Well I don’t have anything to show that I have made, since yesterday I was in the city for most of the afternoon and evening. I did however get to attend the local quilt show and it was really really good.
Since Saskatoon is so small (just under 300,000) I didn’t think that our local quilter’s guild was that big. I was expecting maybe 10 or so quilts, maybe a few machine demos and a few quilt stores showing things to buy.
What I found was a huge display of quilts! I think there had to be somewhere over 500 quilts about 30 vendors and a lot of people. Maybe all quilt shows do this, but we had to wear plastic gloves while looking at the quilts. I thought that was pretty funny!
Here are a few pics from the show.
These are all the quilts that the guild made that are going to charity
These are a few of my favourites in the show
There were a lot of neat things at the vendors. Lots of kits, which is nice since you cannot get many kits at the 2 local stores. I bought one fall kit and am still kicking myself over not getting this cute snowman kit. However, I collect Santa’s and nutcrackers so the snowman wasn’t quite what I was looking for.
I also saw Sue Abrey’s book "Pick four". Sue’s blog Quilt Times Is one of the first quilting blogs I followed and has since help to inspire me to sew again and take up quilting. When I saw her book I yelled "hey that Sue’s book, I know her". To which my mom said how do know her and I said well okay I don’t know her but I follow her blog so well yeah I guess I don’t know of her...lol Nonetheless I was pretty excited to see her book at our local quilt show.
All in All I was very happy with the quilt show. It exceeded my expectations and inspired me more than I thought it would. I wanted to run home and sew something! I am hoping some of that inspiration stays with me today as I try to finish up a few Halloween projects!