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.



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.

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, amazing quilts! Fabulous purchases! If you had the follow by e-mail widget, I would follow you. I didn't see it. If I missed it, I apologize.