I will never forget this quilt show!!! Ever.
Mr. Boss decided that we would take the whole family. He felt that this was really important to me and that the boys should share in it.
There is some serious news...so hang in there all the way to the end of the story, okay?
As we first walked in...a quilt car.
NOTE: Please excuse blurry/non-focused/horrible photos. It was VERY busy and I didn't want to annoy any of the more serious ladies that were there!!!!
My 14 year old son found these two special areas. Apparently, I am old because all quilters need scooters....in his mind...
And that he needed to know where the first aid station was because he felt that he was in dire need of help.
But the boys discovered that quilts aren't all flowers and butterflies....
And Bean LOVED the animal quilts.
Bunny was fascinated with this one...it made you get dizzy and the optical illusion was mind blowing!
There might have been a few yawns since we were there during naptime...
But there were certainly some occasional giggles.....
|Taken with Camera phone by the oldest.....he posted this on Facebook.....|
Where else, but a quilt show would there be a "Ladies Only" sign at the Mens' restroom door!
I can't even tell you how many booths there were. Too many that my brain was in overload.
And the boys had a lot of fun test driving long arm quilting machines. I think they made the salespeople nervous, but they used them like pros...and it kept them busy!
And the quilts entered into the show? Amazing.
You weren't allowed to take pictures of some of them. But I took just a few of the ones I could.
Wearable Quilt Art Winner.
My mom would love this. She loves all things "oriental" especially since she was born in Okinawa, Japan (on a military base..)
Oh...shopping you say?
I just couldn't decide. But Mr. Boss wanted me to get this kit:
It didn't take much to twist my arm...we saw the finished project.
I think it will take me 10 years to finish it!
So many gadgets....
I only picked up the quilting paper, powder pounce, proportional scale, and tape measure. They are tools to help with pantograph quilting. They came with these.
Huge spools of quilting thread.
Why do I need that you say?
Oh, I didn't tell you why my husband is the
BEST HUSBAND EVER?
Because I am picking up one of the demos of these...
My frame will be here by the end of next week!!
I am a proud owner of a new Handi Quilter longarm machine!!!
|HQ 18 inch Avante with Studio Frame|
I will tell you who, what, where, and why I chose this brand tomorrow.
I have to go pick my new girl up!
Oh....and recover from the shock...No more gifts for the next 20 years of birthdays and Christmases!