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Thread: Sewing and Quilting Expo

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    Junior Member lovestosew's Avatar
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    Well, I went to my first expo and quilt show this weekend. OMG, I have never seen such beautiful quilts, the time that must have been spent making some of them was unbelievable! My friend and I went and spent the night, even though we were only about an hour away, just nice not to have to worry about anything. And the shopping, was beyond belief. I spent a small fortune. I'm attaching some pictures of what I got. The first are all 1/2 yard pieces. I had to stop myself at 15. The next was a kit that is done with chenille strips after the quilt is finished. I can't wait to start on that one. The ones with 5 fabrics are each 1 yard each. No idea what I am going to do with these. The last two are a panel that I am going to make a table runner and placemats for ME! Funny thing is I had NO stash, guess I do now. We are allready planning for next year. I was very good thought, did not use plastic at all. Last month was my birthday, so DH gave me $$$ and so did my son.

    They had LA's that I tried and I WANT one. I tried the HQ16, ($4395 ouch!) and it was fairly easy to work with. I was also playing around on a LA that was $10,000. Never in my life do I see this happening, unless I win the lotto and get a bigger house.

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    Super Member IrishNY's Avatar
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    Wow, nice haul! I love the colors you picked out. Sounds like a great trip!

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    You got some nice things. Glad you had fun at the expo and quilt show.

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    Super Member Sienna's GiGi's Avatar
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    Akron, Ohio - Atlanta, GA - Mannheim Germany
    I got excited for you when I read your post. Your fabrics are beautiful and yup...you got a stash! I've never experienced the quilting experience in the states and can't wait to come home to go to the shows there.

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    Super Member quilterella's Avatar
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    Your fabrics are beautiful. Sounds like you and your friend had a great time. And never say "never". I used to say that all the time, and, my Tin Lizzie arrives in 5 days!

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