This past Thursday I had the pleasure to go to my first big quilt show, Pacific International, in Santa Clara, CA. WOW, it was amazing! My sweet husband took me for my birthday (this coming week). He brought 2 books, an audio book, snacks, because he thought he would be bored after an hour or so. He was also amazed at the talent in that show. He let me stay all day, without a word to rush me. I stayed to the end!! I could easily have gone the next day too. My only frustration was that I could only buy a few fat quarters, no extra money these days. If you ever get a chance to go, do it! The one thing that was kind of sad was how few quilts were hand quilted. I understand why, I hand quilt and I know how many fewer quilts there would be if they all were hand quilted, but I hope we don't stop entirely. The ones that were had quilted were exquisite. Of course the machine quilting was too.