Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Stash

Road Trip!  Today Friend Mary and I drove north to the annual Colorado Quilt Council's "Quilt-a-Fair" at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.

Wow, what a day.  Nearly 200 gorgeous quilts, hung high in the exhibit building.  More than 90 vendors from as far away as California.  And perfect weather for a road trip -- best part, Mary drove!

Not to mention some serious stash enhancement.  My favorites, two kits from Material Girl Fabrics in Gand Island, Nebraska. I bought my very first Lotta Jansdotter, "Bella's Bird."

And I couldn't resist this yellow, grey and black number.  I stood behind a lady holding the last kit in the booth.  I promise I didn't say a word, but I silently intoned, "You don't like yellow.  You don't want that.  You don't like yellow."  She put it down, and I asked her if she really had decided against it -- the instant she said, "Yes," I grabbed it!

The Quilt Studio from Longmont featured several of Jenny Pedigo's "Quick Curve Ruler" quilts. (Go here to see the first quilt I made using Jenny's clever ruler.)   I bought one of her patterns and a new "Modern Quilt Relish" pattern, "Recipe Cards."  Both will show off my growing collection of modern fabrics.

Whistlepig Creek has a new graphic designer, and they also have a lot of new patterns.  They had this one made up in  Malka Dubrawsky's "A Stitch in Color" collection, which I just happen to have stashed.

I also bought two of their e-reader cover patterns and a great new diaper bag pattern that has an attached changing pad.

I had a fun chat with the girls from Legacy Patterns.  I love their patterns for fat quarter fun.  Big news:  their own fabric line from RJR will be out in early 2013!

Naturally, I had to visit the Sweetwater booth.  This is my first bit of "Mama said Sew!"  It's designated for more Christmas prezzie e-reader covers.

This was the deal of the day!  Can you see the price on this complete Vintage Modern fat quarter bundle?  $120 regular, on sale for $65.50!  A steal!

If you haven't commented on my giveaway post, go here for a chance to win!  Giveaway ends Monday at noon.

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  1. That's some fabulous stuff you got! I'm looking forward to seeing what you use it for. :o)

  2. What a trip!! and What a haul!

  3. I love that you messed with someone's head to get that pack! Now that's a secret super power!

  4. Fun, fun fun!!!!! I love Sweetwater's stuff! :) Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

  5. Great haul! I love the Bella bird kit and all that yummy Vintage Modern too!!!

  6. Material Girl is my LQS! If you've never been, you should plan a trip. Debbie has a lot of great fabrics, and Ken is great to help you put things together!

  7. I was there on Saturday too, my first time to this particular show. I'll definitely be going back next year.
    What a deal on the Vintage Modern bundle!!! I got some Echino half-yard cuts for $7 each, I thought that was decent.


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