First day of the trip -- Kansas. Who knew, if you drive Highway 24 across Kansas, it's actually a beautiful state? Plus, I got to visit:
And: Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas. Home to the University of Kansas, Lawrence is a town with a lively, diverse downtown. Sarah's Fabrics is recommended by the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild, and boy howdy -- they are right! Best selection of modern fabrics on my trip, plus the friendliest staff anywhere.
The day after arriving in Ohio, my courtesy sister and I drove down to Cincinnati to attend the Cincinnati International Quilt Festival.
Here is the view from our room, right across the river from Cincinnati:
We enjoyed the most delicious dinner at:
My friends know I hate to read menus. I always say "just bring me something." If I wanted to decide what to eat, I'd be cooking at home. Our waiter, Micheal (see Michael, I remember your name!) selected Chilean Sea Bass for my dinner -- yum yum yum!
The Quilt Festival was overwhelming -- SOOO many wonderful quilts, hundreds of vendors, too much perfume on fellow attendees -- oh, sorry. Got carried away there. Other bloggers have posted many photos of the quilts, but I haven't seen this one. I took the photo to show one of my commenters, Susan. Susan, this was my favorite quilt at the show, and not just because it came from Australia!
I also got to take photos of my courtesy nephew and his beautiful date before their Junior Prom at Beavercreek High School:
Not only is she a pretty girl, she is nice!
Oh? You say I mentioned a giveaway?
Right you are -- and here it is. To celebrate my 100th blog post, I promised something fabulous from the Cincinnati Quilt Festival. So I brought you:
A 6" ruler:
TWO charm packs:
and some other goodies:
It's easy to win -- just leave a comment. Tell me what you're sewing, tell me if you've been to a quilt festival, tell me a joke! Remember, if you're a "no reply blogger," go here for a link to a tutorial on how to change that.
I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, May 1st!
Tomorrow, I have a Finish it up Friday project and review of 15 Nebraska quilt shops!
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