Hubby and I went to 2 different quilt shows today. What a fun way to celebrate Int'l Quilting Day! On the way to the first quilt show, we stopped at a thrift store (like that's a surprise)! I've passed up a baby quilt 2 times at this store since January, because I didn't like the sashing around the blocks, and, I don't need a baby quilt. Well, I was thinking of the preemie quilts that my little guild makes each year for a local hospital. I could take this quilt apart, and just use the blocks to make cute preemie quilts. While there, I also found over 7 yards of new flannel, that can be used as backings. First score of the day!
|baby quilt and over 7 yards of flannel|
|original vintage hand crank and fabrics|
|one of the Bonnie Hunter designs|
|bed turning area|
|look how tiny these Dresden's were|
|This was the 'Flood Quilt' see the description below|
|look at these cute outfits|
|Clowns! (sorry about her head, she kept moving every time I tried to take a picture)|
|3 quilt books|
|small notions chest and 3 fat quarters|
After a yummy lunch, provided by the FFA group, we headed towards Ottawa, Illinois, to the Tuckabatchee Quilters "Little Cabin in the Woods" quilt show.
First off, we got there just in time for the 'Treadle Races'. I got to 'race' on a New Home treadle.
|me, 'racing' to finish my 9 patch block, first|
|my block and pincushion prize|
|some of Cathy's machines|
|more of Cathy's machines|
|Cathy's hand crank|
|vintage quilt from 1870|
|up close of quilt above. 1/4" pieces|
|loved this Friendship quilt|
|some of the goodies I came home with (no, this isn't everything) Check out the zebra fabric!|
|hand stitched medallion center, included some extra pieces, templates and a hand drawn/designed pattern. All this for $2|
|box of accessories and machine feet. I don't have a clue what machine they should fit, but, I'll try them on some of my machines. It included a 'rolling' foot.|
|precut squares, each bag is labeled with the size and where they go|
|a few pieces, already sewn, with cutting instructions|
|book "Scraps' by Judy Martin, along with some of the bags of fabric|
|this is the quilt that is marked in the book|
What a fun day! Hubby is a sweetie to go with me. He even points out some of the quilts he likes best. Now, I'd better go, and feed him. Have a great weekend! I have so far!