International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
NMQG Challenge, Photo by my mom

This weekend was the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. The show hasn’t been in Chicago for the last couple of years, so we were excited to have it back. My parents came in town for the show and I also met up with Lee. It was a great day!

International Quilt Festival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
Lee and I! Photo by my mom

One cool part of the day – my Naperville Modern Quilt Guild had a special exhibit!

Our guild had a log cabin challenge several months ago. We all were challenged to make a 36″ square quilt using log cabin blocks in a modern way. I made my Confetti Logs quilt. Here it is in the show!

International Quilt Festival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
Photo by my mom

The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase was also in the show. (I had been lucky enough to see it first in Cincinnati – such great quilts!) It was fun to see it again though with Lee, because she had a quilt on display as well.

International Quilt Festival : Fresh Lemons Quilts
Photo by my mom

My big show purchase was a new foot for my Bernina, #59 for piping. I know, I go crazy! 😉

Bernina Foot #59 : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Sunday, my parents went with us to Navy Pier before driving home. As you can probably tell, we had absolutely perfect weather. We went up in the Ferris Wheel for the first time. I was a bit scared. lol But great views!

Navy Pier in June : Fresh Lemons Quilts

This week I’ll be quilting my deadline quilt, hopefully at least basting my Simply Style quilt, and then getting packed and ready for a sewing weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. Can’t wait!



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    Sharon Lichter

    June 24, 2013

    We live in Phoenix. We were in Chicago visiting family and attended the Quilt Festival. It was fun to see your quilt as I have been following your blog.

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    June 24, 2013

    Nice quilt from your guild. Thanks for photographing and sharing the many beautiful quilts from the show.

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    June 24, 2013

    You are wild & crazy!! 😉 lol! Enjoy your new ‘foot’!!

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    Kathy G

    June 24, 2013

    I drove down from Milwaukee to see the show and I did see your quilt. I love your work. I wish I could have made it to your guild’s meet and greet to meet you in person but I already had other plans (dinner at Gibson’s – yum!). Besides the modern quilts on display I loved the “ChiCOWgo” exhibit. I hope the show comes back to the area again next year.

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    July 12, 2013

    Yay for your new piping foot! It’s so fun to get new sewing machine accessories! 🙂


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