It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For textile artists that is! The Chicago Botanical Gardens had the annual Fine Art of Fiber Show sponsored by the North Shore Weaver’s Guild and the Illinois Quilter’s Incorporated (IQI).
I am also a member of IQI, as well as the Chicago Fiber Arts Meet Up and Needles and Threads Quilting Guild. I’ve been looking forward to this show since the last show 12 months ago! And the Chicago Botanical Gardens is one of the most beautiful places to have this art instillation.
Thankfully, it wasn’t too hot or too cold, so some of the flowers were still out and visible. The quilts and parasols were breathtaking up close. The food was incredible! I had lunch, but also purchased some food for my evening shift at work, just to make the moment last longer.
I had to run past the vendors, but stopped in the gift shop to purchase a children’s book called Lady Bug Girl by David Sorman and Jacky Davis. And, once again, I was grateful to be around people who understood the magic that textiles can bring.