Sunday night football is on in the background. I perked up when I heard 3rd quarter...but then I realized they did not mean third quarter of the 19th century. I am back home after 4 days at the American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Cherry Hill, NJ, overwhelmed and very tired. I only had an hour drive to get home, so I can imagine how tired those long-distance travelers must feel about now.
There were about 250 attendees at the seminar, 99.9% women. The speakers, study centers, and social hours (which involved quilt displays of course) were great. Along with the organized events, I really enjoyed the spontaneous discussions/viewings that broke-out in the lobby or hallway when someone pulled out an antique quilt or textile. I met lots of nice people including fellow bloggers.
I will post more pictures in the coming days once I get organized. Here is one to get started, a PA pillowcase owned by Joan H. She brought it to show me, since she knows of my interest in pc's. A small group gathered in the hallway to discuss this beautiful piece. I think the dating consensus came to 1830-1850. Check out the gorgeous chintz back. Wow.