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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

My friend Helen and I spent all day last Saturday at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza (9/15-18 Fort Washington Expo Center), arriving shortly after the 10am opening and staying until the 7pm closing. It was advertised as having 200 vendors and 600 quilts and garments. Judging from the amount of time that it took for us to see everything I can believe there was at least this if not more. Our kudos to all the vendors who shared their knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm with us, whether we were making a purchase or not. With so many things to choose from, and so much to see, it's overwhelming! After we completed our walk around, rested a bit, and had some time to think, we revisited a few of those kindly vendors and bought just a little bit more. You just can't buy everything you'd like, but we took business cards and in time we can order over the Internet those things we filed in the back of our mind as future projects.

The quilt artist who made quilt pictured above, using French provence prints, is Ms. Pamela Mansfield who has an Art studio called Jabula Designs in Pittsboro NC. She grew up in South Africa and has also made amazing quilts from African fabrcs and batiks for Wendy & Jacques of French Connections in whose booth this was displayed. To reach their website go to:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a quilter, a big fan of the Geranium Farm, and a mom, I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your "review" of the Pennsylvania quilt show. It's wonderful, isn't it, to be inspired by all the color and texture--and of course, the vendors--at a show like that. I'm also a writer, and I think quilting helps my writing, and writing helps my quilting; it's all part of the creative process. Since it's not possible to attend every quilt event, it's great to get an idea of what's happening around the rest of the country.
Best Regards,

Mary C-D in San Diego

11:14 AM  
Blogger DSL said...

I find in the quiet time as I sit and hand quilt my mind is free to think of ideas for writing.

12:44 PM  

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