Well here I am in Madison at Quilt Expo next to "Gouldians". It failed to win a ribbon but the winners in my category were very deserving.
So what is in the overstuffed bag you ask???
A new foot for my Bernina, thread, a chicken pin cushion pattern, a great book, a new ergonomic rotary cutter I can not wait to tryout and lots and lots of new fabric of which here is a small sampling.
It was a great day all in all. My only comment is the show did have several quilts in it that were clearly inferior in all aspects. I do not understand how they were allowed in and why. The construction, technique and quilting were beginner standards and in one case below beginner standard.
I have not seen this in previous shows and was very disappointed to see it this year. They had more quilts on display than ever before but as they say "Quality over Quantity".
In my humble opinion this brought the show down.
The objective should be to make it better each year, attracting the top quilters to enter.
I hope they get enough negative feedback to get back on track next year.