Friday I drove to Paducah all by myself to attend the 2010 American Quilter’s Society quilt show. I’ve lived in Kentucky for 21 years and this was my first time to ever attend this show…shame on me!
But, I did have a wonderful day (wish it could have been 2 or 3 days) looking at beautiful quilts, drooling over all the gadgets, fabrics and a long-arm quilting machine, visiting the famous Hancock’s of Paducah fabric store AND taking a class on “Beginning Free-Motion Quilting”! Whew!
I arrived home at midnight and sent Steve off to Nicaragua for a mission trip at 2 a.m. It was a BIG day!
I want so badly to post photos of some of the quilts from yesterday, but I just read the Photograph Policy for AQS and it states that I can’t post photos online without permission. (You can go HERE to see the winners of the Paducah show)
But….I can post a picture of the lovely reproduction 30’s fabrics I could not resist buying!!! I didn’t go with a plan really, but before long…as I perused the vender booths…I realized I was drawn to these fabrics. I just kept picking up little bundles and fat quarters of the pretty little “feed sack” lookalikes and before you know it, I had this (sorry about the shadow on the pic):
Now I have to resist cutting into them until I have finished a couple of other projects I’ve already started…including a baby quilt for the new little grandson due in August. But I definitely see a quilt with these sweet fabrics in my future!
Here’s a sneek peek of Nolen’s Quilt: