Naperville Quilts Recap

Last weekend, I attended the Naperville Quilts show hosted by the Riverwalk Quilters Guild. There were around 300 quilts in the show, including some incredible quilts with modern looks. Here are some of the stars of the show: 

As a museum curator and a quilter, I was thrilled to see their guild challenge. Members went to a local history museum called Naper Settlement, photographed historic buildings, and made mini quilts inspired by buildings on the museum's campus. What a great way for a guild to get involved with their local history museum! My favorite quilt in the Naper Settlement challenge was "It's a Hard Winter" by Sandra Alfaia, a lovely raw edge applique piece inspired by Naper Settlement's Log House. The show also had machines available for quilters to make kennel pads for shelter dogs and cats. I tried out some wavy line quilting for the first time to compliment the underwater look of their animal fabric. 

I was thrilled to win a basket full of great quilting supplies, a jelly roll quilt book, and fabric in the show's raffle (my dog approves). Thanks for a fun show, Riverwalk Quilters Guild, looking forward to your next show! 

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