Sitting here in the hotel room (at 11:30pm) after having a “wrap up meeting” with the girls, I’m feeling lots of things. TIRED, energized, inspired, overwhelmed and a little sad. Today was the last day of Quilt Market and we will be headed home in the morning. If you missed the post about day one you can see it HERE, day 2 HERE, day 3 HERE and day 4 HERE.
This post is less picture heavy for sure since we made it through the whole show yesterday- there was a lot of running around today- heading back to booths that we needed to buy from- picking up things we needed to pick up and generally tying up loose ends. We stopped to see Confetti Embroidery’s booth, aren’t these spring bulbs darling?
One of the happiest things we did today was to get to buy Ruthann Stilwell and Susan Rooney’s debut line of fabric from Benartex. I know I’ve mentioned before how proud we are of them, but getting to buy this line was just great. We got every piece in the line- isn’t it so happy??
Ina got to spend some time playing with the new couching foot for the Tiara 2. It was SO fun to free motion and have the machine stitch over yarn. There are so many possibilities with this foot…We were dreaming of Santa’s beard, fuzzy green grass, and so many other textural additions to our quilted work…I think we could have played there all day!Those of you who are familiar with Leah Day and the Free Motion Quilting Project will recognize Leah above…her booth was full of examples of her prolific free motion quilting fillers.Leah’s quilt showing off her 365 quilting designs was amazing!
A totally new thing coming to Aurora Sewing Center is this great ruffled fabric. You have to see it in person to really appreciate how cool it is, but there is a wide variety of ruffles, stretch lace and overlays..trust me, you are going to love this stuff- both for children’s clothing as well as things you will want to wear yourself!The funniest thing about the last day of market, is that the MINUTE the announcer comes over the PA system to say that the event is closed, those booths are being dismantled. We were lucky enough to score ALL of Disa designs samples as she is from Iceland and didn’t want to bring them home with her. She even sold us her booth props and rug!It was quite the scene trying to figure out how to get a whole booths contents back to the hotel room (which by the way was down a hall, up an escalator, down another hall, up an elevator, across a walkway and up ANOTHER elevator).I got to carry the rug. On our way out we ran into a pretty exciting quilty celebrity…It’s Mary Fons! I think we might be sisters from another Mother. What do you think? If you don’t know Mary she kicks some serious butt…check out her great magazine Quilty as well as her blog Paper Girl, and if you are on Craftsy check out her lecture from Quilt Con “Lessons from a Quilt Mafia Daughter”. You’ll fall in love with her like I did.
We all had an amazing time in Pittsburgh…it’s time to come home to you all- we’ve missed you! Thanks for sticking with me through my ramblings. I hope you enjoyed tagging along. See you back in Buffalo!