I caught a glimpse of David Taylor here teaching a class on the Handi-Quilter Sweet 16 - his machine of choice.
One could definitely tell the emphasis of this show was machine quilting. There were some AMAZING quilts on display and the machine quilting was really something. I am seeing more and more quilts designed to allow the machine quilting to make secondary designs and the quilting is spectacular.
I met Angela Walters there, my machine quilting hero, and yes I gushed about how much I enjoy her blog, her quilting tutorials and her Craftsy classes. She said I made her day :) I was too embarrassed to ask to have my picture taken with her, but I kind of wanted to!
This quilt is called Bodacious by Claudia Clark Myers and quilted by Marilyn Badger. It won a Teacher's Choice ribbon.
Question: When a quilt is made by one person and quilted by another - who gets the prize?? I mean it is a machine quilting show after all - I wonder if the machine quilter entered the quilt? Just wondering....
Island Magic by Cindy Olsen won a Teacher's Choice award.
Blue Hawaii by Jenny Beasley also won a Teacher's Choice award.
Fun quilt show and I definitely have more photos to share! (I still have more from Denver too!)
I am going to have to go again next year and plan to spend more than two hours there - maybe take a class or two!