Monday, March 8, 2010

Shopping at a Quilt Show

On Saturday I headed north, to see the San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild's quilt show. I'm not sure how many quilts they had, but it seemed like a relatively small show.

It may have been small, but they had vendors. Like any concerned American, I did my best to stimulate the economy. Translation: I went shopping. :)

The first thing I bought was wool yarn. It may or may not become a gift. That will be decided at a future point in time. I loved the colors and had to have them, ergo, money exchanged hands, as did the wool. :)

For some reason I liked this chunk of "vintage" fabric. Don't ask me why or what for. I bought it. I also liked the handmade ceramic buttons.

August was the first time I bought silk, other than for my wedding dress. But, I really enjoyed making that valentine for my husband, so I've decided that I need more silk, just in case. Check out these beautiful fat quarters. (I bought 1/2 yard of the royal blue.)

The silk seemed like the perfect backdrop for the little handmade flower beads. What? You can't see them?

How about a close-up? If they look familiar, they should. I bought some from the same artist, at the Bakersfield show in January.

Finally, I "needed" these kalimbas. yeah, I know. Not the usual purchase from a quilt show but hey. They called (sang) my name. I couldn't just leave them there.

And there you go. That's what I brought home from the quilt show. It seems like there might have been more, but I'm not sure what it was. Perhaps I'll find another bag here or there. If I do, I'll show you later.

But now? It's time to get back to work on our show. Catch you later!

2 comments:

quiltedtime said...

Mmmmmmm.........Gorgeous silk! Isn't shopping at shows so much fun?

Deborah said...

I love your purchases. Sounds like a lot of fun.