maybe when kiddo is older….I’ll be free to do stuff like that! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

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    Ooh, that looks so much fun! I hope one day I get to go to a quilt festival… maybe when I’m retired. :} Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Reena says

    sorry to post 2x but I had the box checked to receive replies and now my inbox is filling up!!! OOOPS!

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    Elizabeth says

    It looks like a great time! Thank you for sharing those pictures of the wonderful quilts you saw!

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    elizabeth j says

    Thanks for the chance to win! I wish quilt festivals were near where I live 🙁

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    Barbara Hoffman says

    Thanks for sharing both the pictures and the links to even more quilting blogs and stores! Soon I won’t have any time left in the day after checking out all the great sites. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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    Christine E. says

    Faith, the show looked yummy. All that fabric goodness and all those quilts in one place. Some day I must get myself to a show! And, I love the contents of the give away…..

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    Pomegranate Quilts says

    What a great report back from the Quilt Festival! Thanks for this great giveaway, the Modern Texture looks luxurious, yum.

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    KimR says

    Wow! It looks like you had an amazing time! I also love the circle quilts, particularly the one on black. I also love the Ohio star variations!!! That one with the different sizes of star overlapping each other–Awesome! I would love a pattern for that!

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    Wow, what great pictures. The Ohio star one with the floating triangles – can you tell whether it was pieced or appliqued? Looks tricky!

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    Looks like a good time was had by all! So nice of you to share your fun with us and offer this lovely giveaway.

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    OMG!!! That super colorful circle quilt is absolutely amazing!!! I’m in love!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Cheryl B says

    I’m so glad you mentioned the Olive Grace Studios blog. I’d not heard of it before and now I’ll be adding it to my daily reading material. Thanks for a great giveaway too!

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    Oh wow, what a fun time you had at the Quilt Festival!!! This past weekend, my MIL and I did a partial Quilt Shop Hop here in the San Antonio, TX area. It was SOOOO fun, and yes, I totally know the struggle with having restraint–it’s so hard not to buy everything that you like! On another note, that wool you showed in the photo (the circles) is amazing!!! I’ve not seen that before. Take care, and thank you for the giveaway. P.S.: I learned of your giveaway and blog via The One Stop Shop!

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    LJ says

    Your visit to the Quilt Festival sounds like such fun! Wonderful quilts. I also like the circle quilts. Great fabric buys!

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    Lori C. says

    Wish I could go. I love Marcia Derse designs!
    Thank you for sharing with us Faith!

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    How fun!
    I learned how to hook rugs at a quilt festival too – I even bought some of the backing. Now I just need to try it! 🙂 Those circles look great!

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    Rita says

    I was there and looked for your bag, but didn’t see it or you! My sister and mom had a great time. The Cincinnati quilts were very nice, but I thought the Texas quilts were beautiful. I was in awe of the Last Supper quilt by Donald Locke with 51,816 squares. No words. He was there with his lovely wife and they were so nice. Bought some stencils for free motion. I tried to refrain from everything else. I don’t think we saw everything. We were dog tired by the time we left.

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    DeDe says

    Thanks for taking me along on your trip to the Cincinatti IQF. Now I’m already excited to go to the one in Houston and it’s not even here until October! Loved the variations on the Ohio Star by the MQG!

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    Miranda says

    Looks like you had tons of fun! I love the text fabrics, they’re a huge weakness of mine!

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    Alice Ann says

    I should have gone to Cincinnati. My sister said I should go, but I didn’t get it planned in time. So beautiful. I would have had a hard time not buying all the different fabrics. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    Hi! I read your blog sometimes and I actually did see you at quilt market– I was standing at the Weeks Ringle booth when that pic was taken! But I was too shy to say hello… so hello! Also, I took pictures of some of the same quilts you did and posted them here
    Cool giveaway too!

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    Jill says

    The Ohio Star quilts were cool. I also liked the colors in the charm pack. Thanks for posting.

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    Looks like it was an awesome show and it looks like you enjoyed it a great deal.

    Some lovely quilts there!

