Sharon and I had a very fun filled Thursday, Friday, Saturday and a wee bit of Sunday. There wasn't much of Thursday, Sharon experienced some serious airline delays, I'm betting that she'll tell you about that. She got in too late to do Preview Night so we just went and had some dinner, a glass of wine, caught up and laughed a lot. She had a big surprise for me...you may remember the tote bag she said that she made for herself for the show...well that was a little story...she made it for me ...what a surprise...I love it, and lots of people complemented me on my wonderful bag, including Judy Rothermel...she loved the fabrics...Aunt Grace of course... Friday morning we were up and ready to go...we hit the quilt show shortly after the doors opened and headed straight for the vendors...I know you wouldn't expect anything else from us. Our first stop was Lori Smith's booth...From My Heart to Your Hands...her booth is always amazing...what a prolific gal. We flipped over her Fit to Frame patterns
...small quilts...right up my alley...I can say I finished several quilts...don't have to say how big they are...they are really wonderful...
There were lots of vendors there that we loved...good reproduction fabrics...great primitive booths...you could say we were in heaven. We both needed some 30's fabrics...I needed a few more greens, pinks and purples for the baby quilt I'm working on...so Quiltin' Gals from Texas was the answer...
great fabrics and great prices.
Primitive Gatherings had a marvelous booth...oh boy, if I'd driven to Chicago and not flown...had unlimited space and pounds to bring stuff home, I would have been in some real serious trouble in that booth...you gals that live near there are really lucky...what a great shop. I got Lisa's new book with 26 projects in it
and a kit for a Christmas quilt that is just awesome...it looks really old...that's moved to the top of my TO DO list.
Country Threads was another booth that really could have gotten me in big trouble...there were about 4 more kits that I really thought would be great to have, but way to heavy...I'll be punching buttons. I did get several patterns, a really cute Mary E kit for a tumbler quilt
and I got 2 of Mary's handmade pin cushions. Mary has been making pin cushions and selling them at shows...she's tucking away all of her pin cushion money to buy her very own baby grand piano. Along with being a quilt designer, a quilter, a shop owner, Mary is a very accomplished pianist.
I have several more pictures of purchases and need to finish telling you about our evening with Anna and her peeps, but Blogger is starting to act up and I don't think it wants any more pictures in this post, so I'll sign off for now and look for part 2.