The National Quilt Association (NQA) holds their annual quilt show here in Columbus, Ohio each year. I don't know how long it's been here - I can remember going at least 7 or 8 years ago for the first time.
I love seeing the quilts - it's amazing to me the variety of both skill level and types, sizes of quilts all in one place.
I'm not really a quilter although I have made some quilts. I made a quilt for my niece when she graduated from high school - that might have been the first one. I can't remember now if it was a queen or king size - but it was big and I machine pieced and quilted it myself.
One year for Christmas, I made all the little boys in the family at that time, a small quilt. There were four of them at that time, and no girls. I've made several other quilts since, but it's not something that I do a lot of.