Today I had the fortune of visiting the HMQS 2014 show here in Salt Lake City Utah where I live. I have gone to the show for the last 3 years. As a some what new quilter I have been influenced a lot by it as its the only quilt show I have ever gone too.
I took well over 100 pictures and have posted them on my pictures site for any one not able to go to the show you can visit and check them out. While visiting my picture site if you rate the pictures it will send you to the next un-rated picture in the categories on the picture. I am interested on what quilts you guys like.
It was so much fun walking around and looking at quilts. I did not take pictures of all of the quilts. But then again I took way over 100 pictures so I must have liked a few. Some pictures I took because I liked the colors. Others I took because I liked a technique used in the quilt.
I am humbled when going to this show because it shows me really how much I have still to learn. Being a new quilter (only 2 1/2 years) I may have made many quilts but I have not made any really difficult quilts.
This year there were not as many modern quilts as last year. I am not really a modern quilter but I like the modern quilting and would really like to work more on my modern skills.
It is interesting to see how amazing the quilting is on many of these quilts. I have realized that I am much more into piecing quilts then I am a quilter. I struggle a lot with my quilting skills.
I have decided that I really want to get a long arm and start upping my quilting game. Now that I have have decided I need to get a long arm I need to learn more about them and how to quilt with them.
But then again I don't even know where to get that knowledge. I do know that as a guy at a quilt show I am some what ignored. Most assume that I was some husband dragged though the show not a quilter in search of more skills to add to the quilt tool bag.
All in all I love the quilt show and hope that if you enjoy these quilts that I have shared here that you will check out the other quilts on my picture site.