Today begins the 3 days of the Quilters Unlimited of Northern VA annual quilt show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA.
The line was wrapped around the building to get in. The venue is nice and big, but the cement floors are reallllly hard on your feet, knees and back….or was that because of all the purchases we carried around!! LOL!!
Some of the quilts displayed were amazing. It always inspires me to do more- learn more…especially the quilting…so stunning!
The vendors were plentiful and many were new this year, which is always nice when more quilt shops pop up in the areas nearby.
My bee friends and I have really noticed how much the fabrics have changed in the last few years…
influenced by all the new young designers who create such bright modern collections.
I was actually quite restrained at the show today…only bought a few pieces of fabric, some huge buttons for bags, two patterns, a cool magnetic scissor/pin holder, and a little Jim Shore sewing machine box.
There were lots of folks there…and it’s always amazing to me how many familiar faces I see at these events…from guild, the quilt shop I used to work at, etc…
Quilting is really a small world sometimes, isn’t it?
When you go to a quilt show, do you go to the vendors first, then go see the quilts, or the other way around?