Written by Laura Chaney, daughter
My parents’ visit to San Francisco last week just happened to coincide with the 2015 Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF). Just 40 minutes away from my house, I skipped out of work and hopped in the car with Mom and my partner’s mom (who also is a quilter) to make a day of it.
This was our first time to this particular quilt show, and I was impressed by its size and variety! Held in the Santa Clara Convention Center, there was a huge vendor mall and multiple quilt exhibits, including the international exhibit with quilts from all over the world. We only had the one day, so we didn’t get to see every single vendor, although I think we did hit all of the quilts in the show.
The beautiful Bernina Q20 Longarm was on display again, and I loved her just as much this time as I did at the Paducah show this year. My partner’s mom gave her a whirl and fell in love too! We spent the rest of the trip plotting how we could convince the boys that we needed to make room for this in one of our houses.
And then of course there were the random finds from the vendor mall. I somehow resisted purchasing them, and actually managed to get out of the show without making a single purchase!
This was definitely a great show that I’ll return to again next year, hopefully for at least two days so I can spend more time seeing the wonderful quilts and shopping.