International Quilt Festival

 NMQG Challenge, Photo by my mom

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!

 Lee and I! Photo by my mom

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!

 Photo by my mom

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.

 Photo by my mom

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

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

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!