This past week was the first ever American Quilter's Society quilt show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Several guild members went down to the show, and I think all are in agreement that the show was a great success!
You can check out the prize winning quilts here if you like.
As if all of the wonderful competition quilts weren't enough, there were of course a lot a vendors and I thought some exceptional exhibits.
The Grand Rapids show was the premiere showing of the "Quilt Like an Egyptian" exhibit which featured a couple tent makers from Cairo, who did a lot of intricate hand applique work...all I can say is that their needles sure could fly! I found a neat video from Bonnie McCaffery on the Tent makers of Cairo on Youtube. I think you will enjoy seeing their beautiful work, and find it quite informative as well.
Also featured were quilts from Japan, as well as a very moving exhibit of The Alzheimer Initiative quilts. So many wonderful quilts and moving stories about loved ones faced with Alzheimer's.
A very nice show, in a very lovley location.