Quilt Safari Quilt Show: Very fun!

This last weekend was The 33rd Annual Quilt Show-Quilt Safari* at the LaVista Conference Center here in Omaha, NE. I was glad to get a chance to attend the show and meet some great people and see some beautiful quilts.

This year’s theme was Quilt Safari, I thought there would have been more animal related quilts than there were but no one who would have attended would be disappointed. The was a great variety of quilts styles, some great Baltimore album style, other appliqué techniques, traditional piecing and even a few that were more of an art quilt style. I think that the art quilts and nature themed quilts tend to be the one I gravitate to the most , well that and pretty much anything made with batiks! I just love batik fabric!!!! There is sooo much variation in batik fabric and lends a bit of an organic quality to the quilts.

In addition to all of the wonderful quilts to view, there were quite a few vendors there with a vast array of products from fabric to quilt machines to quilt embellishments; the list goes on and on. They set up this show a bit different than I normally see. They have a row of quilts to view then a row of vendors, which is a nice break up and you don’t have to worry about missing anything! I went to the show on Friday afternoon when it wasn’t overly busy which gave me a chance to talk to a lot of the vendors. It’s always a great time to see other shops from the Midwest and see what they have that we may not have here in our local shops. And who doesn’t enjoy visiting the long arm quilt machine booths and take one for a spin. Country Traditions from Fremont, NE brought a few of their Handi Quilter machines, I got a chance to try out their sit-down HQ Sweet Sixteen machine which for a quilter without space for a long arm it would be perfect! One of these days I will have room for one of those.

I was very surprised when I went to one of the vendor booths and asked the gal where she was from and found out that she just opened a shop here in Omaha, NE! I just had to find out more about it especially because it is a new shop in town but it is also closer to me than the other shops!!! The shop is “More Sew For You” and is located in Country side Village, 87th and Pacific St. I can’t wait to get a chance to see her shop! She carries a variety of fabric designers including the Fifi & Fido line by Anna Griffin.

Overall it was a great show! It was a wonderful chance to see some great quilts, meet some wonderful people and make me want to go home and start designing even more new quilt patterns!!!

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    *Admin Error:
    Sorry Ladies I goofed up the correct title for the Omaha Quilters Guild – Quilt Safari Show while editing for hyperlinks. This resulted in the post inadvertantly omitting direct mention of the Omaha Quilters Guild. – Admin