Monday, October 26, 2009

A Jam-Packed Weekend - Scrapbook Expo and Quilt Expo

This was truly a marathon weekend (ok, well, it was two weekends ago)! I got to spend two very long days with a few of my dear friends.

Saturday was the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo at the Sacramento Convention Center. Rocio and I headed up to meet up with Rhonda to do some shopping and cropping, and catching up. We left Rocio's house at around 12noon and got back around 1:30a.

I can't say I got very much completed at the crop, but I was mostly there to hang-out with my girls anyway. The cruise up in Rocio's brother's lowrider truck and the 'OMG, it's not Sunday, it's Saturday and we didn't feed the parking meter' excitement made for a terrific day! Thanks for driving, Rocio, and sorry I fell asleep on the way home!!!

On Sunday, Debbie and I headed to the Pacific International Quilt Festival at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Wow.

We attended our first quilt/sewing expo a couple of months ago and were pleased, but O.M.G. this was incredible!

Not only was the sheer floor space of the entire event humongous, but the level of artistry that these artists achieve was nothing short of mind-blowing.

These pictures don't do the works justice, but it is just a sample of what we saw.

This one was a group effort where each panel was done by a different member. The only constant needed to be the horizon line. The detail work in each of these is something that needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

An overall show prize winner. It was based on a photo that the artist's daughter took from her apartment window in Hong Kong. A study on perspectives.

Check-out the 3-D work. Nearly all of the roofs had 3-D pieces to them. Clearly not one for the top of a bed!
And then to bring it home. Another group effort. Amazing! With my love of victorian houses, I was floored with this one.

Six and a half hours there and we were spent. So many incredible works, but there was a point where we just couldn't focus on each individual one anymore!

Debbie and I was both very inspired to see sewing at this level. I think Debbie may be brushing that dust off of her sewing machine very soon! I've already signed up for two classes at a local quilt shop since I've only quilted by-the-books. I'm excited to learn more about the art of quilting and see what I can create myself!

It was a terrific weekend and I loved having the opportunities to spend time with my friends! I could have done without the headcold that came on on Monday night following, though!!



  1. Yikes, sorry to hear that you got sick, hopefully you are recovered already. The quilt show was lots of fun. The quilts were amazing, the company great and the shopping fun fun fun!

  2. Wow, what an awesome weekend you must have had! I would have needed a week to recover! The quilts are beautiful! I wish I lived closer!!