I had not been to the Chicago show since it moved back. I was very disappointed. It seemed considerably smaller than in years past - a lot of the vendors I usually expect to see at a major show weren't there, and there really only seemed to be about half the number of vendors they used to have. A large portion of the quilt exhibits were repeated from Houston, too, so it didn't take me a lot of time to buzz through the show. I was in and out in about an hour and a half.
The version of the red and white exhibit at Chicago wasn't nearly as impressive as Houston but it was still very eye-catching.
I didn't get any other pictures at the show. Most of the quilts that caught my attention were in the "no photos" exhibits. I am really disappointed that the Quilts Inc. folks prohibit photos. I know that they want you to buy the books (which I always do!) but sometimes you want to get that close-up of component of the quilt that you just can't see in the book photos.
On my way home from Chicago I stopped in Bloomington, IL and visited the local guild's quilt show. They had a fabulous show! They had a wonderful featured quilter, lots of really great quilts and a very nice selection of vendors. I didn't take any photos since I was a bit pressed for time....had to get the rental car back before 6 pm...but I really enjoyed the show.
Now that I am back at home I finally managed to finish the binding on my Hunter's Star quilt. My daughter claimed it back when it was a pile of blocks so it's on her bed until show time. So far that's 386" of binding for the year....I'm off to a running start!