I'm sure the first thing you're all wondering is, if I came home with a new sewing machine. No, unfortunately I didn't, you had to be present to be able to win it, and I don't think I could have talked my "sweetie" into spending from 11 am until 4 pm in a convention centre full of women and quilts....
I had a lovely time looking at all the beautiful fabrics and all the different notions and gadgets and patterns, but I was well behaved. I even surprise myself. This is all I came home with.
Two sizes of quilt clips to hold all the extra while I machine quilt, a spool of silk thread for hand applique, some press bars for vines, again for applique and a small pkt of glass head pins and a pkt of the most nifty pins I've ever seen. Clover fork pins. I've come to the conclusion that I must live in a world of my own or perhaps under a mushroom. I'm sure most of you have seen these pins before, but I was fascinated. See I live a sheltered life.....lol.... Plus I decided I was happy with what I had at home.
I did collect a few business cards so I could shop in the comfort of my own home and a comfy chair. I found this sweet quilt (terrible photo) hanging on the side of a wall and took a quick pic, after asking if they had the pattern. Oh no was the reply, but we do have the kit, it's only $199.00.... ouch, no thanks I'll make up my own pattern. I wasn't rude enough to say that, but that's what I thought.
These two quilts got my attention out of the many that were there, not quite sure why, maybe it was the colour, or maybe because these seemed to be the only two that hung straight.