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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Surrounded by Scraps

International Quilt Festival, pt.1

Linda Nussbaum

In contrast to many other posts y'all may see born of this quilt show, this particular post is going to be short and lacking in photographs. The photos will follow soon once I get a chance to go through them and make sure I have all of the credits in order. 

But I will say that this was the first time I've been to this amazingly huge show. My mom has been attending off and on for many years and FINALLY convinced me to join her (the fact that it fell just days after my _0th birthday and so was coupled with a birthday mother/daughter getaway had a large influence, too). And I'm so glad it worked out! 

The whole experience was overwhelming. There is no question that one needs to ration one's time and spread it out over the entire long weekend in order to really absorb any of it. And the quilts on display definitely ran the gamut. Many absolutely stunning pieces of art, a few rather mundane works, and several mixed in that made me wonder how they ever got juried into such a prestigious show. A little for everyone, you could say.

And then there are the vendors. Vendors and vendors and vendors. That deserves a post all its own. Did I say overwhelming? 

Well, I took dozens of photos of some of the pieces that stood out to me the most, and look forward to sharing with you all some of the highlights in my opinion. Next post coming soon...