Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 3, 4, and 5: International Quilt Convention - Africa

Please note: the photos in this post are a bit fuzzy because of the program I used to upload my blog post from my iPad. You can click on each photo for a clearer view. 
Here are a few photos from the last two wonderful days at International Quilt Convention - Africa:

The vendor hall has been packed!

Kim Brunner (center) helps a participant use a Handi-Quilter long arm machine:

Jodi Barrows of Square in a Square had a crowd in her booth all day. Her husband and son worked the booth while she taught.

At the Clothworks booth, I was excited to see a group admiring my friend Julie' flower pattern. She markets the pattern under her company's name, LaTodera.

One student, Yvette Muller, brought her version of my "Pink Petal Party" quilt to show me. she's completed the blocks, and now has to stitch the sashings and borders. Isn't it wonderful?

Agnes Brook, who runs a quilting business in Botswana, came to see the convention and take classes, including my "Start With a Photo" class:

For dinner one night, we ate at a South African steakhouse. This is their version of beef jerky drying:

The restaurant had beautiful art:

Here's my dinner of grilled impala, a type of African antelope:

Cynthia England's husband, Warren, wasn't entirely sure how to attack his dish of African game:

Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobsen of Me and My Sister hamming it up with the dinner napkins:

What's up next year? Ricky Tims is coming!

A group of drummers welcomed us into the dinner held by the convention organizers:

Check out the African porcupine quills in the floral arrangement:

This is the lobby of our hotel:

One of the entrances to the resort:

I'm off to Kruger National Park on safari tomorrow!