It was a year ago today that I was experiencing the Paducah Quilt Show for the very first time. I walked into the arena to see mostly women, and yes a few men were running around looking at the exhibits and the vendors. It was amazing and overwhelming to see all the quilts there. My biggest inspiration was this quilt called Chasing Bubbles by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama (Japan). Best original design award, AQS-Paducah 2015. I was determined to do an art quilt which has been started and is a very slow and tedious process as you can see in this photo.
My favorite tool purchased at the show was a binding tool. It helps me create binding so easily and perfectly. See the video from Missouri Quilt Company.
This Saturday, I am headed to Paducah with the Heritage Quilters of Huntsville for a day trip. I am looking forward to seeing my next inspirations and the next best tools I can find to enhance my skills.