Good day everyone!
Before I talk about the recent show I attended and all my fantastic finds that day, I just want to say "WOW"...197 comments so far on Friday's giveaway post! I am completely overwhelmed with happiness and the thought of responding to each of you personally. But if you'll be patient I'm going to try.
I've also decided to add to the giveaway by putting together another package of goodies for a second winner! And here's where you come in. If you were to hand select a giveaway just for you, what would it be? What do you like winning? Handmade items, precuts, patterns, fabric yardage?
I'll give y'all some time to think about it and comment on this post the things you'd like to win. Then I'll do some "shopping" in my quilt room, using some of your suggestions, and come up with giveaway prize #2. If I reach 300 comments, I'll add another giveaway prize and so on.
Now onto to the quilt show I attended on Friday. It was a small show but there were some real gems I'd like to share.
This first photo is the guild's raffle quilt and I just loved it and it was hand quilted! Picture number 3 is a quilt that has been on my To Do list for some time now. Maybe I'll get to it in 2011. Pictures 4 and 5 are of a quilt that's nine-patches finished at 1 1/2". It was amazing. I would have lost my mind piecing all those tiny blocks!
Also at this show was a quilters' yard sale put on by the guild members. And searching through their stuff I found these gems!
I couldn't be more excited about these finds. Picture #1 is of some Aunt Martha's quilt patterns. I didn't even know they made them. The magazines in picture #2 are from 1977 and 1979. The Quilter's Newsletter Magazine was a whole 35 pages! I just had to buy them because I thought they were cool and let's be honest, they are a little bit of quilting history. One in picture #3 is from 1973...I was 3 when it was published! And the last photo are patterns from one of my favorite designers Lori Smith of From My Heart to Your Hands.
And lastly, I couldn't leave the show without some new embroidery patterns from my favorite designer Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio. I can't wait to do Hocuspocusville for next Halloween.
Well I'm off now to do some quilting. Hopefully I'll have something to share within a day or two. Don't forget to leave me a comment about the things you like to win in giveaways.