Mom, Jenny, and I went to the Vermont Quilt Festival Sunday, and it was great. We arrived just in time for a gallery talk with Ruth McDowell, who is retiring from quilting (she says). Because they're both non-quilters, Jenny and Mom really enjoyed hearing her talk about the process she used for her quilts, and I did, too, of course. We looked at some of the contest quilts, then had lunch, and then looked at more contest quilts. I also enjoyed seeing the antique quilts, some of which had hanging sleeves sewn by me. Here's my favorite quilt:
We didn't have much time to visit vendors, which is fine since I have plenty of fabric. I did get a couple of patterns for those little zippered bags - pea pods and another style - that use just one side of the zipper bent in half. I also bought some aloe cream from a very persistent saleswoman. If you see a "Hawaiian Moon" vendor at another show, run away fast! It's very nice but I've got enough to last me a very long time.