We had a blast at the quilt show yesterday. Rob is going to try to put a movie together of it. It was one of those perfect days.
The first time I lost track of my MIL, she was at the hand quilting exhibit, talking to the ladies there. All 5 of us moved forward at our own pace, looking at the lovelies and thinking our own thoughts, once in a while running into one another and discussing something we both liked. Or didn’t. Or one did and one didn’t, which caused some really fun conversations. We went on the afternoon of the last day, so we pretty much had the run of the place. That made it really convenient to stop and look and it was easy to take pictures. I’m thinking I might post pictures, by sections, maybe one a week and talk about what we liked and which ones won.
Of course, I had to bring home more things than I took, right? I tried to buy something from each vendor, except one. He was selling the most wonderful applique patterns and I knew that if I went in there, I was gonna be in trouble. I have more than enough applique projects going on right now.
This show isn’t put on by a guild. It’s put on by a non-profit that teaches and focuses on the work of senior citizens. It’s located in downtown Georgetown, TX. They sell work there and teach and I’m not sure what all. Anyway, I bought this. I assumed (and we all know what that means) that it was a kit, but it’s not. And, after I paid for it, I read the little label affixed to it. It said “pattern and assorted fabrics”. Well, they happen to be the colors used in the pattern, and all I’m going to have to add is an off white, and I’ve got a huge new piece of that, so it’s pretty close to a kit, huh? It even has the backing. It’s like somebody took the kit, pulled out the off white, cut one chunk off one of the gold FQ’s and then packaged it back up.
And, I found a bin of cheap FQ’s, and picked up another pattern I really like and have been waiting to stumble on. The two baggies contain random squares of vintage fabrics. For a buck, I couldn’t resist.
Rob picked this FQ of Christmas fabric.
And, I picked these. They were my favorite color…
Yes, two of my quilts won ribbons. The same two that won last year at the Austin show. I’m going to have to work harder for that coveted large machine piecing ribbon, but I’ll get it.
Because we got there late, we were there when they were hanging the ribbons. The voting is by the people that attend the show and the cut off was just before we got there.
Yes, I’m pretty much on cloud 9. Really, there’s not a better way to end a rough work week. Good food, good company, and blue ribbons.
Be well. Have a great Sunday. Lane