nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Quilt Show!

Is anyone interested in joining me at the Philadelphia Quilt Extravaganza? on September 19th? (The show runs from the 16th to the 19th, but I'm booked on the 18th, and I'm assuming that few people will be available on the weekdays.)

I've been there before, and there'll be a huge exhibit of ambitious but usable quilts (I feel that art quilts are unclear on the concept), merchants (more kinds of pretty cotton than you can imagine, odd stuff like working miniature sewing machines suitable for travellers, and books), a contest to see who can do the coolest project with an arbitrary quilting fabric, and classes.

Let me know if you're interested and when you'd be likely to show up, and if I could possibly get a ride with you from South Philly.

I tend to look for humorous books about quilting--there isn't much, and I would dearly love to see a book of funny quilts, but I recommend How Not to Make a Prize-Winning Quilt by Ami Simms--it's a description of what it's like to make quilts when you just want to *quilt* and not fuss with things like making sure that the seam allowance on your sewing machine is exactly the right size. The bathroom quilt with the shark's fin in the bathtub is a classic.
Tags: book review, humor

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