While at the quilt show I ran into several fellow quilters from past and present. Some very unexpected to see like old friendships I'd made while stationed in Germany, some through our guild, others through blogging. It was nice to meet Marcie and chit chat briefly. The quilt on the wall behind us is Marcie's design! It just oozes with charm and screamed for me. I tried walking away. This little voice in my head kept saying, "it is so you". I bought it. I'm bummed that Judy and I never connected. She had left my number at home in error and when I tried calling her cell it would never go through. Perhaps next year.
I had every intention to concentrate on thread purchases for my longarm but the show specials weren't any better than purchasing off the internet so I just got the one spool to match the Swanky charm pack. I slapped my own hands several times over not to spend more and did try and help other quilters spend enough to boost the economy.
There were so many booths that had far more quilts to my liking than the actual show quilts. I have to be honest here, I am not the artsy type of quilter but can appreciate the work put into the quilts I did see. Many photos I took were for inspiration but again being honest here, I prefer my quilts to look washed, crinkled, well-loved and used!