Saturday, November 6, 2010

Quilt Show at the Garden

Yesterday, I stopped by the Fine Art of Fiber Quilt Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden, sponsored by Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild and Weavers Guild of the North Shore. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, if a bit on the chilly side. But I didn't mind because it was a chance for me to get back to the Chicago Botanic Garden and walk around - the first time I was able to do that since my surgery. AND see some unique quilts while I was at it.

With a few exceptions, most of the quilts on display were contemporary designs and it's always fun to see what "the other side" is creating, LOL.

Made by Iva Freeman

Made by Faye Stickler

Made by Diana Burrows

I told you it was chilly. There was a bit of a frost overnight, which made everything glisten in the sun.

The bottom of the waterfall.

Still some beautiful fall colors.

Outside the English Garden

It was much warmer inside the greenhouses!

Reminded me of my floor after I've been sewing . . .

I was sort of  "pooped" afterwards and so, back at home, we took a nice long nap  . . .


Jocelyn said...

Beautiful gardens. We just came back from a quilt show at the USF Botanical Gardens, but the quilts were all outside. Very lovely place.

Quiltbenaco said...

Sono contenta che stai meglio!
Bello il giardino, belle anche le trapunte esposte!
Ciao Domenica

Cheryl said...

Just so glad you are out and about!! And taking in a quilt show, no less.

Kathleen Tracy said...

Knock on wood - I'm beginning to feel "normal" again.

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely pictures and quilts!! 8D
And good for you to take a long nice nap!!
Enjoy your weekend!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The gardens are gorgeous and so were the quilts. Thank you for taking us with you through your pictures.