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08 Quilt Expo In Nashville

Well it's that time again and boy am I excited. We've been planning for weeks. We're so very lucky that it's here in our home town. I've talked with other quilters on line that will becoming from as far as Canada for this great event. Last year was my first time to go to the Nashville show. We'd gone to the one in KY before, but I liked this one much better. The layout of the vendor area is really nice and all the quilts to see are mind numbing. Your head is reeling when you leave. I made the mistake last year of only going for one day and I learned that their is just no way to see everything in a day, so I missed seeing a lot of the quilts and had to rush threw the vendor area. I'll not make that mistake again. I guess that's the reason the show is 4 days. 

Even if you are not a quilter I'd suggest you go to this show and just look at the wonderful craftsmanship in these works of art. When you think of quilts you may just see your grandmothers in your minds eye, but boy have things changed. The addition of the art quilt really broke open the quilt world to just about any thing goes. Seeing quilts from different regions of the country is very inspiring too. There are over 400 quilts to see and 450+ vendor booths. The wide variety of fabrics and notions found at this show is wonderful for garments too. Designer patterns, unique buttons and tons of stuff for the fiber artist are there.  
Visit this site and you'll see what a wide scope quilting has become today.


So break out the walking shoes and be ready to be inspired.

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And if this isn't enough to inspire you Nashville has a wide range of art galleries
just google nashville art galleries

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