I went to the AQS quilt show in Des Moines this weekend . . .
I had Friday off, and I busied myself shopping, packing, cleaning the litter box, and taking out the trash. When I picked up Ed from work, we headed northeast. We listened to the last hour or so of "Abarat, Book Two" by Clive Barker, then started on "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larson. We drove as far as Ottumwa, IA, and stopped for the night.
Saturday morning, after breakfast, we hit the road again. We got to Des Moines in plenty of time: we parked the car, got our passes, and found the hall where Joe Cunningham was gonna speak. There were two other men present who were also included in Joe's book, Men and the art of Quiltmaking: Mike McNamara and Erick Wolfmeyer. The four of us did a round-robin of autographing each other's copies of the book, LOL!! Then, we took the time for a "photo op."
Joe gave an interesting lecture, featuring many of the men in his book and their quilts, but it wasn't well-attended; there were less than two dozen people in the hall. Afterwards, Ed and I went to see some of the quilts, particularly the display curated by Joe of some of the male quilter's quilts. This is me beside the quilt I had on display (which is also featured in the book).
We headed back to St. Louis, stopping only for gas, and food (and chocolate).
I may do it again next year . . .
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