Friday, November 4, 2011
I went to a local quilt show today called A Quilter's Gathering. It's the local show put on in our town. It's not little, but it's not huge. It does draw some good teachers though.
I don't know why I expected anything different from the last 5 years I've gone, but I do tend to live in hope! The vendors...ugh. I hate to be negative, I'm usually a positive person...but even I have to vent once in a while!
I found one, just ONE vendor with newly released fabric. It felt like everyone was either selling masses of batiks (are batiks making a comeback? They were everywhere) or their older fabric from 3, 4, and 5 years ago. Even more surprising to me, the ladies were flocking to it! It wasn't even on sale. If I'm paying $3/FQ then I'm buying brand new released fabric, which is exactly what I did! Portsmouth Fabric Company had the brand new Amy Butler Lark line so I got a couple of pieces of that. They also were selling reusable totes so I bought a Kaffe Fassett printed one. The only other things I bought were a couple of Perle cottons and my favorite needles to use for needleturn applique, John James Gold 'n' Glide.
Tomorrow I'll post pictures from the quilt show itself. And I'll try to be positive, I promise!