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Thread: my first real quilt show.

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    Super Member sahm4605's Avatar
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    OMG!!!! It was like walking into a candy store and your parents telling you to look but not touch or eat. My hubby asked last night what our plans were for today and I had to tell him we were going to the Quilt Show in Overland Park Ks. He said I couldn't spend any money. :roll: :roll: :roll: ( I still spent some money but not a lot.) had to get thread for two quilts and a new ruler.
    This is a real quilt show. I have never been to a real one. The one that I had been to when I was younger was more of an art show with a section for quilting in Sacramento. My mom was in the art show and so we all went. But this show was awsome. In my head I have spent well into 20,000. I know I know it is rediculous to spend that much at one time on a hobby but ohhhhhh I could have done it. :oops: So much fabric, thread, long arm machines, patterns, tools, and storage ideas. :mrgreen: mean hubby telling me not to spend any money. well it is probably for the best, i could have spent a fortune there.
    The quilts were soooooo beautiful. there was this one that was purple that I loved and this small one that was painted. One of the long arm booths had this beautiful black and white one that I loved and my favorite was call angel of hidden garden (I think) it was soooo pretty. I want to go back again. found these water color pencles that don't wash away when you wash your fabric either. It is really cool.
    Anyone in Missouri know when the next show in the KC area is? next year I bet. Too long to wait. hehe
    When is the next show?

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    Not all quilt shows are annual. Some are every other year. You should be able to Google "quilt show" and your city/state. I'm hoping you don't have to wait an entire year or more to see another show, they are so much fun! :)

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    Sounds like you had a great time. What a great hobby we share!

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    Oh, I'm so excited for you!!! I'm glad you got the opportunity to go and bring hubby so he can appreciate your interest. It's a fascinating craft.

    I know what you mean when you see all that merchandise screaming for you to take it home. In my fantasy thinking, if I had Oprah's kind of $$$ (honestly, I wouldn't want it) I'd quilt shop myself silly. :thumbup:

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    Sounds wonderful. I went to my first one last year. Just a local one but when I walked through the doors I couldn't breath for a bit. It just takes your breath away. I'm so glad you had so much fun.

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    At my first quilt show, I went into sensory overload. It was great.

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    Oh, lucky you! Sounds like fun!

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    I wish that hubby went. he was at work. took my mom with me. she loved it also. She isn't a quilter, but loved to touch and feel fabric. she would just buy fabric to have in the house if she could. not for any particular reason but because it is pretty.

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    Ok here is what you do. Start clipping coupons, cutting back on the grocery budget, buy cheaper detergent,cheaper everything, etc. and have that savings stashed for the next quilt show and leave hubby home.

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    I would NEVER take my husband to a quilting event. I don't want him knowing how much everything costs. My mother told me, "They don't need to know everything."

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    my mom said the same thing. cash is wonderful isn't it. they never know everything.

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    Was that the IMQA Machine Quilting Show? Man, I wanted to go to that soooo bad. It always looks so fun, and they have a zillion classes you can do, if you sign up early. Glad someone got to go.

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    so glad you got to go. My first one was Paducah this year, and I was the same way LOL

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    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your first quilt show :D:D:D
    Yep, start saving for the next one, where there's a will, there's a way :wink:

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    My hubby loves how my quilting makes me a happy girl. And his hobby is computers. Mine is usually cheaper. lol

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    There will be a great show in September, Fall Fun Fest Weekend, at Timothy Luthern Church on R.D. Mize RD. Twilight Stitchers of Blue Springs has this annually.
    Also, there is or was s small show at Vesper Hall, this month.
    One final show in the area this spring will be at the Mid-Continent Genealogy Library on Lee's Summit and Keiger coming soon. Call Library for exact date.
    You have many great shows in the BS area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaglemom59
    Was that the IMQA Machine Quilting Show? Man, I wanted to go to that soooo bad. It always looks so fun, and they have a zillion classes you can do, if you sign up early. Glad someone got to go.
    it was. You have missed a great one. Today is the last day. I wish that I had gotten a full yard of this material that I had picked up. I only got a 1/2 yard of it and it wont be enough. I would try to talk my hubby into taking me to go and get the fabric but I can already tell you what he will say. NOPE Aint going to happen.
    I will definitely have to check on those in Blue Springs and Lees summit.
    Thanks for the heads up about the one in the fall. I am definitely going to be saving every dime I can for that show.

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    ANY quilt show is worth going to. I went to a small one put on by a local guild and salivated the whole time. So many quilts, so little time. Each one had a personality of its own. And the vendors were local as well. Got some business cards so I know where they are and when they are open. Ah, the fun of this hobby!

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    sounds like you had fun and now hooked on quilt shows

    do a google search for quilt shows in your state!

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    My friend and I were at Overland Park yesterday - sorry if we bumped into you while we were staring at all the beautiful quilts and fabrics.

    I too liked the whole cloth quilts with some color applied - especially Pearls of Wisdom. It was a beautiful quilt and wonderful sentiment.

    How did you like all the Lone Stars with the varied quilting designs - great way to showcase how the quilting affects the finished product (there were about 20 wall quilts, all the same fabric and pattern, just quilted differently).

    There is also a show in Jefferson City June 5 & 6, vendors and over 300 quilts. Jeff has a pretty good guild so I'm expecting to see some nice things.

    And Boone County guild is having a show this fall (don't know the date but it's usually one week either way of Thanksgiving). It will be at Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia. The last time I went to it, was amazed at the variety of quilts!!

    If you come, let me know and we'll meet up.

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    Yes, this show is held once a year in Overland Park,Ks. It is put on by IMQA (International Machine Quilters Association. Check out their website IMQA.org. This show has mainly been for professional longarm quilters, but they are wanting to open it up to the individuals who machine quilt only for themselves also. The classes are geared to longarm quilters but anyone who machine quilts, longarm, shortarm and domestic machines will enjoy and benefit from the classes. If you become a member of IMQA you will received the official magazine ON TRACT. This magazine is filled with acticles from teachers, reviews of machine quilting gadgets and ideas for quilting.

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