Saturday, January 21, 2017

Orlando Quilt Fest

A couple friends and I headed off to the Orlando Quilt Show yesterday. It was a very fun day with much walking, walking and more walking. Got my steps in, no problem. LOL.

The quilts were wonderful, although there were many more art-type quilts than traditional, so I was a bit disappointed in that. It was a wonderful show, though, and we had a great time. We got there around 10am-ish and left around 3:30pm-ish.  

Afterwards, we went to a lovely outside mall near the Convention Center. They had a ton of wonderful restaurants and we chose to eat dinner at Taverna Opa, a mouthwatering authentic Greek restaurant. The food was the best I ever had. The three of us were trying each other's dishes, all delish. We couldn't stop raving. Then after dinner we walked around a bit and stopped in Ben and Jerrys for some ice cream to top off a spectacular day.

Here is a picture of my purchases. A couple Christmas-themed patterns, some tiny buttons for doll clothes, two Island Batik layer cakes at the unheard of price of $30 each, and a bunch of neutral fabrics (of which you can never have enough). The first row are all fat quarters I got for $1.50 each, the second row are fat quarters that ranged in price from $2.00 to $2.75 each, and the two sweet little kittie cat patterned ones are half-yard cuts. I love them so much I had to get them in fat quarter and half-yard sizes. Teeheehee.


And here are a few of the quilts that caught my eye. So much talent and beauty. Click on them to biggie size them.
































Enjoy,
Suzy

1 comment:

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Lots of beautiful quilts in the photos. And they're always so much more stunning to see them in person. Sounds like you had a great day with your friends at the show.