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    Beth Hammergren says

    I am so glad you had a good time at the show. I really enjoyed it this year and look forward to going to it since it is in my hometown. The shows were fantastic and I am fired up and inspired to finish some UFO’s and start some new projects. Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for coming to and enjoying Cincinnati. You might also be interested in visiting the Ohio Valley Quilt Guild. Check out their website.

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    Amy says

    I am so jealous!! I live in CT so its too far for me to go – but maybe some day I will get to the International Quilt Festival! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    kari stewart says

    Love all the vibrant colors in the pics! Looks like it was a great time. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Ellen Ban says

    I’m so sad I didn’t get to Cincy this year, especially for the Modern Quilt Guild get together! Would have been fun to meet flickr friends. I hope you made a stop at the Fabric Shack…hoping to go there in May while visiting my parents!

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    These recap posts are always so much fun to read on everyone’s blog. Are you coming to quilt con? I just have to manage to take the time off from work during it!

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    Boy oh boy, you had fun! Thanks for sharing the great pictures. Those text fabrics are delicious and the giveaway looks awesome. Thank you!

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    Sarah R says

    I’ve never been to a quilt festival/show, but I can’t wait til I can fit one in my schedule. Winning would be a nice consolation for missing all the fun 🙂

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    Thank you so much for blogging about the show as I had hoped to go but couldn’t – so now I got to live vicariously through you Faith! Thanks!

    A big thank you for having a great giveaway as well:)
    The fabric and patterns look awesome!!!

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    Grace says

    Love all of the pictures and wish I could have been there to enjoy first hand. If it’s the Good Lord’s will next time. Love the fabric’s and hope to win. Thank you for the pictures;

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    Kelsey says

    Marcia Derse is so great — such beautiful colors always, and I love the organic feel of her print lines’ designs.

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    I love the “fractured” ohio star in aqua/turquoise and yellow-green! So pretty! Actually, they’re all gorgeous, but that one really stood out to me. 🙂

    I am hoping I will be able to go to quilt festival next year. It looks like an amazing time! Thank you for the very generous giveaway for those of us who couldn’t make it. 🙂

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    Looks like it was an awesome show! Thanks for sharing your pics, and giving us all an opportunity to win your giveaway.

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    Laurie says

    I am super jealous! I would love to attend an event like this. Thanks for sharing some of the fun!

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    Amye says

    What fun! Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for documenting it for us. Oh, and, your fat quarter bag is such a riot.

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    Heather Ward says

    I was lucky enough to shop at the festival on Saturday too, drove over from Indianapolis. I looked for your fat quarter bag but never saw it or you, lol. Love your blog, thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Nancy says

    Sounds like you had a great time. I hope I get the opportunity to go to one of those big shows someday. I did go to a quilt show in the Bahamas when we took a cruise. We saw the sign and my husband said “I’ll be a big jerk if we don’t go there, huh?” So we climbed up the hill to the church and saw the show. There was a quilt that a lady made out of her husband’s dress shirts after he passed away. It was awesome. She made it and another one for her grandsons. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

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    Carmen Wyant says

    Lovely quilt pictures Faith. And I have to agree with your Mom about the circles-especially the rainbow one-it made my heart go pitty pat.

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    Tanya says

    What a fabulous weekend you had! Loved the variations on the Ohio star. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Thanks for sharing all the photos! Those Ohio stars are incredible. I always appreciate people’s accounts of shows and markets since I never get to attend any.

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    What fun! I’m hoping to make it to the Long Beach Convention this summer. Hope I can see as many wonders as you did. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Tina Short says

    Wow, looks like you had a great time, wish I could have been there too.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Looks like a great show. My local one is still months away 🙁 Those fabrics and patterns look great. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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    Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures from the show. Amazes me how talented people are with fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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    Paula says

    This is great! Thank you for putting together such a nice prize. Please count me in, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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    Robyn says

    Would love to go to a huge Quilt Festival like that one. So many ideas and so little time.
    Thanks for giving us a chance to add to our stashes.

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    robin says

    I am always inspired by your entries- thanks for posting all the fun pics from the festival!

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    Melissa says

    Thanks for sharing. It looks like you had a great time. The music fabric is my favorite.

