The quilt show today! It was misty rain, and, yes, my hair turned frizzy, but who cares!
Jane and I got there bright and early. Everything is in one picture, so I'll try to describe what I purchased today.
Our first stop is always Primitive Gatherings. Before it gets crowded! Which is about ten minutes after the show opens! The two patterns on the bottom left, "9" and "Four Score," are both dynamite. I don't know if I'll ever make the 9 pattern as it's 2" nine patches, but it'll be fun to look at!! :) I bought the kit for the Four Score pattern. I know, I know, I didn't need the kit but they're hard to resist in that booth. I also picked up the Flag Day Penny Banner. Kind of appropriate that that's the one thing my Penny was most interested in!
The next stop was Stars & Scraps. I love that shop! The owner is just the sweetest person I know. I did a little damage in there but there *might* be a gift involved, so I won't show what I got there.
Third stop was Jaybird Quilts. Got to hug on Julie, and also met Mary Ann, a friend who leaves comments on my blog. It was so nice to be able to put a face to her name. I got Julie's new BOM book, "Toes in the Sand." This is such an ingenious BOM. I am definitely going to make it! It was good to see you again, Julie! It's been about, what, four years now that we've been hugging at quilt shows? Oh, and you have the sweetest significant other, but don't tell him I said that!! :)
Over on the far right beneath Penny is Scandinavian Christmas. It's not the pattern. It's the Iron-On Transfer Pack. I mentioned to the Christmas Shoppe owner that I had the patterns and fabric, but I was kind of scared of all the marking. She whipped out the iron-on transfers! Wow! I'm so glad I took a moment to discuss it with her. This will make it so much easier for me - $11 well spent!!
We walked up and down all the aisles. My friend, Gay, had a quilt hanging in the show, and it was so beautiful. I saw Thelma's two quilts. Both gorgeous with stunning quilting! There were a lot of ladies taking pictures of and discussing the Red and White Tribute. I overheard wonderful comments on it.
The vendors were fun, but I guess because I browse so many online shops, most of it wasn't new to me. A couple of things caught my eye ... patterns that I was familiar with that used a different color scheme, or fabric that I was familiar with that was used in a different way. For instance, I saw a lot of cute children's clothing made from Camille's fabrics; also, aprons, placemats. Inspiration!
The last thing I purchased were two Go Cutter dies. I probably would have passed even going in that booth, but there was a 25% off sign just beckoning to me. Picked up the Dresden plate and quarter square triangle dies. Don't know when I'll use them but at least they're here if inspiration ever strikes!
Jane and I usually go around twice, but I was hurting so badly that I couldn't go any more. We went back to look at the new Berninas and also the new Sit Down Gammill, but I had had enough. If I can get my back unkinked and feel up to it, I might drive over there again tomorrow. It's only 15 minutes away. If not, that's okay, too.
All in all, a fun day. I rarely get to go out and about because of work, so I really look forward to this show and the Long Beach show in July. But between you and me, I like Road better!!
Going to stretch out now .......................