The 2016 Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show was, as in years past, a great success! Highlights from this year included a National Parks special exhibit representing over 177 quilts inspired by National Parks across the U.S.A., the self portrait quilts and the many vendors offering everything from custom batiks to purse making supplies and vintage trims.
Held at the Dulles Convention Center the Quilters Unlimited show is a great venue to explore the world of textile art. When we hear the word, ‘quilt’ many of us think of a warm blanket, given as a gift or passed down as a family heirloom. What we often forget is that many works of art have been created in addition to quilts, using the quilting medium.
As Creative Chicks we had a great time shopping and viewing the many quilts on display, including quilts exhibited by our fellow Creative Chicks Karen and Robin. While visiting we were reminded to try and include more time to view the showcase in 2017, laughed at how much money the ATM must make on fees from the crazy shoppers like ourselves who can just not get enough fabric and realized that pregnant and nursing mamas should definitely bring some healthy snacks as all that walking makes you hungry!
If you are thinking of attending the 2017 show and hoping to take your babes with you I would definitely recommend the Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show for Creative Chicks with babes over the age of 4 or 5, or younger than 12 months. Speaking from experience toddlers, can be more difficult with all the pretty fabrics and items in reach but still doable with a stroller.
The 2017 Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show will have a Space Exploration theme and I am already excited to explore the art!
If you are a quilter and interested in learning more about the Quilters Unlimited chapter in your area, please visit Quilters Unlimited of Northern Virginia.