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    I too enjoyed the Cinci show. So glad you wrote about Marcia Derse….my bags were full and my spouse was tired of toting them and I did’t get to buy any of her great fabrics…..and I didn’t write down her name!

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    Barbara Yon says

    Thank you for your time in sharing your trip and all the beautiful quilt. Thanks for thinking of others in your give away. If I am selected, I would appreciate a traditional quilt pattern download.

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    Terry says

    Kudo’s to those who can do circles — I’ve not had fun making them — but I am practicing — sounds like a fun time 🙂 Terry

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    Jan Lundgren says

    Wow, the quilts are all so gorgeous and I especially love circle quilts. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Nancy says

    WOW! Sooo busy – soooo creative!
    The modern star variations are total inspiration. The solid colors would be awesome to try! And new patterns always!

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    sharon says

    Would agree …Marcia Derse is one of the nicest and most talented designers out there…Love this blog…Would love to win!!

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    Judith Hogan says

    Enjoyed the photos of the quilt show, loved the circle quilts. Great giveaway, thanks so much for sponsoring it.

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    Maria says

    I was at the show too! It was so inspiring. I found you via Pinterest and I love your style!

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    Tammy Mabry says

    Fun, fun, fun!! I love seeing the festival with you. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!
    Tammy Mabry

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    paula says

    What fun you had! I loved looking at the pictures of all the quilts – especially the ones all based on the missouri star. Thanks for a change to win!

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    Bridget says

    Loved seeing all the Ohio quilts! Love your blog, inspires to gt those creative juices flowin’ ; )

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    Erica says

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the Ohio Star quilt with the varying sizes of stars all embedded in each other (I probably didn’t describe that well).

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    gina f. says

    that is the prettiest music fabric i have seen! glad you had a fun ,safe weekend.Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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    Merran says

    Im so jealous of the wonderful shows you have there. *sighs*. I think I might have to move to the US.

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    great post on the festival – wish I was there – I love Marcia Derse and her fabrics – only just discovered her last year ! so I’d love to win a charm pack of her fabrics – thanks for the giveaway 🙂

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    Ann Sands says

    Wow, that’s a nice giveaway! Looks like you had a fun time. I miss Quilt Festival in Chicago!!! Can’t wait for Paducah, KY next week!

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    Rhonda D. says

    Thanks for sharing the pics of the quilt festival. I really like the
    text fabrics. I plan on going to the Quilt Show in Paducah, Ky,
    next week. Will definitely be on the lookout for text fabrics!
    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    I love that black quilt with the colorful circles – great inspiration!

    Thank you for this give-away – I would so love to win that scribble fabric:-)

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    Kristy QP says

    Great photos from the quilt show! I’d love to go to something like that!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Love Marcia Derse fabric! I went to Cincy for the Quilt festival last year and met her and her beautiful fabric then. Sorry I couldn’t go this year. Thanks for the pics and great giveaway!

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    Abby says

    I’ve never been to a quilt show – it seems like it would be so fun, especially with sewing girlfriends! Love the Ohio Stars quilts, it’s neat to see different variations on such a classic block

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    kristin says

    I really love the circles quilt your mother loves you posted. Such fun bright colors. The black/white/gray fabrics you chose are more what I seem to work with, though. Thanks for taking us to the show.

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    Ann says

    I missed going with the other Ann Arbor group. Too busy not sewing. But I am enjoying reading the posts about the event. Maybe next year.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jo-Anne says

    Thanks so much for sharing your visit to the show! And fingers crossed that I get chosen for the giveaway! 🙂

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    Judi D. says

    I love to see what’s going on at far away quilt shows. also loved looking at the fresh quilts on the right.

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    MarciaW says

    Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for thinking of your readers and sharing photos and giveaway prizes. The guild quilts are lovely.

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    Gayle Norman says

    I love your highlights of IQF although I don’t know how you managed with just one day 🙂 We spent Thursday through Sunday and hated to leave! I also love Marcia Derse’s designs and Kori Turner is a personal favorite for her shop and her personality!

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    Karen A says

    You must have had a great time. It is always such an inspiration to see and meet so many quilters.