I am back from Paducah despite plane delays, major accident on the road holding us up for a couple hours in a traffic jam and a funnel cloud in St. Louis (where I started and ended my trip).
The quilts were gorgeous. Lots of applique quilts. There were an overwhelming amount of vendors to see and shop at. I said I wasn't going to buy anything except red silk thread that I ran out while working on my Beyond the Cherry Trees quilt. Well.....
I did get three different reds (now mind you...I am finished with my quilt), I bought a show pin, my name tag was on a blinged out lanyard, the little red tin is a needle holder that attaches to a key ring and the pattern is for all the scraps that I have left over from my Cherry Tree quilt. This is what I put in my carry on luggage.
Sandy, my friend is going to box up some stuff that I couldn't get into my suitcase and mail it to me. It will be like Christmas when that comes in the mail. Some of that I can't show you anyways because it is for a secret quilter for my retreat in June AND some Christmas gifts for some other friends, too.
On the last day of the show, Rita, Jan and I headed over to Murray's where she has a big discounted day on her fabrics and I bought 9 yards total of these three fabrics. Thought I could use these for baby quilt backings.
Jan is hanging on to these until June when we meet up at our retreat.
I think next time I will have to drive so I can bring ALL my things home at once.
Oh....and I did test drive several long arm machines. Ooooooh, that was so much fun....and I am still thinking .......