One of my favorite parts of the quilt show was getting to meet and talk with some of the Gee's Bend quilters. Lucy Mingo, who made the quilt in the background, is the one in the orange jacket. I bought one of their books, and all six signed in the front of the book, and also by pictures of quilts that they or their mothers had made:
It was fun to see so many quilts featuring Kaffe Fassett fabric and/or patterns:
I loved finding this quilt, which features flowers fussy cut from a gorgeous piece of Amy Butler fabric. I have approximately 3 yards of the same fabric in a slightly different colorway, but have been hesitating about cutting into it. This is a wonderful way to showcase the beautiful, large flowers:
Don't forget to look at Part Two below.
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan