A few weekends ago, I made the great trip up North (S.F. to Santa Clara) to attend the Pacific International Quilt Festival or P.I.Q.F. This event attracts quilt shops from all over and also hosts a collection of over 800 quilts. If you are a quilter looking to advance your skills, the big attraction is the variety of workshops and lectures offered by vendors such as Bernina.
|Amazing quilt entries. Showing detail, skill and time dedicated to making quilts a piece of art!|
|So many tools and trims to make your projects better! FYI, a hemostat is my favorite sewing tool.|
Many of the shop vendors are local so it’s easy to discover fabric shops in your backyard. Everyone is friendly and excited to share what their store is all about. Almost every store offers classes too (check out Bay Area quilt shops Cotton Patch, New Pieces and Sew Bee It Quilting).
|First time seeing mustache fabric! Now added to my collection.|
|Creative ways to display fabric, gifts and completed projects.|
|Hi fabric tree! Hi fancy bowls filled with lovely trims!|
|Kitty and Elvis approve|
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