Monday, July 22, 2013

Recap of the Batavia Quilt Show

Wow--What a fun time at the Batavia Quilt show! 

I had the pleasure of meeting a talented and friendly group of women at the Batavia Quilt Show this past weekend where I reconnecting with some high school friends and had a GREAT visit with some of my quilter peeps!

Attendees viewed the fabulous quilt exhibit and then spilled over into the vendor mall, ready to chat and purchase quilting related items. It was a fun three days and I'm extremely happy with the results of my first attempt as a vendor.

Yep--that's my booth! I had a great location--it was the first booth as people entered or left the vendor area.

Close-up of my booth
Mundelein High School Friends Laurel and Sandy surprised me with a visit! 
Laurel Schultheis Karolczak, Karen, and Sandy Thomson Simonis

 ...And then there are my favorite peeps!
Winnie, Kathy, Karen, Moe, Geri, Gail--always fun to see you!

With my "New Best Friend" and coordinator of the show, Sherry. Thanks for all your hard work!

A peek at some of the quilty beauties in the show:
Don't you love this whimsical quilt? I might add it was very well done!

This was my personal show favorite...WOW! I might just have to make this sometime.

Go Blackhawks!

A lovely Americana look

The vendor mall was full of interesting shops and the booth owners were a friendly and fun group. We were kept busy with purchases and talk of all things quilts!

Judy Levine of CHIX THAT STITCH was a big hit at the quilt show selling her handmade items.

Colleen of HARVEST HOUSE QUILTING in Plainfield gave informative demos of "It's a Wrap".

 PRAIRIE SHOP QUILTS in Batavia is owned by Bonita Deering.

Quilter, Pattern Designer, and Quilt Restoration by Donna Langford, the owner of HEIRLOOM INDUSTRY.

PETALS AND BLOOMS of Crete, a fabulous shop, is owned by Pat Brackman.
This was so much fun I'm already looking forward to the next show!


  1. I just blogged about your book. It is next on my reading list.

  2. Wow--thanks for mention in your blog! I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the book...I'm going to scurry over to your blog and take a look =) Karen

  3. Already finished! Can't wait for the next one! Thank you for a great read for vacation. Glad I got to meet you at the quilt show.

  4. So happy you liked my book--thanks for the kind words! I had a ton of fun at the quilt show and met so many amazing people...quilters truly are the best!

  5. Hi Karen, really nice blog about the quilt show! I enjoyed the show and enjoyed seeing you! Your book is all ready to go on vacation with me, already listened to the first chapter, it really drew me in!

  6. Thanks Moe--I'm really having fun marketing my book and quilt shows are the best! I hope you enjoy the book. Where are you going on vacation?