Sunday, October 21, 2012
Pacific International Quilt Show 2012
A week ago Friday I went to Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA. This year I traveled alone, as two friends that I invited were unable to come with me. As usual, I took the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train. The nearest station is about 20 minutes drive from my home, and an hour and half ride to Santa Clara.
Great America station - Quilt show is a short walk from here.
The building in the center background is where the quilt show is held.
Interesting. This wasn't here last year.
Sidewalks were closed, had to take a detour. Sign says Future Home of The San Francisco 49ers. Oh, that's what that big building is.
Here's the view looking back toward the station.
Had breakfast at the adjoining hotel, a tradition, then headed to the quilt show.
First thing, I located fellow Sacramento Quilt Guild Member Cytel S.'s quilt in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit. I took a photo, but I'm not showing it, as she hasn't posted it yet herself. Kind of a respect thing. The quilt is beautiful, and I'm so proud to know she had a quilt in the show.
Below are some of quilts that caught my eye:
This one was different, in that it was stitched accordion-style.
My granddaughters would like this one.
Hundreds of buttons make up this quilt.
For lunch I met up with another fellow Sacramento Quilt Guild Member, Leigh B. After lunch, we visited Cytel's quilt together, then parted ways. It was great to spend part of my time with Leigh.
In the Wearable Art exhibit: Marie Antoinette - costume is made up of sugar packaging.
Love how the sailboats are similar yet different. Lots of repetition.
Here are some vendor's quilts that I liked:
Amazingly, despite the many vendors and their wares, I bought nothing. I had been in search of a travel-themed fabric but found none that spoke to me. I had a good time, and I'm looking forward to going again next year.