I had so much fun, hanging out in the Quiltworks Northwest booth at Sew EXPO this past Friday and Saturday!!! I signed books and demonstrated how to use the quilting disks that I use, called Grip and Stitch, from my friend at Clever Craft Tools, which they were selling in their booth (Gathering Fabric also carries these disks). She has a new company, and is busy building the website, but you can drop her a line and I'm sure she'll get back to you, asap. Here's a picture of them with the package cover:
I don't have pictures from the show (wish I did), but I did take some pictures of some things I purchased.
First off is Ricky Timm's hand dyed fabrics. His fabrics are gorgeous, and although I do like to dye fabric myself (my boys now have their coffee maker and other food things in that room, so I don't dare get out the dyes for fear of contaminating their food), I'm happy to be able to purchase such beautiful fabrics!
Of course, I also bought a couple cotton batiks for quilting:
I even found a couple totally gorgeous rayon batiks in the Indonesian Batiks booth, which I plan to make either light jackets, or tops from:
Cheryl Kuzcak, owner of Paradiso Designs, was also in the Quiltworks booth this weekend, and her purse designs are all so beautiful, especially when you see them in person. I had already purchased her Anna bag pattern at fall market, and added Xine and Carry-All to my collection. As usual, they look much better in person, especially Carry-All, which I would not have purchased had I not seen the beautiful version she had in the booth. In fact she sold so many that she sold out of that pattern on Friday and I had to wait until Saturday to buy my copy! She uses faux leather and nice, heavy hardware, so I made sure to get some to make my bags.
I was happy to see the Carolina Handspun booth, because I bought a black / multicolor fiber batt from her when she was at Madrona Fiberarts, and spun it up into a beautiful corespun art yarn. I wished I had more, and what do you know, but she had another in her booth, which I brought home with me:-)
Now I'd better get to work and make something!