Sunday, September 25, 2011

AQSG Seminar

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. 

13 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see more photos and hear more about the study weekend. The antique pillow case is very nice.

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  2. What a fun gathering that must have been!
    I love how the direction of the four-patches are alternated, and you would know, I love the floral chintz! Now get some rest! ---"Love"

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  3. how cute is this!!!! oh my love that backing fabric....
    thanks for sharing.
    hope you caught up on some sleep!
    kathie

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  4. I bet there was a lot to take in and see. Can't wait for the review. ann :-)

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  5. I look forward to hearing all about it.
    The pillow case is lovely- yea that chintz is to die for!!

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  6. The pillowcase is great. Look forward to hearing more about what you learned.

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  7. I really had a good chuckle over your opening sentence. Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  8. Sounds like lots of fun! I love the pillowcase and the backing is fantastic! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. Hope you get rested up soon.

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  9. Did you speak at one of the lunchtime round tables? I so wanted to go to the seminar this year since it was so close but just couldn't get the time off. Please do tell us all more about it!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing...cannot wait to see more photos and hear more about your trip.

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  11. I have let my family know on no circumstances are they to plan anything during next year's seminar...and if they do just don't plan on my attending. I am going to Lincoln next year.

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  12. Glad you posted the pictures - I was just staring at the chintz, not clicking the shutter!
    I'm still in recovery mode.

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