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Thread: Went to a Quilt show

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    JJs
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    drove (or rather DH drove) over 100 miles to go to another quilt show at a place we went two years ago - and frankly we were disappointed. The first time was great, lots of quilts, vendors, etc, but this time was a dud. Very few eye grabbing quilts, mostly wall hangings and lap quilts. I didn't take my camera because I wanted to just enjoy the show this time - didn't even miss it. (I thought I could use my phone to take a picture of anything that really wowed me - ha).
    I did get a roll of 80/20 (not warm and natural) 15 yds for $70 - 96" wide - that works out to $4.66 a yard... not too bad. Played with Nolting Fun quilters in three sizes... hmmmm, unfortunately the guy said he'd only give me a thousand trade in on my Bailey/frame so I don't see an upgrade in the near future.
    There was only one fabric vendor set up and the selection was basically yuk (all pastel florals) nice fabric for $6 a yard but nothing jumped out and said buy me.
    So then we went to Hancocks and I got some stuff on the markdown from $3.95 to $4.50 a yard. (all the yellow/blue stuff and the black with writing and the gold) Then to Hobby Lobby where I got the brown paisley to go with the other two pieces.

    Went to Ryans then came home.....
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    Too bad the show was a bust. I just love the fabrics you got.

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    Yes, too bad about the show. I love the brown paisley. Yummm.

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    thanks, that's really the first yellow stuff I've ever gotten! It's a 'set' and all was on the markdown

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    I bet the weak economy was the reason the show was weak.

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    sorry the quilt show wasn't great, at least you got a few things on your trip and out to eat

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    That brown paisley and the fabric to the left of it are my favorites! Lovely.

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    What a disappointment. At least the day wasn't a total loss. You got some great fabrics.

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    Love the brown paisley. Could it be because I have a blouse almost like that fabric?

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    Love your fabrics( I have some of the same ones) & especially the brown paisley!! Sorry you had to go so far to the quilt show and it wasn't what you expected it to be!

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    Sorry the show wasn't great this year, but you got to spend some quality time with your DH!

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    The value of a stash!
    Look what I found in my stash last night to go along with the yellow/blue stuff... mondo cool
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    I am not a paisley fan but that brown paisley is gorgeous!

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    Your fabrics are nice!

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