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Thread: Hershey, PA Quilt Odyssey Haul and a couple of pic links

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    Hershey, PA Quilt Odyssey Haul and a couple of pic links

    This was my first time going to Quilt Odyssey. I enjoyed the show tremendously. That is probably an understatement. The quilts were out of this world. Half of the show was a Civil War quilt exhibit with some other artifacts from that time period and then the other half were the show quilts. I wish I had photos to share. One special exhibit was of George Siciliano's miniature quilts. He does have a website (Google him) but honestly the photos on his site DO NOT do his quilts justice. For example, one of his quilts is called Epic Proportions and is 13 1/2" x 13 1/2" and has 4,000 pieces. The 144 blocks are all 1" square. Amazing.

    I think that the shows should have the quilts photographed and the put into a book. Much like they do for museum exhibits. My favorite quilt of the show was called Astral Burst by Beth Nufer and Shelly Knapp. Here is a link to a photo of it. I did not take this picture it is from the Road2Ca show: http://www.road2ca.com/2011winners/i...front/9771.JPG

    If I am not mistaken, this quilt called, "America, Let It Shine"by Sherry Reynolds won Best in Show. If I am mistaken someone please correct me. This link is a photo taken from another show. The quilt is AMAZING in person. http://godutchbaby.blogspot.com/2011...by-sherry.html As an aside (as stated on the website) the quilting was all done on a Bernina 1001. Wow.

    I also met a fellow board member Quiltbugger. She was so nice and friendly and I really enjoyed chatting with her. Her husband was also there and just as chatty and friendly.

    Finally, to end this long post. Here is my haul for the day. Modest, for sure, but I'm very happy.

    4 bundles of wool for applique and one single piece.
    Retractable 120" tape measure.
    3 spools of 12wt Aurifil for a little machine sashiko-esque quilting.
    Spool of fusible thread for machine binding.
    Primitive Quilts and Projects, Fall 2012
    Bundle of Oakshott. These are some of the finest shot cottons I have ever seen. They literally glow like Dupioni silk.
    An African porcupine quill stiletto.

    It was a lovely show. I am glad that I went. I gained so much inspiration today. Oh, yes. One other bonus, I saw Pepper Cory giving a piece of her work as a gift to one of my favorite vendors. I didn't even realize it was her until she was gone. I would have liked to let her know how much I love her sashiko hare and heart valentine stencil. I plan to embroider it on a quilt for my husband with the aforementioned Aurifil.
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    i really wanted to go to this show...but just too much on my plate right now. i love what you purchased....and love the quilts! i'm hoping to go to the quilt show in Oaks, Pa in september...

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    Thank you so much for posting your experiences and the links to the quilts - they're really outstanding! Good haul, too.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Wow the quilts are BEAUTIFUL and I would love to be able to do work like that

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    I saw both quilts: Astral Burst and America, Let It Shine at the AQS show in Lancaster this past spring. They are both amazing works of art.

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    I never heard of Oakshot. Thanks for the info--will have to check that out!

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    My hubby and I really enjoyed meeting you, AFQsinc. I hope you come to the Oaks show and we get to see each other again. So glad that you found things to inspire you and guide you in the type of quilting you want to do. That really is the purpose of these shows as well as finding vendor items that you did not even know existed. Seeing all the beautiful quilts and their deserved ribbons is awesome. Some day, maybe we might see one of yours.
    There is a show in New Jersey, though I have not been to it. I believe it might be closer to you. Hope to see you again and thank you for stopping by. Quilters are great people; funny, approachable, gifted and caring.

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    Wow the maker of America Let it Shine must be making a bundle this year in show winnings. That quilt has taken best of show in just about every major show this year nation wide. A very worthy quilt though. I haven't seen it in person but someone here posted amazing pictures of it and it is all the chat in the blogosphere. It is one spectacular quilt.

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    i am planning on going to oaks show by bus on sunday. perhaps we can meet at a prearranged spot.

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    Are you going on Hampton Jitney or regular bus? I am thinking about taking the HJ but it seems a bit pricey at $96. Though you do get your show ticket, pin and tote bag. I was thinking about going on Saturday, though.

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