Lots of shops with an overwhelming impression of 'brown'. I don't mind a bit of brown but I do need a LOT more color in my crafting world!!
Also, the quilt show has had a tendency to show many of the same quilts over and over again which is frustrating.
This year was actually a very pleasant surprise. Still plenty of 'brown' shops but a great variety of fun and funky retailers including some gorgeous friends I enjoyed catching up with:
|Jodie is always fun and so very sweet!!|
|This is a tiny corner of her award winning booth. She's on the Google you know!|
|Emma is also incredibly friendly and her new fabrics and quilt patterns are making a huge splash around the globe. |
You should totally check them out!!
|The lovely Melly was there as well selling her fabulous fabrics and softie patterns.|
|And so was her gorgeous sister Rosalie who has pretty new fabrics and patterns to share also.|
|I got to meet Morgan of the Crafty Squirrel and couldn't resist buying some of her vintage sheet goodness.|
|Emma was there from Treehouse Textiles showing off the gorgeous new BOM that she and Cathy have co-designed.|
|I also got to meet Leslie who is the very clever designer behind Maze & Vale. Such beautiful fabrics!!|
|And then there was Robyn and Buffy over at The Strawberry Thief selling the most divine selection of Liberty fabrics.|
The quilt show had some lovely new (or perhaps new-to-me) entries.
I must apologise that I neglected to take down the names of the above quilters. :(
But I do know that this incredible quilt was made by the very clever Karen of Quilts on Bastings.
No surprises that she won awards for her machine quilting:
I had a play with a long-arm quilting machine (with my name written on the sign above ... meant to be ;-) )
I'm no competition for Karen but I was pleased with my brief freehand efforts.
I also loved the wall of crafty poppies meant to commemorate the soldiers who have served our country:
Other than all of the lovely people I already mentioned, I got to spend the day hanging out with Judy, Melissa, Louise, Nadia, Marie and Helen.
Great company! Much shopping! Much fun!