Wednesday, August 29, 2012

AQS Grand Rapids Show

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.

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