Yes, lunch. It was already past 1 o'clock. When I look now at this picture it really doesn't show what a crowd it was. There were stands with food across this and tents with picnic benches.
Lunch is over. So much more to see.
We almost bought this patter. But this vendor was out of them. A good thing since it was expensive.
The detail in the next one is unbelievable and one could look at it forever finding new things.
I just realized that I have not shown a picture of the BEST OF SHOW in my part 1 blog yet. Well, here it is. I found HERE a VIDEO of the maker of this quilt Marilyn Badger.
And this is BEST HAND WORKMANSHIP
We were told not to miss the Japanese quilts. She was so right. It's what Helen and I liked best.
More vendors. I had seen this iron demonstrated at a quilt show last summer ... and was tempted then. And I was tempted again. Sigh.
These little masterpieces were something else.
Helen took the photo of the explanation.
I wished I would be braver and have more patience with the quilting part of quilting (? sounds funny). I like the piecing part. It can be such a big part of the overall design.
And then sometimes you wonder why some things have ribbons and some don't.
You might find this interesting: the winners!
Pi and pie
And then this!
There are three motives in one. And the frame is a quilt as well (picture from Helen). I tried to show it better in a VIDEO.
The next morning (Saturday) we popped into Hancock's of Paducah (not to be confused with the Hancock's store chain) and there was more eye candy.
Those in the store where a bit more "doable" for my level of expertise.
And these were only a few beautiful quilts we saw on this trip. Well, I have a few blocks at home which need to be sewn together. And I know exactly how I want to do it!