Well we made it up to Nashville in 7 hours. My whole family went with me. I was not able to go with Jen and my Mom due to “life” getting in the way. I was able to go to the show for about 4 hours on Friday afternoon. I got through most of the quilts before my camera died and then hit the booths. It is amazing how much you can get through if you are under time constraints. I did make it to my favorite booth with their awesome hand-dyed fabrics. I will try to find their name and get it up soon. Mark and the kids came with me the second day. The kids really enjoyed seeing all the quilts plus the beautiful Opryland Hotel. We only had 2 hours there on Saturday due to the bad weather back home. We did not want to be driving into tropical storm “Fay” at night.
My best find were some beautiful hand-dyed fabrics that had been rusted. I spent a long time looking through all of their fabrics. I am really looking forward to using these special fabrics in an art quilt project.
My favorite quilts were, mine of course, and the art quilts. There was a special display of art quilts that all had to represent currency ($) in some form. Wow!! They were great.
My quilt did not win any awards this time – but there is always next year. I was really excited to have my quilt hanging. I was fun for me to have some of my friends “offended” that I had not won. I sure seem to need an ego boost every now and then.