Yep, we went. I was feeling a little better but still not well. And it was pouring down rain. But Jane and I went.
The show opened at 8:30 today because they didn't want folks standing out in the rain. Of course, this wasn't announced until yesterday afternoon so hardly anyone knew. We got to the doors and the guy told us we couldn't come into the lobby until 8:30 and told us to wait in the tent just a few steps away. We were in that huge tent by ourselves. He must have had a change of heart because five minutes later, he came and got us and told us to come on in and get a cup of coffee to warm up! What a sweet man!
Because it wasn't crowded at all, we headed straight over to the Primitive Gatherings booth. It was wonderful! We were the only two people in the booth besides Lisa and Nick. It was really nice getting to chat with them and shop at our leisure. Two hours later we went by again and it was totally packed.
The patterns are not sorted by vendor in the pictures ... and I also picked up a few of those cute little 2" charm packs they have in the Civil War fabrics. Love those things!
With our main objective accomplished, we visited all of the other booths. I had a nice chat with Sandy Klop of Moda's American Jane fabrics. I also spent a very pleasant fifteen minutes chatting with Verna Mosquera of The Vintage Spool. I had never had the pleasure of meeting her before. She is so sweet.
More patterns .......
And a couple of pieces of wool in colors I couldn't resist.
I did my annual kit shopping at Stars & Scraps. I love that store located in Corona CA, but I don't get there but a couple of times a year. I'm sure glad they're at Road! Just two small kits.
We left about 12:30 or 1:00 after spending some time viewing the quilts. The winners were gorgeous, but some of my favorites had no ribbons on them. I definitely thought there were quite a few that were ribbon-worthy! I didn't bring my camera, but will purchase the CD when it comes out so I can look more closely at the ones I fell in love with.
All in all, a nice day. I'm glad I went.